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
or maybe a Casino Night
(real money pays for play money which pays for prizes); all work for
raising dollars and having fun!
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
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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