I worked at middle school and we used a Magazine Fundraiser to raise money for the school. We were raising funds for the field day in the spring, so that we could offer exciting prizes and great food for the kids. We got a great response and it seemed as if the kids had an easy time selling them.
They were discounted rates, and almost everyone either has some kind of subscription they can renew, or are interested in getting a new one for a good cause.
For the children that had less support from home, we had contacted medical offices and professional arenas with waiting rooms. This allowed all the kids to get involved the earn prizes – as well as support the field day!