We are selling $5 raffle tickets, for a new computer system (donated by a local store), and we will make about $4,000 in less than a months time. Not bad since we only have about 25 students participating!
The computer system raffle is an excellent idea. You also are running the raffle just in time for Christmas…perfect timing!
I’m not sure if we’re allowed to sell raffle tickets in school. Fund raising in the high school is something we have to get approved and schedule with other teams and clubs (To prevent two groups from doing the same fund raiser at the same time).
Our best fundraiser is home made pies from a bakery. We sold over 600 pies this year, and I think we make about $2 a piece… this is pretty good with our nearest neighbors not being within walking distance
Our worst fundraiser… this summer at the county fair we did demos. At the same time we were trying to get money to go to the Maryland State Fair Competition… well… it was July and hot, so we tried to sell freeze pops. Someone bought over 10,000 freeze pops to sell, and I don’t even think we sold one whole case which is like 100 freeze pops.
I am surprised the book sox’s didn’t work. The seniors in my school sell them, and they usually do pretty well.
whats pretty funny is that our team makes most of its money off selling hand made beeswax candles. I dont know the company name, but you can order a box of beeswax sheets, then u roll them into candles. We then decorate them. Mainly holiday themes, I thought it wouldnt work at first, but it makes alot of money.
I am also proud to be the screaming idiot for our car washes. Quite a sight. Lol.
*Originally posted by Clanat *
**We just asked for stuff from the community, and offered to pick it up, and we made $1400 in two days, + pick up time.
Need a place to store stuff this way. **
Team 930 did about the same. It is a great idea. Each member went to family and friends and got stuff that people did want and Team 930 sold it at a Garage Sale.
We did it the same weekend of Maxwell Street Days (it is a big time in Mukwonago, About 100 venders come to the park and sell stuff). We had people walk around Maxwell Street Days handing people flyers and people at the stores (Wal-mart and food stores) We made about $1500 total
the worst fundraiser i was ever apart of was not to do with robotics it was a fern sale… If you dont no what a fern is you dont want to. We spent 2 weekends getting the ferns and 2 days selling them we made a total of $90 and we sold about 10. we we’re there for like 20+ hours over the 2 days and also had to deliver some of them… The best idea on robotics was probaly the Bake Sale that we had. We made somewhere between $200-$400 it was a good sale we almost sold out the first night and had everyone go home and bake more that night… it was at parent teacher conferences and worked out really well… It my first taste of Robotics and i was the corridnator some things went wrong but in the end the sale was the best fundraiser in that time period we have had.
Team #957’s Gimp Boy
We did a raffle but wasn´t very good. now we are selling the spaces on the school wall to restaurants, markets… we make good money selling this spaces because we sell a space to the hole year than they have to pay all the months, and our school has big and well localized walls…
I find the selling wallspace a very interesting idea… I don’t think it’d fly too well here in the US though, at least not where I live The best fundraiser we’ve ever had was hosting a post-season competition! We made a bit over $3,000. To the best of our knowledge, we’re the only team to ever make a profit off of one.
*Originally posted by Ryan Meador *
**I find the selling wallspace a very interesting idea… I don’t think it’d fly too well here in the US though, at least not where I live The best fundraiser we’ve ever had was hosting a post-season competition! We made a bit over $3,000. To the best of our knowledge, we’re the only team to ever make a profit off of one. **
We’ve hosted one for the past three years- and every year we make more and more money… I believe most of it is from food sales…
Raffles are good, but only if you have something good to give away. Example: 330 used to be sponsored by DirecTV and they would donate satellite tv systems with a year subscription. That was a good raffle, because people were willing to buy thirty and forty dollars worth of tickets. Even people on the team and their families were buying tickets. Plus, since the goods to be raffled were donated, there was almost no out of pocket expenses.
My personal favorite fundraiser when i was on 330 was our garage sales. We would ask people from the school and from the community to donate goods, and we consistently made over a thousand dollars whenever we would have a garage sale. But after a couple years of having multiple garage sales, you begin to run out of stuff to sell.