It’s the giving season! This time of year, many schools plan fundraisers and donations to support their districts and communities. It’s also a time for students to learn the importance of giving back to others. Whether you’re well on your way in your donation journey or you’re about to kick start one, here are a few ideas to consider when trying to boost your school donations and encourage others around you to do the same.Host a Read-a-Thon
Reading is a great way to encourage learning and creativity, and it can also be a fun way to raise money for a good cause. Consider hosting a read-a-thon where students can pledge to read a certain number of books or pages over a set period of time. Ask friends and family to sponsor each student's reading efforts and utilize the funds raised towards something at school or donate to a local organization.
Send Holiday Grams
Spread some holiday cheer by offering students and staff holiday grams that they can send to others throughout the school. These can be simple cards or notes with a festive message that you deliver to their classroom, locker, or mailbox, and you can charge a small fee for each one. This is a great way to raise money while encouraging kindness and holiday cheer!Set Up a Fundraising Booth
If your school or community is hosting a holiday event, consider setting up a fundraising booth. You can sell holiday-themed items like ornaments, baked goods, or school merchandise. This is a great way to get people involved and excited about giving back to their local school district.Use Online Giving Platforms
These days, online giving has made it easier than ever to donate. With a payment platform like MySchoolBucks, your school can simply collect donations online. MySchoolBucks also allows you to add a donation option right at checkout so parents can choose to make a small donation as they’re paying for other student fees and items. Or, you can utilize a fundraising platform, like MSB’s Pickle Juice. With this, you can create a fundraiser page to track donations, and students can set their own goals with a personal donation page to send to their families and friends. A platform like Pickle Juice gives you an easy way to share your page on social media to reach a wider audience.
There are many ways to get involved and make a difference this giving season. Whether you're hosting a read-a-thon, sending holiday grams, setting up a fundraising booth, or utilizing online tools, every bit makes a difference during the holiday season.