Fundraising for a trip can seem intimidating. After all, no one likes asking for money. However, raising money for a trip doesn’t have to be a headache. Check out some of these fun and popular ways to fundraise for a school trip that everyone will love!


Schools receive 40%-50% of the profits from all sales! Poppin Popcorn™ can help deliver profits similar to Cookie Dough or Pizza food fundraisers. However, because it is shelf stable and has no additives or preservatives, you can avoid refrigeration and shipping headaches. Their popcorn is all-natural, healthy, air-popped, gluten-free, and trans-fat-free. 

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Stadium Concessions

If you have a professional or semi-professional sports team with a stadium or facility, talk to their public relations department about the possibility of your parents, teachers, or students working the concession booth. They will often allow all or a portion of the proceeds to go directly to the school so they may be applied to your upcoming trip. Please note: depending on the type of food or drinks being served, some age restrictions may apply. 

Used Shoe Drive

Your group can simply collect new or gently used shoes from students, faculty, staff, and parents, and Funds2Orgs will pick them up. This creative fundraising solution requires no selling and or students to handle cash. Within 48 hours of processing, Funds2Orgs will send your school a check based on the number of pounds of shoes you gathered. 

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Mattress Fundraiser

One fundraising company can set up a complete mattress showroom in your school’s cafeteria, gymnasium, or community building. The students, parents, or faculty are not responsible for sales, so the hours of volunteer time a traditional fundraiser requires are significantly reduced. They offer mattresses in all styles and sizes, priced below retail, and accessories like adjustable bases, frames, sheets, luxury pillows, and mattress protectors from top manufacturers. All mattresses are made to order and come with full non-prorated warranties. The company even offers easy financing options. 

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Tailgate Concessions

Are high school or college sports big in your town? Cash in on the tailgating culture and bring food and beverages to resell at local football, baseball, softball, or soccer games. Post signage indicating what the sales go toward, and people will typically be more generous. Check with the high school or community team to ensure they are OK with food sales on-site, even if not in the stadium. 

0.0K Race Event

Many times, hosting a 5K, 10K, or other running race is more set-up and cost than it is worth, but one creative and popular fundraising trend is to host a 0.0K. Pick a date and invite people NOT to run your race for their registration fee. You can still provide a t-shirt, 0.0K car sticker, a medal, and donated food coupons, but your participants don’t even have to leave the couch!

We hope these ideas help get your school started on raising money for your next trip. For any further assistance, contact us today.