When you're trying to raise money your high school class, it can be a challenge. Selling holiday desserts and holding car washes can help raise money from time to time, but if you want to raise the most money possible for your class activities, you need to focus on items that can regularly bring in money throughout the year. Here are some items that may work for your class.
Custom, Embroidered T-Shirts
Your school store or sports teams might already be selling generic t-shirts that have the school's logo or mascot on it. However, to make things a little more interesting and to make money for your particular class, you can start selling custom, embroidered t-shirts.
To make this idea work, you might have a contest where different students in the class come up with designs for the t-shirts; after a short period, have all the students vote on one or a few designs. They can each buy one for themselves, and when they wear them around school, they can create instant buzz and interest other students in purchasing shirts for their families and friends.
Embroidery is perfect for these types of shirts, as students can be rough on their clothing. When the shirts are embroidered, you need not worry that the picture or wording will fade as might happen with ink.
Customization in the form of embroidered personal names can be a great way for students to have something that is uniquely theirs. Not only that, but customization can also help students keep track of their t-shirt. It is easy to misplace a shirt and then be unable to tell whether another similar-looking shirt belongs to the same person. Contact an outlet, such as Mountain Screen Impressions, Inc., for further assistance.
Decals and Patches
For those who don't care for t-shirts or want to have something that always shows off their school pride no matter what they are wearing, a great idea is to have patches and decals made up. Patches can be sewn into backpacks, tote bags and jackets, while decals can be put on everything from folders to car bumpers.
When coming up with decals and patches, take care to keep the message simple so that the items are not too large.
Use the information above to help you choose things that will help raise money for your high school class. Be sure to talk with local print shops and t-shirt shops to get an idea of more things you can do.