Here are a few ideas to show gratitude to your hard-working volunteers while also boosting the fun factor in fundraising.
• Turn your spring car wash into an outdoor extravaganza with live entertainment featuring the school’s jazz ensemble and a cappella groups. Keep drivers entertained while their cars get a bath.
• Honor Memorial Day this year with an All-American Apple Pie Bake-Off. Proud cooks can enter their favorite pie along with the recipe for auction. Provide a healthy supply of American flags to sell to families that want to decorate their mailbox and front porch.
• Host a semi-formal live auction for parents featuring music and appetizers. Get local businesses to provide items or services such as dinner, theater tickets, spa package or a hotel stay for two.
• Ask a dance instructor to teach families how to waltz, two-step, salsa, line dance, or do the latest hip-hop moves. Follow up the lessons with a dance-off or your very own “Dancing with the Stars” contest.