Daycare centers face a unique challenge today. A non profit day care facility owner is left on their own to raise money for extra expenses like school trips or extra curricular activities for their children.
The first stop is to reach out to your state run child care agency to see if there are any funds available. However, not all day cares get state subsidies to help fund their child care program. This means they need to find additional ways to raise money for daycare art supplies, toys, games and snacks. We reached out to Joe Wolpin with Fundrasing Zone about how to help daycare centers.
In this interview, Joe shares some free daycare fundraising ideas.
Why do daycares need to raise money?
Joe from Fundraising Zone tells us, “Every daycare center has their own unique reason to have a fundraiser. For instance, maybe they need new playground equipment or want to buy more books for the library. Additionally, others need money to pay for new chairs, benches or tables. Finally, some childcare centers want money to pay for a special activities, trips and holiday parties.”
What are some easy ways with daycare centers to raise money?
Joe continues, “Daycare facilities all over the country have had success using the free fundraising brochure programs at Fundraising Zone.”
How does it work?
Joe explains, “First of all, we help a local daycare center choose the perfect fundraiser brochure. For instance, they may choose to sell gourmet popcorn, trail mix or cookie dough. Secondly, we ship them to them for free. Thirdly, we support them every step of the way so they successfully reach their fundraising goal.”
What happens next?
Joe continues, “All you have to do is show with the brochure to your friends and family. If they like what they see they will buy it from you. It is simple as that.”
Can daycare is really make money doing this?
Joe shares, “Here at Fundraising Zone, we only sell quality products that people like to buy already. Additionally, they are also very affordable and priced between $7 and $10. Furthermore, your daycare center can earn up to 50% profit on every sale. This means it can be very profitable for a daycare center that runs a 2 week fundraiser. Finally, we have had daycares that have earned anywhere form a few hundred to a few thousand of dollars. Of course it depends on the individual child care center and how hard they work.”
Do you have any other suggestions for daycare is to raise money?
Joe tells us, “Here are 10 great ways for preschools, childcare and daycare centers to raise funds:
1 – Bake sales.
2 – Car washes.
3 – Fun photo day.
4 – Teddy bear picnics.
5 – Kid art shows and auctions.
6 – Raffles.
7 – Silent auctions.
8 – Restaurant parties.
9 – Sell gift wrap this holiday season.
10 – Finally, coffee fundraisers because everyone loves to drink coffee.”
Thanks Joe that was great! In conclusion, do you have any final words for encouragement to our daycare owners? “Yes, start planning now. You must get organized, commit to a plan and execute. This is the only way to reach your fundraising goals. Once you find a fundraiser that work for you stick with it. Then look to add a second fundraising event for another part of the year. And finally, keep track of your list of donors and supporters to contact next year.”
If anyone is interested in learning about the Fundraising Zone Daycare Fundraising Program they can go to http://www.fundraisingzone.com
Company Name: Fundraising Zone
Contact Person: Joe Wolpin
Email: Send Email
Phone: (800) 645-6550
Address:337 Merrick Road Suite 5
State: New York, 11563
Country: United States