Does your school plan your senior class trips? If so, and you’ll be a senior this year, the trip is probably already in the works. If not, imagine what a little preparation on your part could do to get the ball rolling. Either way, you need to start thinking about fundraisers – if you haven’t already.
Think of your fundraisers as a give and take: The best way to get people to add to your fund is to give them something in return. Raffles are great for this. Bake sales, garage sales, car washes. Think of your childhood lemonade stands and then build on that idea. One modern twist on the garage sale might be to sell old books, clothing, and other items on websites like Amazon or eBay. Again, consider the tried and true, and then make it relevant to today and to your needs.
With the new school year approaching, consider creative ways to get the underclassman involved. Hit up the athletic teams after practice with a portable concession stand. Or have contests for which the winners are chosen by donations to their name that count as votes. You can do this with silly things like costume days or with serious talent competitions. Think American Idol, only insert your own school’s name. If you start planning now (and remember, you’ll probably need permission from your school’s administration), just think of the exciting event you could plan, complete with a concession stand for yet more fundraising! Spread the competition over more than one day to maximize funds.
Your senior class trip should be a memorable and exciting time for you and your friends. Be sure to get a head start on the fundraising to make the trip as stress-free as possible for everyone involved.