In this day of having to do more with less, we receive many inquiries for assistance with fundraising for worthwhile organizations in our area. The Christmas House is committed to contributing to the community that supports us and we particularly like to support the favorite causes of our regular shoppers. Due to the huge increase in requests this season, we have developed a form in the hopes that it will make our decision making just a bit easier for us. We meet every two weeks to allocate our donation budget (but we really wish that we could fund ALL of these worthwhile causes that we learn about). Please stop by for a form and learn more about our allocation process.
We have also had some success with other types of fundraisers that we assist local organizations with. They have included (but not are limited to…so let’s come up with an idea together!):
- Candle Sales where your organization receives $5.00 from each candle your members sell! Usually for this we use Yankee Candle but we also now have our own candle company (Twain Country Candles) that we work with that will do a custom design for your candle (put your organization’s name or logo on the front with a brief message).
- In-Store Parties have also been popular and your organization receives 10% of the sales! A variation on this theme is the catalog party where we come up with a select number of items that are sold via a catalog or website.
- Custom design an ornament for your organization to sell. In 2011 we found an artist who will make small quantities of ornaments (and other items) for your organization to sell. Advance time for artwork design is needed so plan ahead!
- Mark Twain Candies & Fudge, the most delicious subdivision of The Christmas House, offers a scrumptious way to raise funds for your organization. This line includes the best buttercrunch in the whole wide world (available in Dark Chocolate Almond and Milk Chocolate Pecan Praline) and comes in either a 1/2pound or full pound box. Also available is Almond Bark.
As you can imagine, some of these endeavors can take quite a deal of planning time (3–6 months isn’t uncommon) although others can be done in a much shorter period of time. Give us a call at 607–734–9547 if you’d like to sit down and brainstorm some ideas with us!