Fundraising Ideas

Here are some ideas for ways to raise funds to support local schools.

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

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

Barnes & Noble 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; 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 Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday 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 giftcard 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, Kleen 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

MATHCOUNTS Foundation Solve-A-Thon. Unique fundraising opportunity for schools; 100% of money earned goes to mathematics education in the student’s school & local community. Info online:

Mom’s Restaurant in Chico at 209 Salem St. 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 visit 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.

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. Visit to see what’s offered. (530) 918-9480.

Updated 3 Oct ’16 LS
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