You may not think of Amazon as a school fundraising platform necessarily, but being able to accomplish a fundraising goal virtually or without having to gather large crowds is more important now than ever. If you have specific needs in your class or school that aren’t being met, an Amazon Wish List is one option for communicating those needs with interested members of the community.
Such an approach works well for essentials like cleaning supplies and electronics for remote learning. It could also be used to purchase things like new books, puzzles, art sets, science kits, and other fun educational items, which all too often fall to the teacher to buy out of their own pocket.
Creating a digital wish list is one way of appealing directly to volunteers. It has the advantage of being specific (“we want to raise this much money to get this many new tablets with improved built-in cameras, speakers, and microphones to facilitate remote learning,” for example). This can lend itself well to a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. You could also consider using the wish list in conjunction with an online raffle or themed event, such as a Reading Challenge.