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Most likely, the prom committee is going to have to raise money with the class to pay for the dance. Usually, the ticket price just doesnít cover it. Here are some ideas besides the usual school fundraising programs like selling magazines, candy and gift wrap.


1. A Gym-Sized Garage Sale or Tail Gate Garage Sale

Have your classmates and their parents load up all their unusable stuff and bring it to the cityís largest garage sale, hosted by you at the school. Do it tail-gate style and let people sell out of their trunks or do it in the gym. Outside, for extra cash, offer to wash cars, sell food items (you can get them donated) or offer a pay-per-chore service. Never underestimate the value of having an audience, so grab all opportunities while you can.

2. A Special Event

A Battle of the Bands, an ice cream social, bingo night, or maybe a Casino Night (real money pays for play money which pays for prizes); all work for raising dollars and having fun!

3. Tickets

Poll the class and see whose parents have extraordinary tickets to football, baseball and basketball games (and others). Maybe someone even has a loge. See if they will give your committee the tickets they arenít using so that you can auction them off. Iíve done this by mail, and it works really well.

4. Souvenir add-ons

Imprinted picture frames, photo cubes, photo key chains, candles, picture albums; these are all items that can be sold during the year, with the tickets to the event or as part of a special package. This is a great way for you to raise more money for your homecoming.

5. Car Wash

Get a group together for a car wash. Have a few members from the marching band stand on the sidewalk and play some load music while other fundraisers hold the ubiquitous "Car Wash" signs. That will really get the attention of the drivers!

6. Hold a Raffle

Procure donations from local businesses and community members. Sell tickets and let the community win great prizes (while you raise money for your dance!)


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