We have designed a poster that you can put around your school. This will help you spread the message about your upcoming collection/fundraiser!
Announce your collection to parents prior to handing out your bags by giving the pupils a letter to take home. Be specific about what you are raising funds for so parents will be more invested. Have you done a collection day before? Remind them of how great it went last time and what you were able to do with all the funds that were raised. We have made a template letter to make it even easier. It explains how our scheme works and how best to raise as much funds as possible for your child’s school.
Now it’s time to get the children excited. What better way is there than to offer them something in return. Here are some thoughts:
• Award a "Non Uniform Day" to the class that brings in most bags
• Give a raffle ticket for each bag brought in and draw a raffle prize
• Award extra house points to the class that brings in most bags
Are you afraid that a Collection Day might be difficult to arrange in the middle of the school year? Arrange your collection to coincide with other school events like PTA meetings, parents evening’s or a sports day.
Raise more funds by asking family and friends to contribute a bag to the collection. Most people you know will have clothing in their wardrobe that they haven’t worn in ages and have no use for.
Advertise your collection through Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Does your school have a SMS service? Text all participants a day or two before the collection date to remind them to bring their Bag - 2 - School.