Bags 2 School is another good option for school fundraising. By getting parents to bring in old clothes, bedding, curtains, shoes, belts and handbags your school can earn money without the need to hold a sale. The goods are weighed and you get paid! (There is no connection between eduPayment and Bags2school - but my child's school has earned money using them!) see bags 2 school for information.
If you use Bags2school they offer better commission if you book 2 or more pickups. At the moment they will double the price they pay if you book 2 or more - why not book two collections to start with (one 6 months further away) even if the second collection earns much less you will still get twice the money!!!
Has your school tried something different or unusual to help with fundraising? If you would like to tell other schools about a good idea..or even an idea to avoid - let me know and I will spread the word. Any contributions would be welcome even if you would prefer them to be unattributed.