Send Love to Your Loved Ones
Want a fun and romantic fundraising idea?
What's more romantic fun than flowers?
Valentine's Day is just around the corner which means that easy fundraising opportunities are just ahead.
The object of this fundraiser is simple...take orders, collect cash, deliver all orders to each recipient's classroom the Sunday prior to Valentine's Day. Recipients will walk into their classroom with a special surprise waiting just for them! Encourage everyone to order a flower for their spouse, their friends, a widow or widower in the church...even their own children!
What to do
1. Decide what products you are going to offer for sale (donation). Single roses or single carnations are a perfect way to get started. You can always add to your selection next year. Start small the first year so that you work out all the kinks...plus educate your congregation on the process. You may add red, white or pink flowers, helium balloons, small boxes of chocolates or other items next year...after you see how successful your event is this year!
2. Get a written price quote for all items that you will be offering. Ask for discounts...it doesn't hurt to ask.
2. Decide on a "Donation" price for each item. Do not overprice your items. You know what your church members can afford. I would suggest doubling the cost of whatever you offer.
5. Create a flyer and pass it out to each person as they leave the Worship Center. Make sure to mention the ordering dates...both the beginning and end dates. A lot of people do not carry cash on them.
6. Promote, promote, promote! Pass out flyers, put it on the big screen, make an announcement, create an insert for the bulletin, etc.
6. Create order forms and insert them into the church bulletin each week.
7. Set up a table in the foyer. Decorate it in a romantic fashion.
8. Make sure that someone is manning the table before, during and after service.
9. Place order forms as well as "special message" cards at the table.
10. Encourage your members to stop by and order a flower
for their spouse, a widow or widower in your church, a friend...even their children.
11. Member will fill out the order form with the recipient's name and classroom,
drop it off at the desk, and pay for their purchase in advance.
12. Have some "special message" cards available for the purchaser to write a
little message to stick inside the recipient's flowers.
13. Make sure that you have a cut off date for ordering...the Sunday before
the event would give you an entire week to prepare.
14. Start taking orders ASAP
15.. Pick up flowers - Take some 5 Gallon buckets filled with a little bit of water with you.
Stand the flowers up in the bucket to keep watered.
16. Wrap each flower in tissue paper, wrap a ribbon around the flower and
stick the note inside the tissue paper. If you pull the tissue paper up at the bottom, you can place them back inside the bucket to keep watered. Pull the paper back down before delivery.
17. If you have several 5-gallon buckets available, sort the flowers by classrooms and place them into the different buckets.
17. Deliver all orders to classrooms the Sunday prior to Valentine's day.
18. Drop the flowers off before classes begin so that recipients will be surprised when
they enter their classroom OR have the children help and deliver during class time.
YOU MAY WANT TO START OFF THE FIRST YEAR BY JUST OFFERING SINGLE RED ROSES! ESPECIALLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF HELPERS!
1 Red Carnation - Donation of $ _______________
1 Pink Carnation - Donation of $ ______________
1 White Carnation - Donation of $________________
1 Red Rose - Donation of $ ____________________
1 Pink Rose - Donation of $ ___________________
1 White Rose = Donation of $ ___________________
NOTE: IT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL IDEA TO TAKE UP A DONATION TO PURCHASE A FEW EXTRA ROSES FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT RECEIVE ONE. SIMPLY PLACE A FEW EXTRA ROSES INSIDE EACH BUCKET WITH A "WE LOVE YOU" MESSAGE ATTACHED!
I will create an editable flyer and place it HERE later this week