How to Engage Parents in Elementary School Fundraisers

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Follow these tips for successful elementary school fundraisers.

School fundraisers are an excellent way to earn extra funds for school trips, projects, equipment, and more. Many parents are happy to support elementary school fundraisers, especially when they know that the funds are supporting their child’s education. However, even though many parents want to help school fundraisers, it can be difficult to engage every busy parent and encourage them to purchase fundraiser items. You can make engagement a little bit easier by incorporating fundraising into the everyday activities of your school community. The next time you plan a fresh fruit fundraiser with Florida Indian River Groves, remember these tips for reaching out to parents. 

Schedule Annual Fundraisers 

You can help parents prepare for fundraising events by scheduling these events at the same time every year. By making your elementary school fundraisers annual events, parents can prepare to spend during that time and know that this is their best chance to purchase Florida Indian River Groves products. 

Work With the PTA to Engage with New Parents

The beginning of every school year is a great time to recruit new parents in your school fundraising efforts. Every year you will see new parents and families arrive at your school who may be looking for chances to branch out in their community and meet other parents. Fundraising events provide an excellent opportunity for this community engagement. Your school’s PTA can reach out to new parents to let them know about the fundraising work that your school does. 

Fundraise at School Events

Schools often have large events that bring the students and their families together. These events can be a great way to spread the word about your elementary school fundraisers. The PTA or other parents and teachers leading the fundraising efforts can set up a table at school concerts, sports events, open houses, and other events that see a lot of parents visiting. This can be a quick way to sell fundraiser products and collect order forms from parents who are eager to support without much fuss. 

Use the Fundraising App to Expand Your Reach 

When your elementary school fundraisers begin, parents can use the Florida Indian River Groves app to increase the reach of their fundraiser. This app can post automatic reminders to any social media pages that the school uses to keep parents informed. Additionally, each parent can use the app to schedule reminder texts or emails to their fellow parents and friends at the school who may wish to support the fundraiser. Our app also makes it easy to reach out to other family and friends outside of the school who want to support the school’s efforts. 


Located in Vero Beach, Florida, Florida Indian River Groves is a proven leader in fruit sale fundraising. We’ve successfully raised over $87 million for schools, churches, and community groups throughout the United States. Florida Indian River Groves is especially popular among schools in the Southeast, with large numbers of clients in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Our fresh fruit, easy-to-use programs, and customer service cannot be beat. You can visit our website today to request more information, browse our varieties, or schedule a fundraiser. You may also speak to a representative at 1-800-468-3168 for more details. Follow our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram pages for updates on our fundraising programs and fresh fruit harvests.

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