Letter From Santa Fundraising: Offer a personalized ‘Letter from Santa’ written on colorful holiday stationery and matching envelopes. Children just love receiving their own mail… especially from someone as magical as Santa! Compose one or more standard letters using a standard word processing program. See Examples Develop an order form for personalization to be provided by purchaser. This could include the child’s name, age, gender, hometown, address, good deed, accomplishment, grade in school, name and age of siblings, name of pet, etc.Purchase colorful holiday stationary. Keep the quantity low until you see how sales are going. Colorful Christmas stamps are also a must!Take orders in advance.
Get payment with the order. Set a cut-off date to make sure the letters will be delivered timely.Pick the city you want the letter to be postmarked from and contact the postmaster there to make sure that they will open your bundle of letters and re-mail them for you. Some choices of cities could be North Pole, AK; Santa Claus, GA; Reindeer, KY; Christmas, FL, etc. You get the idea.Set a price. Similar letters are available from a number of sources for $4.00 to $10.00. Since you are doing this as a fundraiser, your supporters will probably be generous but keep the price reasonable enough to generate good volume. This is not a big fundraising money maker but it can be fun.
Birthday Newsletter Fundraiser
This is similar to the Santa Letter fundraising but requires you to purchase a ‘birthday’ software program which will produce a Birthday ‘Newsletter’ or ‘Chronicle’ with the recipients name and containing celebrity birthdays and events occurring on that date and world headlines for that year. Usually available for dates between 1900 and 2010. All you do is insert the recipients name and date of birth, and the software generates the ‘Newsletter/Chronicle’ for that day. Programs are cheap ($20 – $50), simple to install, and require minimal computer knowledge. A color printer is preferred.
We have included a number of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas in this section that offer a break from traditional product sales. They were developed by groups just like yours in an attempt have a little fun with their fundraiser. Some of them are tried and true while others show a lot of creativity … and even wackiness in some cases. All of them are obviously not appropriate for every group, but sometimes, with only a little modification, your might find some fund raising ideas that are perfect for your group. If you have an idea for a do-it-yourself fund raiser you are willing to share with others, please send it to us via email. Include anything and everything you would want to know if you were hearing the idea for the first time.