The obvious one for kids is, of course chocolate bars. You almost certainly remember this classic fundraiser from back when you were a kid, but that doesn't mean that it's seen as old or not current enough nowadays. In fact, our chocolate bars fundraisers are as popular as ever, and of course chocolate never goes out of style. And with prices starting at just a dollar, chocolate bars are affordable, even in this economy.
Another good type of idea for youth fundraising is card-based fundraising. Cards can return profits of up to 90%, and they're fun to work with, as well. With something like scratch cards, your supporters scratch off 2 of 50 covered dots on the card, and whatever amount they uncover is the amount they are suggested to donate, although many people will be generous and give a little extra. With something like pizza cards for youth fundraising, local pizza merchants get in on the act and help out by giving a fantastic 2-for-1 pizza deal to your supporters, while you pick up the profits. We also have other kinds of discount cards that work in a similar way - helping your supporters, local merchants, and of course the kids, as well! Card-based activities for youth fundraising can work particularly well with small groups, too.