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School Fundraising Ideas From Connecticut – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraisers

School Fundraising Ideas From Connecticut – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraisers

Looking for some new school fundraiser ideas? Then listen to profitable PTA fundraiser that has been held for the last 35 years in the New Lebanon School gymnasium. Take a pen and paper out because there are lots of lessons to learn here. We hope you enjoy these school fundraising ideas from Connecticut.

New Lebanon School Annual Spaghetti Fundraising Dinner

As you enter the school gym, your 5 senses go into overdrive.

  • Your ears hear Italian music playing in the back ground.
  • Imagine, your eyes gazing on this gym that has been transformed into an oldfashioned Italian restaurant with red and white checkered tablecloths and baskets of Italian bread.
  • Your nose smells the aroma of spaghetti and meatballs.
  • Now taste that Italian food!

And we haven’t even talked about the donated prizes yet…

Can you imagine a treasure trove of 126 donated gifts glistening in the spot lights?

So, there is electricity in the air, as 350 students, parents and friends are here to support this annual PTA fundraiser. The money raised from this spaghetti fundraising event will be used to help support after school trips & after school programs for the kids in Greenwich, CT.

How can you use these Spaghetti dinner fundraising ideas?

This Italian dinner event works as a perfect compliment to any of the school fundraisers we share using our free brochure programs.

  1. Food: First of all, they teamed up with a local restaurant called Planet Pizza to provide the food for the event. However, you could also get the parents to cook the spaghetti and meatballs to save some money. They prepared 80 pounds of spaghetti with 40 gallons of marinara sauce and 100 pounds of meatballs. Parents and teachers volunteered to serve the guests. Charge an entry fee that pays for the food and decorations.
  2. Prizes: This is where you will raise your money. The New Lebanon School PTA has also teamed up with parents and local businesses in the community. The kids are excited about these donated prizes! There was a money tree worth $250, a wreath made of $100 lottery tickets, an X-box and an apple watch too! You can do this also. However, it requires reaching out to the business leaders in your community.
  3. Raise money: You can raffle off the prizes or hold a silent auction. Your PTA will raise a lot of money doing this program.


Will these spaghetti dinner school fundraising ideas from Connecticut work for your school?

So, this PTA wouldn’t be doing this for the last 35 years, if it didn’t work. Isn’t that so? In fact, they raised 33% more money this year than last year. Why not try this school fundraising idea from Connecticut for yourself?

Finally, we have amazing brochure fundraisers that compliment Italian dinner fundraisers like this. They are perfect to run in the winter for the holiday season. Why not check out our winter fundraising events brochure here? Our program is free to join and is very profitable for your school.


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