Fundraising Opportunities

Nothing teaches a student more about the value of a dollar than having them fundraise and contribute to part of their own trip!

Fundraising can help to offset the trip cost for students, and Appian Tours provides you with recommendations on fundraising techniques in your Tour Director handbook. While Appian Tours does not manage the fundraising for a school, we do offer contact information for companies that provide fundraising opportunities. Check out some of these opportunities listed below and contact us for more ideas at (877) 703-2959 or by email Please note that Appian Tours does note promote or endorse any particular company and the following list is for informational purposes only.

Fundraising Tips for Groups:

  • Car Wash
  • Sponsor a Spaghetti Feed
  • Create a Recipe Book
  • Bake Pizzas
  • Raffle
  • Craft Fair
  • Talent Show
  • Garage/Yard Sales
  • Hold a Marathon (Walk-a-thon, Read-a-thon, Grade-a-thon)
  • Restaurant-sponsored Group/School Night (Ask a local restaurant to donate a night where all the proceeds are given to the group)
  • Remove and Recycle Christmas Trees
  • Ask for Donations of ‘Loose Change’
  • Penny or Coin Drives (Participants guess how many pennies are in a jar)
  • Offer a Parents Night Out/Babysitting Service
  • Traditional Bake Sale
  • Candy Sale
  • Other Fundraising Ideas and Companies are provided in the Tour Director Handbook

Fundraising Tips for Students:

  • Babysitting
  • Delivering a Paper Route
  • Work for your Parents
  • Tutor Younger Students
  • Yard Work, Rake Leaves, Mow Lawns, Shovel Snow
  • Work at a Summer Camp or after-school program
  • Wrap Presents for Family and Friends during the Holiday Season
  • Take Care of Neighbor’s House, Pets, Mail when They Travel
  • Do Chores around the House
  • Sponsor an Individual Car Wash with Some Friends at a Local Store or Restaurant