TRICK OR TREAT SO KIDS CAN EAT!!!
30 Creative promotion and collection activities
1. Set a collection total goal for your troupe. A troupe of twenty students, for example, can collect 1,000 pounds of food with a little effort. Keep track of your donations by using a “food goal thermometer.” Color in the amounts daily to show the progress.
2. Put up posters around the school and community a week before your official collection night.
3. Collect canned food at a school sporting event, dance or other activity. Hand out fliers and give donors strands of beads in school colors.
4. Have the football team run through a giant “Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat” banner as they take the field. Announcers can inform the fans about the significance of the TOTS-EAT program.
5. Challenge a rival school to collect as much food as your school.
6. Put on an extra performance of a show, a talent show, pep rally, or choir concert and “charge” two canned goods as an entry fee or offer a discount to those that donate.
7. Challenge classes to build a can sculpture or pyramid, with the largest or best one being named as the winner.
8. Get the PTA or boosters involved in your food drive. Perhaps they’ll sponsor a post-collection party for the troupe.
9. Promote the fact that your school is eligible for ITS community service awards to everyone in school, especially your principal. This may help get some of the support you need for your ideas.
10. Get a local store to donate bags to which you can attach your pre-collection announcement card. This way you can provide bags for donors and promote the company that donated them.
11. Convince a teacher to offer extra credit points to students who bring in two canned goods.
12. Have a sign company prepare a banner that you can put up in front of the school.
13. Enter students who donate two cans into a raffle to get free admission to the homecoming game and dance.
14. Park a big truck in...