Heat Up your PTA Fundraising with these 20 Summer Raffle Picks


When the sun is shining and the school year is wrapping up, it’s the perfect time for PTAs and PTOs to ramp up their fundraising efforts with some summer-themed raffles. Not only do raffles bring the community together, but they also offer a fun and engaging way to support school projects and activities. To help ignite your planning, we’ve curated a list of the 20 most popular summer raffle ideas tailored for school PTAs and parent associations.

1. Family Picnic Basket

Kick off your summer raffle with a family picnic basket, complete with a comfy blanket, durable plates, and an assortment of snacks. Perfect for a family day out!

2. Outdoor Game Set

Items like bocce ball, croquet, and badminton sets are great for encouraging families to spend more time outdoors and create lasting summer memories.

3. BBQ Grill Package

Sizzle up your PTA fundraising with a BBQ grill package. Include premium meats, grilling tools, and gourmet sauces to make it irresistible.

4. Local Attraction Season Passes

Partner with local attractions like water parks, zoos, or theme parks to offer season passes. It's a great way to encourage local exploration.

5. Local Zoo or Wildlife Park Memberships

Encourages educational and fun family outings.

6. Summer Reading Hamper

Promote literacy and relaxation with a curated selection of summer reads for various age groups, accompanied by comfy outdoor reading chairs.

7. Home Vegetable Garden Starter Kit

Encourage sustainable living with a home vegetable garden starter kit, including seeds, pots, tools, and a guide to getting started.

8. Ice Cream Lovers' Basket

Offer a sweet treat with vouchers from local ice cream parlours, an ice cream maker, and a selection of toppings and cones.

9. Outdoor Movie Night Kit

An outdoor projector, a selection of family-friendly movies, and some comfy seating options would provide endless summer evening entertainment.

10. Gourmet Food Truck Dinner

Arrange for a local food truck to cater dinner for the winning family – a unique prize that also supports local businesses.

11. Art & Craft Supplies Kit

For creative fun under the sun, offer a comprehensive art and craft supplies kit tailored for children.

12. Luxury Hammock

Nothing says summer like relaxing in a luxury hammock with a good book and a cold beverage.

13. Camping Gear Set

Fuel the adventurous spirit with a set of camping gear, including a tent, sleeping bags, and portable cooking equipment.

14. Custom Family Portrait Session

Collaborate with a local photographer to offer a custom family portrait session outdoors.

15. Sports Fanatic Pack

Gear, tickets, or memorabilia related to local sports teams can make for an enthusiastic bidding war.

16. Garden Movie Theatre

Include everything needed for a backyard movie theatre, such as a screen, projector, and popcorn machine.

17. Handcrafted Jewellery

Local artisans can contribute beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery that appeal to parents.

18. Personal Chef for a Night

A local chef cooks for the winning family in their home, offering a memorable and gourmet experience.

19. Weekend Getaway Package

Work with local hotels or resorts to offer a weekend getaway package for the ultimate summer relaxation.

20. Music lessons

Vouchers for local music lessons in instruments like the piano or violin.


Each of these summer raffle ideas not only promises fun and excitement but also fosters community spirit and ensures the success of upcoming PTA/PTO fundraising efforts. Remember, the key to a successful raffle is offering prizes that resonate with your community's interests and values.

Feeling inspired but unsure how to manage an online raffle effortlessly? Reserve a place at one of our demos, and we’ll walk you through our online raffle feature, saving you loads of time and enhancing your fundraising efforts.

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