4 Ways to Raise Money for Your School’s Gym Uniforms
Setting your students up with gym uniforms is a great option for many schools, though the up-front costs related to purchasing bulk gym uniforms can be problematic for some school administrators. Fortunately, there are some fun and unique fundraising options all schools can consider to offset the costs of gym uniforms.
Perhaps the easiest and most straight-forward way to raise money for school gym uniforms is to set up a crowdfunding campaign, which can be done online on any number of reputable sites. You can set a monetary goal for your fundraising, then ask students, parents, and others to “share” the link to your campaign and donate to the cause.
For a more old-fashioned way to raise money for school gym uniforms, holding a bake sale can be a wonderful option. Simply ask students and their parents to bring in baked goods from home, where they can be sold at a school event. The money raised by selling the baked goods can go towards the gym uniform budget. You may be surprised at how much you can raise this way, as baked goods are inexpensive to make.
Get creative and hold a trivia tournament at your school outside of regular school hours to raise money for gym uniforms. You ca separate competitors by grade, and ask that each competitor pitch in a few dollars to go towards gym uniforms. The winner from each grade can receive a prize of some sort, whether it be a gift certificate or even an extra recess session.
5K or “Fun Run”
In the spirit of health and wellness, holding a 5K or other “fun run” event can be a great way to raise money for gym uniforms andget students (and their parents) active! These runs can often be held easily on school grounds, and a small registration fee can be collected from each participant.
A little creativity goes a long way when it comes to raising funds for school gym uniforms. Have fun with it!