Christmas ornaments Fundraising for Schools
Fundraising for Schools, sporting and other non-profit organisations can be well achieved with Christmas ornament sales, because a Christmas ornament is usually a perfect family gift. Schools however have a great opportunity to sell these family friendly products to a very large audience.
A large number of families already have a collection of Christmas ornaments. They are a powerfull modern symbol of goodwill and family values, furthermore, all Christmas ornament collections could use more pieces in the collection.
Select a group of ornaments that you think will sell well in your area. Have a range of different items and different price ranges to suit different tastes. Remember that some families will love a quality Christmas ornament that they can add to their collection and use every year, whilst kids will love to choose the budget items that they can buy for themselves with their own pocket money. Contact us for details of our special offers here
Fundraising ideas. How to do sucessfull fundraising
Student Door Knock.
A student door knock when organised properly can be one of the most successful campaigns. A very large number of households can be sold goods with a well organised sales drive. Students in their uniforms are instantly recognised as collectors for a good cause.
Its important that Door Knock sales are well organised. For the sake of safety, students must operate in pairs with one of the parents nearby. It's best to have a parent with a car and four of the more senior students in each selling group. The parent parks in the street and progressively moves down the street as the two pairs of student's door knock on each side of the street. Younger students can participate if a parent goes with them to each door knock. The cute little faces often result in more sales per household.
Each pair of students has a sample kit of the selected products and an order pad to take orders which get delivered when the money is collected the next day.
Parent or Concert Night Auctions.
An auction to a room full of students and parents together can bring a good result for items that most families collect like Christmas ornaments.
Have the students bring in small cardboard boxes and paper to decorate them. Then have them decorate the boxes and pack the Christmas ornaments into boxes with a collection of different items in each. Cover them with Glad wrap so that they stay intact.
Make up 3 categories of boxes. Less of the larger ones that get auctioned first, then more of the next category etc. Have a category of smaller budget lots made up to sell from a stall at the same venue, where they can also view the main lots before the auction.
This is a good way to clear remaining stock because before the night is finished, you call a special auction for any leftover products and ensure all stock is sold.
Send Home Order Form
In this method every child is given an order form/price list to take home with a list of the products. The order form should show the height, description and price for each item and a column for the number of each and totals for each product.
Each child is given the role to get the best order they can from family and friends. The ten children bringing back the order form and money for the largest dollar value are each recognised and given a prize from the products.
Sales Day at the School
In this method each child is reminded (with a mention made in the latest parent circular) to bring in some money to buy on a specific day when a Christmas ornament sale will be held. Set up a trestle or table on the veranda during the lunch break. This is also an excellent method to sell leftover products from any of the above methods
Market stall or School Fete
A market stall for your Christmas ornaments at a school fete is an excellent method if you have the parents there. A market stall can also be located at the school concert.
Raffles are excellent funds raising products if you put together one or more, larger, more desirable prize. Like some of our larger pieces. Raffles tickets are also ideas that work well in conjunction with the other strategies mentioned here.
Brunch with Santa
Hold a brunch with Santa in the school grounds on a weekend. Try a Saturday in mid to late November. Have a pancake stall for the kids, a sausage sizzle for the parents and a gift stall to sell the Christmas ornaments, from which children can purchase gifts for their parents, bothers, Aunts Etc.
You can also sell photos with Santa for the small children.
If you think the parents are too strapped for cash because of your other fundraising events then make this a "Bring an Aunt to Brunch with Santa" event (if they don't have and Aunt they have to bring Grandma). Push the get your Photo taken with Santa and the Aunt/Grandma, and sell Christmas ornaments to them whilst the Aunt/Grandma is there with their purse.
Prizes for the Best sellers
Always find ways to get children involved in the fundraising. The story of Christmas is an interesting topic. Also it is important to motivate the children to encourage the most sales with not only personal recognition but a prize for their efforts.
Use the schools web site.
If your school has a web site, then it is a good place to do two things:-
1. Announce each of your fundraising events.
2. Show pictures (available from our website for that purpose) of the products you are selling to generate more interest and allow children to demonstrate the product to friends and relatives.
The Big Combo. Why not do all of the above?
Get serious. If you really want to raise some serious money for your school, then if you have a well organised committee you really could progressively do all of the above in October/November each year.
So get organised and raise thousands. Contact us for details of our special offers using this form.