Over the years, we’ve had a variety of organizations host a fundraiser with us to assist in generating funds for their cause. We felt it was time to shine the spotlight on some of the amazing people and organizations running a Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser.
Bearspaw Preschool Society – located in Calgary, Alberta – has been hosting a successful fundraiser for their not-for-profit organization since 2009. The fundraiser has helped them earn hundreds of dollars over the years to assist with buying supplies and funding day trips for the morning and afternoon programs. Bearspaw Preschool Society runs programs for children ages 3 & 4 and is operated by a five-member executive board; all of which are elected parent volunteers.
Bearspaw thinks that a Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser makes the most sense for a preschool, as it’s the first time many kids and parents are coming into a school environment. They believe that ensuring the students’ items are properly labeled and easily identifiable makes life easier for the parents, children and teachers. They also like that they can promote their campaign throughout the year through their community monthly magazine as well as in an introductory letter that each parent receives upon registration.
Their advice to other organizations running a Mabel’s Labels fundraiser is to actively promote it, and remind parents how beneficial labels are for all sorts of school gear.
Do you want to support Bearspaw Preschool Society? Shop for your Mabel’s Labels here.
If you want to sign your preschool up to earn extra funds, visit www.signup.mabelslabels.com
We’re on a mission to make fundraising a more fun and all-around valuable program for schools and families alike. We’ve compiled a list of ways for parents to engage their kiddos:
Set a Goal
First things first: how much money do you hope to raise? Set a realistic goal with milestones along the way. The child should be rewarded for each milestone reached in order to keep their drive and enthusiasm up.
Give Them Responsibility
Take advantage of school fundraisers as a way for your child to learn new skills. Give them some age-appropriate responsibility over the process and who knows, they could be the next big entrepreneur one day!
No More “Stranger Danger!”
Door-to-door selling of chocolate bars is a thing of the past. Now a lot of companies are taking orders online and a certain percentage goes back to the school.
Sharing an online fundraiser is easy. Have your child help you send an email out to all your friends and family. Or, use Facebook for an even bigger reach!
Take Advantage of Their Child-like Charm
What is more heart-warming than a letter or picture from a child? Send along special little packages to family and friends in the mail and they’re sure to cave in to requests for help!
How do you like to engage your child with school fundraising?
It’s not too late to get involved this school year. Doing so shows your kiddos that you’re involved with their education and see it as a worthwhile cause.
We compiled a list of our Top 5 ways to get involved:
1. Tutor students
By far one of the most rewarding jobs – helping a child learn to read and write.
2. Help build the stage or wardrobe for the school’s annual theatre production
Unleash your creative side!
3. Organize or involve yourself with a club that shares your interests.
Our favourite idea: crafting!
4. Help plan or chaperone a field trip
This one could be the most fun, plus you’ll get to spend time with your own kiddo!
5. Share your favourite product – Mabel’s Labels!
Set-up and share a personalized fundraising link for your school. If parents order online, the school earns 20% commission automatically. It’s THAT easy! Get started at www.signup.mabelslabels.com.
Try one out and give it your best – you never know what you’ll learn along the way! How do you volunteer your time at your child’s school?