Each year we do 2-3 fundraising drives to help fund our operations so we aren’t just reliant on fees from the boys. Typically we consider the following:
- Entertainment Books – these books consist of great value coupon deals that are valid for a year. 20% of the sale price of the book goes to our fundraising with the remainder covering the costs passed onto Entertainment Publications. Entertainment suggests handing a book to each member and getting them to either return it or the money for it – however I don’t think this is the most ethical way given our demographics.
- Pie Drive – who doesn’t love pies? Each winter, family size pies are a great seller amongst the boys and church. As well as pies we have slices & lamingtons. We make a percentage of each pie with the remainder paid onto the supplier.
- Chocolates – at times if we need additional funds we consider doing a chocolate drive. Chocolates are a typical fundraising method and depending on the brand can yield up to 50% profits.