Can you tell me what your Waldorf schools have used for fundraising for the 8th grade service trip?
Our school's main fundraiser has been lunches. At the beginning of this year, and I think for the last couple of years, parents of the current 8th grade have made burritos on Tuesdays and have sold pizza on Thursdays.
There was a strong petition that went around at the beginning of the year to get rid of the pizza (it was pretty junky) and we discovered a great replacement - a company that does hot lunches for schools and offers relatively healthy menus with Whole Foods' standards (no artificial colors/flavors, no hormones/antibiotics in the meat/dairy, etc.).
We just found out last week that the company is changing its standards - lowering them. The meat and dairy will no longer be certified hormone/antibiotic-free.
It wasn't a huge money maker anyway, but we thought it would grow over the next year or two. Now that this has happened, I don't think we'll be keeping it. There is another lunch program that is more local and uses more local/organic foods, but the profit margin for fundraising isn't there because the quality is better and the company isn't as big as the one we were using.
My thought was that we could continue a lunch program with the local company at a smaller profit margin, but try to find other options for fundraising.
What has worked well for your school? Are there any out there that aren't food related?
Thank you for any ideas!