When the housing bubble burst, and home values plummeted, the tax dollars our school melted away, leaving school budgets desperately short. Some schools are passing the shortfall to students and their families, making them pay for basic supplies, books, and sports. But other schools are stepping up their fundraising efforts to make up the difference. If you’re looking for ways to help raise money for your school, I can help! I’ve been helping raise money for my daughter’s school, and here are 7 ways you can raise money for your school!
1. Box Tops for Education
So many of the prepared foods we buy, from Totino’s Pizza Rolls to Cheerios, come with a tin coupon worth about five cents each. Clip those little “Box Tops” coupons, collect them, and earn money for your school for things like sports equipment and books. A nickel per coupon doesn’t seem like much, I know, but if each child only brings in 20 coupons a year, for a school with only 250 students, that’s $250 a year!