PTA’s (Parent Teacher Associations) around the UK are using branded bags as a fantastic fundraising opportunity!
Inventing new and innovative school fundraising ideas can be really difficult. You want to discover a great new money making idea but it seems everything has been done before and the money raised is in such small amounts compared to the efforts that go into it.
Or perhaps you feel that you don’t have the time, resources and support from your Parent Teacher Association to put something really good together?
Within the team at GoJute we have 12 children, so believe us, we understand the challenges you face in creating plausible school fundraising ideas.
We’re here to help!
Creating a school jute bag is a tried and tested way of bringing in money for any organisation. In particular, school jute bags are very popular and can be found on many a doting parents shoulder.
An organisation supplies images, designs or text to us, or we can create it for you. Alternatively you could run a design competition with the pupils to create even more interest in the bag. The best designs use the whole space of the bag using our edge-to-edge printing service.
Choose your colours and style. From experience we have found that a selection of colours work well and gives a variety to your customers. Think about how the bags are going to be used and therefore the size they’ll need to be. Our standard jute bag GJ030 is a great all-rounder bag and suitably fits anything from books to toys and shopping, so incredibly useful. However, the smaller ‘lunch’ bags are also very sell-able and use-able, something like the small jute bag GJ020 are perfect!
An agreed quantity is then produced. It’s probably best to contact us to discuss the quantity you’ll need as this obviously depends on the size of your school, but also your budget. Our overseas service is the most cost-effective way to order but you’ll need a bit of extra time for this as the lead-time is generally 8-12 weeks, well worth the wait though!
The idea is easy and straightforward. Costs and likely profits can be worked out in advance. Do be realistic however, about how many you are likely to sell. The appeal of your branded jute bag is likely limited to those connected to your organisation or its supporters. Our customers have sold the bags for £4-£8 each. You do the math!
A lot of our clients have organised sponsorship opportunities with local businesses. This is a brilliant way to ensure the cost of the bags is covered. For example, on the Standard jute bags GJ030, there is ample room for 10 businesses to advertise their logo and contact details. Clients have charged anything from £50-£100 per space. This is a win-win situation for both the business and your school, as there is no other advertising platform out there with such longevity. What better way to promote your school and /or business than being carried by many on your local high street, used in the supermarket or out and about at the park! This will take some organisation but you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.
Branded bags are the fool-proof way to spread awareness time and time again via pupils, students, family and friends of the school. From lecture/conference folders, school lunch bags or book bags; jute, juco or cotton bags can work towards achieving your environmental objectives too!
Of course at GoJute, we have all sorts of promotional products you could use as your fundraising tool, it doesn’t have to stop at branded jute bags. We also stock cotton bags and juco bags (a combination of jute and cotton). We also have a large range of pens, mugs, windbreaks, deckchairs, aprons, tea towels and much more that can be printed with your logo and sold to the friends and family of your local school. If you’re feeling a tad overwhelmed with our range, give us a call and we can discuss your idea, selecting the right product and the right design for you and your community. One size does not fit all and perhaps branded pens would suit your campaign better than branded jute bags. We’re ready to help!
For any agent, an exciting element is being considered a helpful part of the community. Often sponsoring a school and/or community event is great for their profile and marketing exposure. The general feedback we get is that when the bags are passing the estate agents window on a daily basis “It’s exciting to see exactly how much our advertising gets about!” Webbers Estate Agent.
Take a look at some of our other School Case Studies for further School Fundraising Ideas!
Good Luck Fundraiser!