Though many gardens are now covered with snow, spring will be here before we know it. Now is the time for schools to begin planning spring fundraisers. With spring characterized by all things nature-related, an eco-friendly fundraiser makes sense. Consider offering flower bulbs to the local community, keeping a portion of the profits to fund school activities.
Pre-established flower bulb fundraising programs make things easy. Schools can also create the program from scratch by finding a local nursery willing to sell the bulbs at wholesale prices. Schools can sell bulbs of beautiful flowering plants like Stargazer Lilies, Gladiolus, Dahlias, and Freesia. Packaging assorted bulbs to create an instant summer garden will also be a hit. With the proper promotion, this fundraiser will raise a great deal of money for the school.
Volunteers should develop brochures that feature a picture of each flowering plant and a brief description of its features. By including an order form on the brochure, the school can get orders from people unable to attend the fundraiser. Students can help with promotion efforts by taking these advertisements home and distributing them throughout the neighborhood before people begin purchasing their summer flowers.
A fundraiser like this is great because it beautifies the planet and is helpful to the environment and to people. Plants help improve air quality and when grown indoors, can help prevent Sick Building Syndrome. They also have been proven to reduce stress, lower background noise, and create a sense of relaxation.
When the brochures for this fundraiser are designed properly, the bulbs sell themselves. People will see the lovely blooms pictured on the brochure and want some for their garden. When they attend the fundraiser, they may even bring some friends. Each spring, supporters will be reminded of the school when blooms burst from the bulbs.