DS starts K next year at a public charter which is underfunded. All public schools in my state are grossly underfunded but the charter school is underfunded + has to pay rent. Fundraising is important. I am hoping to come up with new innovative fundraising that hopefully raises money outside of the school, i.e. most parents already donate monthly and donate as needed. Population is primarily caucasion, hispanic, and Korean-American. Mixed-socioeconomically with 40% qualifying for free or reduced lunch. Would especially like ideas that are inclusive of all of the groups and communities; a lot of the fund raising takes place among and sponsored by the higher income community. Very motivated involved parent community. Schools makes really great use of the funds. Great stewardship.
I particularly would like to expand the feeble library collection.
The school already has:
craft and bake sale (mostly savoury dinners these days)
garage sale with an ebay and Craig's List "picker" who picks through to sell on ebay for higher prices
art auction + silent auction
book fair through scholastic
Ideas? What works well for your school or chairty?