Not a fan of fundraisers? Me neither. But there are some ways to raise money for your school without selling out your friends and family with these top 30 restaurant school fundraisers. Little work, little pressure and lots of return.
Chocolate. Magazines. Popcorn. Tamales. PJs.
Those are just a few of the things we’ve been asked to sell to our friends and family in the name of fundraising.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that I’m cheap. I am all for spending money in the name of education. Whether it’s materials, assistance, tools or even building space, I’m all for giving money to the school or the PTA to help give my children (and yours) everything they need to be successful.
However, I’m not good with direct sells. Hell, if I had been, I’d be collecting a big fat commission check. But I suck at the hard sell- that’s why I went into Public Relations instead of Sales/Advertising. I am all for drinking the Kool-Aid and telling you all about how good it tastes and you need to taste it too. But I’m not so good about pouring you a glass, putting it up to your lips and asking you to gulp it down because I said so.
Okay, too many references to Kool-Aid, but hopefully I made a point…I don’t to sell stuff to others especially if they ain’t thirsty.
So when it comes to fundraisers at schools, I feel like it’s homework for me. I also feel like it’s some kind of competition to show my allegiance to the school and how good of a parent I am. Basically, the more I sell, the more I love my school and my kid.
But it honestly couldn’t be further from the facts. I love my kiddos so much that I work my butt off to make money so I can afford for them to have the opportunities that I didn’t have growing up. So please don’t ask me to add to my everlong list of things I don’t get done on a daily basis to raise money by selling chocolate bars.
Just ask me for a check. It’s that easy.
And if it’s not, then going out for hamburgers or tacos is.
That’s right. Several of your favorite eateries host school fundraisers. While each one is a little different, basically they give you everything you need to share with others “you know you need to eat dinner, so when you come tonight our school will get the benefit.”
So to make it really easy, here’s the list of restaurant fundraisers. While you aren’t going to bank a billion, you will be able to be eat a burger and help a school at the same time.
And don’t worry, there’s no Kool-Aid involved.
Restaurant School Fundraisers
- Buca di Beppo
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Carrabba’s Italian Grill
- Cheesecake Factory
- Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (contact your location for details)
- Jamba Juice
- Logan’s Roadhouse
- (Marble Slab) MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery
- Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
- Outback Steakhouse
- Panda Express
- Panera Bread
- Pizza Hut
- Potbelly Sandwich Shop
- Ruby Tuesday
- Sonic Drive-In
- Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes
- TGI Friday’s
- Taco Bueno
- Taco Cabana
- Zoe’s Kitchen
- And one more: Whataburger!
Do you have any favorite restaurant fundraisers?