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|Posted: 9/27/2010 10:43:58 AM|
We are getting ready to kick off our elementary schools wrapping paper fundraiser. However, we are having a hard time thinking of individual incentive prizes.
So far, we have thinking iTunes giftcard, Gamestop giftcard, football(?) or other sports equipment, Silly Bandz, remote control car.
We have up to $15 to spend per student and are having a hard time thinking of things the younger girls would enjoy.
The kids will get to pick their prize at the end of the fundraiser so we need to go with something that is easily available (no Squinkies, for example).
We are already doing a recess with the Principal for some of the top sellers plus we will give out ice cream coupons for the top 2 selling classes.
Any ideas are welcome!
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|Posted: 9/27/2010 10:52:33 AM|
Are you using a fundraising company to sell the wrapping paper? We are doing one in October and ours provides the prizes, etc.
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|Posted: 9/27/2010 10:54:12 AM|I have to say that I loathe the idea of fundraising 'prizes'. The whole concept is one that I feel is wrong, although I understand why groups do this. Because they believe it's an incentive to sell more. I think it sends the wrong message though, and it usually just rewards children whose parents have lots of friends, family and co-workers and who have no compunction about using those relationships.
I'm sure you're committed to the idea though, and not looking for a debate, but only suggestions for prizes. I will suggest though that rather than making the prizes for the top sellers only, if you are going to do prizes, why not have a draw instead, so that every child who participates is eligible?
It might cause the usual top sellers to not make the effort to sell as much (and if it does, shame on them) but it might encourage children who know they aren't going to win anything, to take part. And it will show an appreciation for 'every' effort made, not just a special appreciation for those with access to the biggest customer base (through their parents).
Okay, now for actually answering your question . The iTunes card would be a hit, I'm sure. And sports equipment is a great idea. I think many girls will also be interested in that. Younger girls also usually love arts and crafts. So how about a set of watercolours and a pad of watercolour paper, or a beading kit, etc.
Another idea for boys, or girls, might be those kits that they have for science experiements. They have some really cool ones. Or Lego sets also seem to go over well.
Best of luck with your fundraiser.
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|Posted: 9/27/2010 11:10:55 AM|
Emily is in 2nd grade and things that she (and her friends) like are stuffed animals (especially Webkinz), jewelry, books and cute stationary (pens and paper with dogs on them, etc).
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|Posted: 9/27/2010 1:12:29 PM|Thanks for the suggestions!
|Posted: 9/27/2010 1:19:05 PM|
I completely agree with Heartcat. Elementary age children are too young to understand why one child is getting a fun prize and they are not, even though it is completely out of their hands.