School Fundraising with Holiday
The fall and winter are a busy
times of the year for everyone, especially for those involved
in nonprofit and charity fundraising.
Fundraisers often have a holiday theme and
people are asked, at this time of year, to give to others who
are less fortunate. Holiday-themed product fundraising sales
are common because people appreciate being able to buy
fundraising products that they can use during the holidays or
give as gifts.
Yes, Shopping and gift-giving are
at their peak during the holidays. Moms and Dads are busy
filling their children's wishlists for the latest toys. One way
that children can experience the joy of giving is through
fundraising holiday shops that are held at elementary schools,
pre-schools, and daycare centers.
Holiday gift shops are sometimes known as
"Secret Santa Shops." The gift shops can be set
up and run by the PTO or volunteer groups. Fundraising
companies can provide everything necessary to run a holiday
shop, such as pre-priced gifts, promotional and publicity
items, shopping bags, and, most times, cash registers.
Holiday gift shops are usually run for a period of
three days in a large room such as a conference room or school
library. During the sales period the children
will go with their teachers, by classrooms, and buy their gifts
during school hours. The gifts are either pre-wrapped or
wrapped by the volunteers so the children take home a gift that
is ready to be given. Often the shop is run during the evenings
so parents can come in a buy gifts too. The gift items are
reasonably priced, usually between $2.00 and $10.00. The
fundraising companies know which gifts are popular with the
kids and if you run out of an item most companies offer
overnight shipping of re-orders.
average holiday gift shop fundraiser can raise between $1,500
to $2,000 for your school. Some elementary
schools have made them an annual tradition and combine them
with other events such as a play or party. The parents
appreciate that their children can shop in a safe environment
for low-priced gifts. The children love being able to shop on
their own and surprise their recipients with a special gift
they picked out all by themselves.
Holiday Shop Fundraising
Below is a list of fundraising
companies that offer holiday shop programs.