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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Daycare Fundraising?
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I am on the Board of Directors for my twins daycare and we are in the process of brainstorming for some fundraising ideas. I thought I'd ask everyone here what type of fundraising your daycare does?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:33 am    Post subject:
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Mine only does the scholastic books but I wish they did Mabels Labels- those are so handy (especially for kid sin daycare).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:35 am    Post subject:
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Our daycare participates in the relayRelay for Life and they hold a garage sale and ask parents to bring anything in that they don't need anymore and they sell it and give the proceeds to the relay.

Other than that, they have the Scholastic books sales and that's about it. I'm actually surprised that there is a need for fundraising? I've had my kids in daycare for 8 years and our center has never done it outside of what I listed above.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject:
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If you can get local businesses to donate...a raffle is always popular.

Cookie dough/muffin mixes.
Magazine subscriptions
Tupperware
Bake Sale

I have also heard that Playtrium has done fundraisers. Not sure how this works.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject:
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A lot of places are doing fundscrip now as well: http://www.fundscrip.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject:
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Our school does Norcard, Wilton Cheese and Little Caesar's Pizza kits. They all have done very well!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:25 pm    Post subject:
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I like Cards By Me - your child's artwork is printed on a greeting card. Our son's preschool has done Little Caesar's (not a great one since Little Caesar's keeps most of the profit), Wilton Cheese, yard sales (a big undertaking, but tends to raise a lot of money), and Norcard.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject:
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Tierney wrote:
Our daycare participates in the relayRelay for Life and they hold a garage sale and ask parents to bring anything in that they don't need anymore and they sell it and give the proceeds to the relay.

Other than that, they have the Scholastic books sales and that's about it. I'm actually surprised that there is a need for fundraising? I've had my kids in daycare for 8 years and our center has never done it outside of what I listed above.


From the sounds of it I think my DD goes to the same daycare. We just started going there and asked if there was a board we could join (we have been members of the boards at our last two daycares) and it is owned privately which is why there is no board and no need for fundraising as it's not a not-for-profit centre. The last 2 centres we were part of were publically owned and therefore had a board of direcotrs and required the extra money from fundraising as they were not-for-profit. This is my understanding anyways.

As for fundraising ideas:

- Little Caesars
- Cookie Dough
- Mabels Labels
- Bottle Drives
- Santas little helper (search the company online) we always had good luck with this one although I've never ordered anything
- Uppercase Living (we have had good experiences with Lisa the Kingston rep)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks everyone so much for your ideas. There are a lot of good ideas here. This will definately help!
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