A youth fundraiser can quickly become a fact of life for just about any child. Schools, church youth groups, sports, and arts activities all rely on fundraising to make up for gaps in their budgets. A youth fundraiser can help all sorts of clubs and groups operating smoothly, and these days that sort of help is becoming essential. And if the kids can enjoy the experience and maybe learn something about the power of teamwork, that's just the icing on the cake.

If you have kids at home, you already know which fundraiser they want to do... the obvious answer is chocolate. Chocolate bar fundraising has been around forever, and you might think that the concept has gotten old and tired since the time when you did it back when you were a student. But that's just not true - the whole reason that these sorts of activities are still around is because they perform consistently even after all these years. Chocolate is a particularly good choice if you have students who will be selling to other students, and if permission can be arranged for that to happen actually at the school, then there's really no limit to how successful you can be.

If you're looking for an idea that will appeal to a wider range of people, pizza cards are an excellent fundraising idea to please both the kids and the adults. The concept behind the cards is easy to understand - the customers who buy the pizza cards get a fantastic 2-for-1 deal on pizza, local pizza restaurants get some advertising, and of course your group gets to raise some money.

Have a look through our pages of youth fundraisers if you need to get some great ideas, and keep your mind open to all possibilities - there really is no reason to limit yourself, when there are so many fantastic possibilities out there.