PA/PTAs are allowed to fundraise in order to enrich students' education -including for classroom materials, school-wide improvements, enrichment activities, after-school programs, and other student needs. There are numerous ways to raise money for your school, such as direct appeals; sales of merchandise, food and other items at events; and crowdfunding campaigns. PA/PTAs also can secure funds to pay for specific programs or activities through grants from foundations, elected officials, or organizations.