Fundraising Ideas

Need to fund an educational venture? Here are some ideas for way to raise funds to support local schools.

Applebee’s Restaurant; Chico, Redding & Oroville. There are two amazing opportunities for fundraising. At Saturday morning “Flapjack Fundraiser” events school groups & organizations can earn money while helping serve breakfast. Wed evening “Meet Us At Applebee’s” fundraisers earn schools & groups 15% of each meal’s total when guests present a voucher upon paying for their meal (only available at select locations). For more information:

  • Chico.  2030 Business Ln. (530) 343-6888.
  • Oroville. 2160 Feather River Blvd. (530) 534-4500.
  • Redding. 1801 Hilltop Dr. (530) 221-1888.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Fundraisers. Offers in-store & off-site fundraising opportunities for schools & nonprofit groups.

  • Chico. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. (530) 894-1494.
  • Redding. 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530) 222-2006.

Cal Java; Chico. Offers coffee fundraising opportunities for schools. Schools buy coffee by the pound at a discount to resell at their own designated price. For information email Kelly at 216 W. East Ave., Ste. B. (530) 891-8935.

ChicoBag’s Fundraising Program; Offers a unique & healthy alternative to traditional fundraising methods. Schools can sell high-quality reusable bags to the community. (530) 717-2155.

Chico Furniture Direct Fundraisers; Offers schools fundraisers through sales of items. 629 Entler Ave. #1. (530) 965-3935.

Chili’s Restaurant; Chico.  “The Give Back Night” program is a way to be involved in the community & to support nonprofit organizations & schools. Call to set up a Mon, Tue or Wed fundraiser that will give 15% of an entire check’s total to your school when guests present a voucher with their payment. Contact manager to set up. 1908 E. 20th St. (530) 345-1687.

Jamba Juice; Redding. Offers a fundraising gift card program to organizations & schools. Supporters buy individual cards for $10 that entitle them to six “buy one, get one free” smoothie purchases at North State Jamba Juice establishments, while earning the organization 50% of each card sold within a 2-week period. To learn more contact Jake at (530) 243-1736.

Klean Kanteen Co-Brand Program; Based in Chico. Klean Kanteen offers high-quality stainless steel bottles that can be customized with your school or company logo, then sold for fundraising. A healthy alternative to plastic & aluminum bottles, Klean Kanteen products are BPA-free. Find out more at

Mom’s Restaurant; Chico. Offers a month-long fundraising opportunity for schools. By ordering the “3 + 2 + 2” breakfast, $2 from each order goes to the school of the month. For information & to learn about other fundraising opportunities visit 209 Salem St. or contact Kristina at (530) 342-7561.

Round Table Pizza Fundraiser Nights; At participating locations. Call your local Round Table to schedule a school or group fundraiser with yummy pizza. Locations offer a variety of fundraisers including Slice Sales, Pizza Fun Night, or Community Value Fundraiser Cards. Choose the fundraiser that fits your school’s needs. Check website for local contact info: rtp/faqs.asp.

SilverGraphics. Art-based fundraising company turns children’s individual art work into unique & personal custom gifts that parents love to collect. A beautiful tile wall project at Mt. Shasta Elementary School is the result of a successful fundraiser that features SilverGraphics tiles created from student artwork. (866) 366-5700.

SnackTAXI. Schools as well as family-oriented organizations & programs can participate in a fundraising effort alongside SnackTAXI, which produces reusable sandwich bags, grocery bags & more. Programs working with SnackTAXI will receive 30% of merchandise total.

Starlight Productions; Based in Mt. Shasta. Offers a wide range of promotional products that can be purchased to resell to raise funds while getting the word out about your school or organization. Items available include mugs, t-shirts, water bottles, keychains, bags & so much more. Visit to see what’s offered. (530) 918-9480.

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Updated: Jul 14, 2017 @ 9:36 am