Fundraising is an essential for cheerleaders to help defray
the cost of uniforms and competitions. The ideas listed below are suited for all organizations
who are interested in fundraising.
Easy Fundraisers for
Sell cheer items - It can be as
simple as magnets, or as elaborate as tee shirts, sweat shirts,
hoodies, and/or pajamas. Anyone who participates in cheer will love to wear or
own these items.
Have silent auction -
Items can include tickets to sporting events, dinners at local
restaurants, services by the cheerleaders such as shoveling, car
lessons, tutors, and services by parents based on their profession.
Sell meal tickets for
a bag lunch -
Work out a discount with a local business to provide you with
hoagies. Simply add chips and a drink and you have your lunch.
Sell tickets in advance and set up a delivery date.
Organize a spaghetti
dinner - Have the cheerleaders
invite family and friends. This can be done right in the school
cafeteria. Cover tables in red checkered table cloths and put
centerpieces or battery operated candles on the table. Have
parents donate the food. Set it out buffet style and enjoy!!
Offer Cheer Service Days
- Have the cheerleaders offer services around the holidays.
For instance gift wrapping at Christmas, babysitting on Valentine’s
Day or New Year's Eve.
Have a Car Wash
- It is always a successful fundraiser providing it is at a good
location and sufficiently advertised. Make sure flyers are
distributed in advance and posters with the price and date are
planted strategically around the location at least a week prior to
the event. Make sure you designate jobs such as washer, dryer,
money man prior to the event to avoid chaos.
Set up a restaurant
Many local restaurants will give you a percentage of sales on a
designated night for all sales that your organization brings to
their business. Most of the time this will occur on a
weeknight. Be sure to advertise in advance and if the
restaurant has take-out try and have that included in your deal.
- Create a cookbook -
Collect favorite recipes from parents, family, friends and teachers.
- Dessert Sale - Sell
pies, cookies and/or fudge for Christmas, Thanksgiving and/or
Easter. If you have bakers in the group homemade always
- Sell Game Comfort Items
- Blankets and bleacher cushions in school colors.
- Have a Bingo Night.
Solicit local businesses, family and friends for items to use as
prizes. Wrap prizes in cellophane and ribbons to make them
look pretty. Make themed baskets if possible.
- Organize an egg hunt for
Easter - Set up a table to sell baked goods. Don't forget
to have your donation box out in the open for all to see and drop
- Sponsor a Ladies Night
- Contact local crafters and home distributors such as Silpada
jewelry, and Pampered Chef. Charge a fee to rent a table and
then negotiate a percentage of their sales that night to be donated
to the cheer squad. Invite everyone that you know to be sure
you have a good turn out.
- Organize a Cheer Clinic:
Have your coaches and
a cheer clinic for younger children. Charge $10 per child for
a 2 hour session on Saturday morning. Create a flyer and
distribute to elementary schools in your district.
perform at a game.
- Organize a bake sale
can be done right at the field and it is always successful.
Especially if coffee/tea/hot chocolate is included for the early
morning games. You can also do a bake sale at school on an
event when lots of parents will be there like back to school night.
- Theater Trip -
Organize a ladies trip to the theater. You may want to include
lunch or dinner in the price.
Great Activities for Kids....
A wonderful way for children to express their creativity,
while at the same time learning fundamental skills that
improve their artistic endeavors.
teaches the importance of
dedication, focus and practice.
you to set goals and progress steadily towards them
with the help of your instructors.
the foundation for all sports because it teaches your child to control
is a great family activity and it is
something that kids love to do.