Consider using one of these fun ideas to augment your Student Series Giving Program!
Stuck for a Buck — Hands down the most popular fundraising activity among schools of all levels! Students pay $1 for a piece of duct tape they use to tape a lucky staff person to a wall.
Digital Dollars — Encourage your students to create a short video about participating in Pennies and email it to friends and family asking for online donations. Also, promote your page through emails, social media posts, newsletters and the school website.
Pennies Pie — Reward the top fundraising classrooms with the chance to pie their teacher at the end of your campaign.
Crazy for a Cure — Have a favorite staff person kiss a pig, shave their head, put on a chicken suit, etc., if your school reaches its goal.
Make Leukemia Disappear — Place the word “leukemia” at the entrance to school. Each time your school collects a certain amount, remove one letter.
Traveling Trophy — Make your own trophy. Each week of the campaign, the class/period raising the most money is awarded the trophy for the week.
Team Up Against Leukemia — Designate a “jersey day” where students wear their favorite team jersey to school by donating $1 or more. Talk about the importance of working together as a team to reach your school’s goal.
Clean Out Your Console — Have student group members collect spare change from students’ cars as they drive in to school each morning.
Bucket Boost or Miracle Minutes — Ask for donations at a home game by passing a bucket around the stands during halftime. Have a contest to see which side of the stands/stadium can raise the most money in 5 minutes.
Battle of the Sexes — Create a boy vs. girl competition for a cure. Which gender can raise the most funds?
Class Competition — Create a competition between freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, where pennies have a positive value and all silver change and dollars have a negative value.
How High for Who? — Create multiple canisters labeled with different school staff or students and their prize offering (shave their head, wear flippers all day, kiss a pig, dye their hair green, etc.). Whatever staff canister has the most money has to follow through with their prize!
Rock for a Cause — Host a battle of the bands concert, talent contest or variety show and charge a donation for admission.
Delay the Day — Catch some extra “shut eye” during first period! On a designated day, collect coins and cash in first period with the rule that the teacher has to count it all and class can’t start until they are finished!
Pay Not to Play — The school plays an annoying song during lunch or passing periods until students raise enough money that day to stop it.