You may have seen the upcoming ItsyBitsyThrifty event advertised on Woburn Patch this week. Well did you also notice that they offer a school fundraiser option?
I recently spoke with Ann Marie from ItsyBitsyThrifty who explained how schools can raise money by collecting children's clothing donations and then consigning at ItsyBitsyThrifty's semi-annual events held in October and March/April.
The benefits... First, it's like hosting a yard sale, but with a lot less work. Second, there's no cost to the school organization. And, third, it's green fundraising because families recycle all of their unwanted children's items that still have a lot of life in them.
The program could work two different ways. The first is for the school to advertise the program and ask parents to participate by setting up their own individual consignment accounts. Each participant pays a $10 registration fee and 50% of that fee goes to the school organization. They log in their donations so ItsyBitsyThrifty knows to post the sale to their account. They drop off the clothing donations the day before the sale event and earn between 60-75% of each sale. Participants could help their school even more by designating all of their profits to go directly to the school.
A second way to run the program is similar to a yard sale and requires a lot fewer volunteers. The school group would collect gently-used clothing donations and a school group representative would create a single school account.
Visit the ItsyBitsyThrifty website for more information about the upcoming sale events in October or March/April to register your school for a fundraiser.
Another easy, low-cost way to raise funds for your school!