Connecting moms in Polk County, Fla.
Many times, as parents, we're faced with a situation where funds are needed in connection with something our children are involved in.
Just to name a few examples of what I've seen money requested for are: class or individual trips, PTA or general school needs, sports teams, boy and girl scouts, 4-H and Youth groups. Naming all those options, I know plenty of us have been involved in some form or fashion with fundraising.
Will you share your experience?
Do you know of, or have you been a part of a fundraiser that did well that you would recommend to a parent or group for their own fundraising needs?
Our PTA has had very successful results with Otis Spunkmeyer cookies - we have made A LOT of money on that fundraiser in the past 2 years. Perry with Otis is awesome and he really works hard to make sure everything runs smoothly and that it's really profitable for us. We sell them every year before Thanksgiving and everyone buys them to have them on hand for the holidays.
We have also sold spirit cups with our logo on it - Pam at Impressive Advertising Specialties in Auburndale did them for us - she was local and we had a great profit margin from them - she was great with the pricing and delivery, etc.
Our soccer club recently participated in the Belk Dept. Store Charity Day event - it happens in the fall and in the spring of each year. We sold tickets to the store's private event for $5 and 100% of the profit from the proceeds were ours to keep. Belk provided everything to us so there was absolutely no cost for us to do the fundraiser, we kept all the money from the sale of the tickets and during the event, a few parents volunteered to help out at the store, so we earned even more money. It was a total win-win situation. They told us the next charity day event is in November and they will start passing out tickets to organizations in August - so we can start fundraising before the schools start their own fundraising projects.