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Post by brobo » November 10th, 2010, 1:33 pm

Hello!
At my school, just like at any other school, we need money for our Science Olympiad team. And I'm sure, just like other schools, our funds are fairly limited. Recently the idea of fundraising was brought up, but we're short on ideas. Has anyone else done fundraising for their Science Olympiad team? If so, what types? I'm just looking for ideas.

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Post by zyzzyva980 » November 10th, 2010, 1:54 pm

Well, we considered selling coupon books for our local grocery store, but then our band did that. Right now I think we'll be selling water bottles and certain types of candy during the school day for people who get thirsty/hungry. You know, if you sell a 24-pack of water bottles at a dollar a piece, you can make about $20 profit.
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Re: Fundraising

Post by starpug » November 10th, 2010, 2:06 pm

I know they're cliche, but if you're school will let you do bake sales, try and have one. It is however important to have something more then just the normal arrangement of sweets, we've found that Oreo Milkshakes can be quite popular.
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Re: Fundraising

Post by paleonaps » November 10th, 2010, 6:20 pm

Car smash.
We haven't done it yet, but I have hope.
Or even better: this.
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Re: Fundraising

Post by brobo » November 11th, 2010, 4:27 am

paleonaps wrote:Car smash.
We haven't done it yet, but I have hope.
Or even better: this.
but... how would that earn us money? :?
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Post by paleonaps » November 11th, 2010, 9:37 am

You charge admission, or for a smash, you charge like 5 bucks a whack.
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Post by brobo » November 11th, 2010, 11:51 am

I don't think that our school district will approve of that... :|
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Post by zyzzyva980 » November 11th, 2010, 2:08 pm

It's something we do every year for homecoming...
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Post by EastStroudsburg13 » November 11th, 2010, 2:18 pm

I agree with brobo in that I don't think our school board would let us do this. First of all, there would be too many safety regulations. Second of all, where would we hold it and how do we get the resources for it? Keep in mind that East Stroudsburg Area School District is officially the most underfunded school district in Pennsylvania.
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Re: Fundraising

Post by paleonaps » November 11th, 2010, 4:07 pm

Thermite can be made with common elements in a chemistry classroom. (My teacher has made it in class). You get a cheap car from the junkyard or something, a few gallons of gas, a KABOOM!
If you want to do something they may actually let you do, just get the car and a large hammer. You may want to remove the windows before showtime though.
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