The paperwork has come home for the class trip. It’s going to be an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience for your child – a chance to explore a bit of the world outside the protective parental umbrella. Truth be told, you are already planning date night as you anticipate a blissfully quiet couple of days! Then you skim to the bottom for payment information and realize date night might be dinner at McDonald’s…
Take heart! There are countless ways to help offset the cost of student travel. Everyone has a different situation and comfort level for fundraising, so it’s good to have options. Here are a few of my favorites:
FanAngel is a secure, online platform for raising funds. Its mission is to help school and sports groups successfully raise as much money as possible (90% of every donation goes to the beneficiary.) FanAngel uses a simple formula of personalization (like an URL unique to your group), automation and participation. A representative will guide you step-by-step through the set-up process and send you templates for emails, videos and other resources to help you succeed!
Simply Sheets has you “covered” with an easy way to fundraise. Luxury sheets that are washable and incredibly comfortable are a great seller in any market. You can set your own profit margin (40 – 55% local or 40% online) and reach your goal in your sleep (see what I did there?!)
CG3 Battery Fundraising
If you like the idea of having a product to offer but are tired of the same old wrapping paper, try CG3 Battery Fundraising. Everyone can use batteries, and this pack of assorted sizes is great to have around the house. Other power-based items are available as well as the ability to add your brand/logo to some products.
Plan a colorful run while earning “green” for your trip. Involve your community in a race that showers you with plant-based color along the way. Reach your financial target while being a target for fun as the race gets underway!
World’s Finest Chocolate
The name says it all! As a pro bono quality control tester (wink, wink), I can assure you that the title rings true. Melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, a great profit margin (up to 50%), no up-front costs and available incentives make World’s Finest Chocolate an easy way to help pay for your trip.
Student travel can be a strain on the wallet. However, the experience of travel is priceless. Exploring one of these fundraising options can help make it more accessible to all students and groups. It also might mean a date night that involves more than a drive -thru!
For more information about these and other fundraising opportunities, contact Kaleidoscope Adventures, your trusted student travel partner. Kaleidoscope does travel beyond expectations!