Campus or School
you want to get your campus or school involved:
- Host a school dance
with the door money going to the USO.
- Candy sale. Buy candy from Costco, BJs or
Sam’s Club and sell at retail prices with profits going to the USO.
- Take a collection at
the football, basketball or baseball game right after the national anthem
or during the 7th inning stretch.
- Set a week and to
collect change each day—pennies on Mondays, nickels on Tuesdays, dimes on
Wednesdays, quarters on Thursdays and dollars on Fridays. The class that raises the most
money that week receives an ice cream social (or something special for the
- Flower sale. Get flowers donated or at
wholesale cost from a local flower shop and sell them as gifts to others.
- Fatigues Day. No, not, I’m too tired to go to
school day, but for a fee, students can wear their favorite fatigues/camo
- Ask a WWII or Vietnam
Vet from the local American Legion or VFW to come and tell their story—and
their experience with the USO—and then kick off a spare change collection
- During March madness,
students can wear their favorite team’s colors/logos for a fee.
- Fountain coin
collection. Go to your local
mall and ask them if they will donate the coins collected for a specific
month to the USO. The
students will need to wrap the coins for the bank.
- Swear jars.
- Car washes.
- Coin Collection on
- Lemonade stands
- Set up a local
fashion show with proceeds going to the USO.
- Pick something at the
school store where a percentage of the proceeds will go to the USO.
- Ask your local
favorite hangout to give a portion of the proceeds to the USO.
- Ask your local nail
salon to come up with a cute red white and blue toe decoration and donate
the proceeds to the USO.
- Ask your cafeteria to
set up a certain entrée and the Military Mash (or whatever) and a portion
of the proceeds from the sale of that entrée goes to the USO.
- Charge a late
fee: Every time a student is
late or is turning something in late, they can pay a “late fee” rather
than detention and the “late fee” goes to the USO.