An Alternative to Bake Sales & Carwashes For Fundraising
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for fundraising. Fundraising is important for supporting social causes, schools, youth sports groups, charities and more. These types of organizations are non-profit so they rely on donations for their operating budgets.
Each year, many organizations put on various fundraisers from bakes sales, car washes to auctions. An alternative to all of these is the use of wristbands. Using wrist bands to promote these types of organizations or special fundraiser events can help in several ways.
The most important way is by promoting your cause or organization by printing your organization's logo or slogan on your wrist bands. Then you can either hand them out for free to further promote your campaign or sell them for a small donation. In both cases, you'll end up with multiple people promoting your cause by wearing it on their wrist.
The most famous example of this type of campaign was Lance Armstrong Foundation's Live Strong yellow bands. The idea may seem outdated; however, many people still purchase them. For example, this is a perfect idea to raise funds for school. Most students enjoy showing their school spirit, whether it is by wearing a shirt, their school colors, etc. A great way to raise funds is to sell wristbands with your school's name and/or mascot in your school colors. The perfect type of bands to use for these projects is silicone wristbands.
Another way wristbands support your fundraising efforts is by providing access control and promotion for your fundraising events. You could line up guest speakers or celebrities to draw in crowds of people to attend your event. It's a good idea to use wrist bands to control access at your event or identify different groups of people. You could use different colors to signify and honor VIP donors or volunteers who maybe have special access. Or you can even use them as your guests' ticket pass to get into the event.
Gaining sponsorship for your fundraising events is also aided by custom printed bands. By negotiating sponsorship, you can even cover the entire cost of your wristband program. It's like selling advertising space. You can approach sponsors by providing them with the demographics of your audience and telling them how their logo will be worn on the hands of each person at your event. The wristbands cost less than signage.
If you're hosing a raffle at your fundraising event, using serial numbered wristbands with pull-off tabs are easy to use and fun for the participants. You simply apply the wristband to each person who buys an entry to your raffle and remove the detachable stub (like a ticket stub). The stub is entered into the raffle. When the winning numbers are announced, each person checks their own. No more lost tickets! The winner will be wearing the ticket.
So, next time you're stumped on ideas for fundraisers, look no further and figure out how you can use wristbands for your event and organization.