How to Put the FUN in Middle School Fundraising

Fundraising is something that almost every middle school has to do. And you have to do it every year, which can make it seem a little routine. We can help you put the “fun” back in fundraising with some fresh new ideas to either replace those cookie dough and magazine sales or complement them. Try  Continue Reading »

10 Things to Know About Customizing Your Products

Products that feature your school name and/or mascot are must-have items for any middle school. Follow these 10 tips and tricks to create custom products for your middle school.   Customization Steps 1. Choose the product you want to customize. 2. Pick your school colors. 3. Find your mascot. Seach our graphic library on  Continue Reading »

Top 4 Must-haves For Your Middle School Cause Event

Hold a cause event to get your entire student body united around one special cause. Ideas for your cause event include a Pink Out day, homelessness, environmental causes, or volunteering at a children’s hospital. No matter what idea you choose, there are five must-have items you need for a successful cause event day.   1.  Continue Reading »

What’s New? 10 Hot New Products from Anderson’s

It’s 2014! A new calendar year means there is only half a school year left. Even though your middle school students may view that fact as a positive thing, as a middle school educator we know you have a limited amount of time right now to finish lesson plans, motivate middle school students, and hand  Continue Reading »

Glow Fun for Middle School

  Celebrate with GLOW fun! Glow products are all the rage, and Middle Schoolers are at the top of the list! They love glow! We’ve got five fun ideas for Glowing Fun! Glow Tag in the dark Everyone wears a glow stick, the “it” person wears an exclusive color.  Regular “tag” rules apply. Glow Bowling Fill  Continue Reading »

Get Students Involved in Event Planning

   Contributed by Susan M., Teacher, Daly City, CA Being a teacher for student government is so much fun!  The students and I are always trying to find ways to involve all the students and staff in daily, weekly or monthly events.  It adds to the atmosphere of the entire school. The initial stage of  Continue Reading »

Fundraising ideas for Your School

Almost every American school includes fundraising efforts as part of its tradition every year. For elementary-aged students, participating in a school fundraiser is a practically a rite of passage; we all remember going door to door in our neighborhoods selling wrapping paper, candy bars and frozen pizzas, all to benefit our school’s extra-curricular activities and  Continue Reading »

Fundraising Fun

  The secret to successful fundraising is knowledge: knowing what you need (money), how to get it (sell a good or service), who your market is (students, parents and the community), what they want (do you have what they’re looking for?) and how much time you have (when is your event?). Armed with this knowledge,  Continue Reading »

Clever, New Fundraising Idea!

  Here at Anderson’s, we know that you are always looking for great new ways to raise funds for your school. That’s why we’ve come up with a clever, new way to use one of our popular products that kids love, to do just that! Our Custom Bead Medallions are already a hit with fans. These medallions  Continue Reading »

Successful Fundraisers and Community Events

Contributed by Carol P., Teacher, Mint Hill, NC Fundraising Ideas: Dinner and a Concert Work with your culinary arts department or a local restaurant and have them prepare a gourmet meal such as prime rib, twice baked potatoes, salad, green beans almondine, cheesecake.  Have candle light, Better than Linen tablecloths and napkins, Silver Ring Plates, Silver Reflections Silverware.  Set the  Continue Reading »