Re: [art_education] Re: fundraisers- 4 ideas
- www.Square1Art.com is another great art-fundraiser choice that has incredible quality products. The BEST part is that every child receives a customized catalog with their name and artwork on the front of it AND a FREE sheet of "squickers" (large square stickers) New products include a porcelain plate, pendant, and waterbottle (two images) . Prices can be adjusted as you like thus profit can be raised or lowered depending on your economic demographics.They provide FREE display products to keep and use again and again and a fabulous Coordinator's Handbook which has everything you need! Sample catalog/squickers is attached for your viewing pleasure.On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:25 AM, amy friedman <amyfriedman01@...> wrote:easy- effective and kid centered- kid's art is placed on a variety of objects and parents can purchase the items- builds self esteem- I have worked with them for years- and it always brings in money and families love it- contact me if you need more info-amy
--- On Thu, 10/14/10, Brandy <bergiemoore@...> wrote:
From: Brandy <bergiemoore@...>
Subject: [art_education] Re: fundraisers- 4 ideas
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:03 AMThis company allows to go to businesses and get discounts and then prints these nice plastic cc looking discount cards that you sell for $10. They have a form for you to go to the businesses with, and I'm told it's not difficult but does involve a lot of foot traffic. We are planning on doing this for our Spring fundrasier. You get half of the sale so it adds up quick.-
what I like about this company over the others is that there is no minimum. But if you google "$10 discount card" several companies will pop up.
There's also something called "the empty bowl project" where artists- in this case, your student artists- make bowls, then people come in and pick out a a bowl, and have soup and bread. The entire community can take part, widening your fundraiser base significantly. The bowls of soup usually sell for $15-20 a piece. You can decide how much goes to your local soup kitchen/food pantry project (usually half, but %30 might also be acceptable). I did this two years ago and we got several non-profits involved for help- they served :). It was really great fun, and the kids made a difference to those they helped. But if you're trying to get away from the "buy your child's art" fundraiser, then my school has also done tulip bulbs as well.
It's a 50-50 split. I have to admit, I don't like anything less than 50% when I fund raise. We made about $1000 on a group with 24 kids $6 bulbs. The one draw back here is you get a lot of product to sort! They send you the bulk box of bulbs (say that three times fast) and you have to sort it first in bags of the right number (some bulbs types get more then others in the bunch), and then you have to sort it for the particular seller. SOOoo, lots of sorting. But one good after school group of kids and/or parents, and you'll have it done.
A kooky idea, and one I admittedly haven't done yet but seems so much fun, is the Pink flamingo Flock fundraiser-
The idea, you will see from the link, is that someone pays you land a flock of pink flamingos on someone's lawn, and then they can pay you to make them go away and land on someone's else's lawn. It's all good fun, but there does seme to be kinks to this plan- like anyone who lives with a home ownership association, or someone with a lives with a less than humorous spouse who "abducts" all your birds and then charges you with trespassing. I'm not sure if buying your flamingoes from the company also gives you one free lawyer representation, but with the right people, this COULD be awesome and fun.
Please do let me know if anyone tries this- and if it works out well!
--- In email@example.com, "mneely21" <mneely21@...> wrote:
> I am looking for a great way to raise money for art supplies. If you have any ideas please email me back. For the past two years I have a clay mug ice cream social and sell the students mugs to their parents for five bucks which includes ice cream and their clay mug. We also sell plastic bowls filled wth ice cream for two bucks for other family members that may show up. We usually raise close to six hundred dollars...a portion of our money goes to the salvation army to help our community. I do not want the parents to get tired of buying mugs each year so what other fundraisers could I try? Please help.
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- Have you tried Art To Remember. I have used them for 3 years and raised about $1500 each year. They offer about 20 items parents can buy. Go to, art to remember.com.On Oct 13, 2010, at 6:30 PM, mneely21 wrote:
- thee is a fundraiser that sends blank paper home and the kids draw a card cover.the cards are then bought by the parent.On Oct 18, 2010, at 8:00 AM, Susan Childers wrote: