Who’s Raising Funds?
Tea Towels or Dish Towels as they’re sometimes called, are highly effective items to use as a method for raising funds. They are most popular as commemorative items particularly with church groups and community groups that are celebrating significant milestones.
Ideally a tea towel fundraiser is more suited towards groups and / or organisations such as pre-schools, primary schools, church groups, sports teams etc.
Usually this form of promotion involves members of a ‘group’ collectively designing and then selling the printed tea towels at a profit to raise funds towards a collective group goal.
Still not sure who might use this form of raising money ?
Here’s a brief list of some of the more common groups and community organisations likely to use tea towels as a fund raising option.
- Child Care Centres
- Sports Clubs
- Food Clubs
- Community Groups
- Network Groups
- Church Groups
- Birthday Invitations
- Wedding Events
- Baby Showers
How Successful are Tea Towels as a Fund Raiser?
Groups and organisations all around Australia raise millions of dollars every year by using tea towels as a fundraising idea.
It is because of this particular products’ quality and function that ensures clients and customers return repeatedly year after year.
With Tea Towels being well known as affordable items that every household needs & uses, almost on a regular or even daily basis.
Their ability to last long after the initial purchase means they make ideal gifts & keepsakes either as an enduring memento or a commemorative item.
They sell well because of that.
When printed in bulk, a tea towel is a relatively low cost product. For example, if you sold 50 at a sale price of $15.00 you could potentially make ~$375.00 profit. However if your group is large or you have really good sales skills, then 100 with net you ~$950. Not bad at all!
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Tea Towel Fundraising for Churches
Tea-Towel printing for churches is fairly straight forward as a fundraising technique and the task of coming up with suitable prints & successful selling methods is not as difficult as it might seem.
Once printed, selling these items is pretty simple. The church congregation together with people visiting the church represent an ideal target market – they’re ready to get involved & contribute towards raising money to support either the community or the church, or both entities.
Churches have used this product to help fund various projects in their communities for decades and we’ve listed here just some of the more simple & common print ideas to help you make a better informed decision about whether it fits in with your fundraising goals.
Bible Verse – print your favourite verses in Scripture
Images that might be popular among the congregation – could be a picture of the church or the congregation itself.
Psalm messages on Tea Towels
Christian sharing on Tea Towels
Looking for a Novel Church Fundraising Idea ?
Generally Churches & other religious organisations hold a variety of fundraisers throughout each year to support themselves & various other Community Projects such as
- mission trips
- support the church and its’ renovations or activities
- support a charitable cause, or
- help students at private schools with tuition costs
How about using hymn lyrics to produce not just one item but a set of different items for sale.
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Tea Towel Fundraising for Schools
Running a tea towel fund raiser for you schools is a fun, creative & easy way to raise much need cash.
School tea towels fundraising allow students to express themselves by printing a self-portrait, hand-print, sketch or signature onto a tea-towel of their choice.
Alternatively, if you want a really simple design option you could use your school logo, a sketch or class lists.
Ideas for Decorating your School Tea Towels
Pre-school students could each supply a hand print and teachers could add their names below.
Grade school students could supply simple “self portraits”.
High school students, sports team members etc could provide their signatures, perhaps accompanied by their personal “logos” or favourite quotes.
Particularly effective for pre-schools but also schools in general, these class fundraising tea towels make amazing gifts with parents tending to order several at a time. This in turn increases the average spend per customer and allows fundraising goals to be met much quicker and more easily.
These items possess great appeal especially to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends who cherish a tea towel featuring a hand-print or hand drawn self portrait of their own clan .
There are 2 main approaches to achieving the desired design finishes.
The less common way is to buy blank tea towels, then have members of your group paint them using fabric paints or fabric dye sticks.
The second option is by far the most lucrative and easiest – have your tea towel (or dish towel) designed by your group members then printed by Tea Towel Draw.
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Tea Towel Fundraising for Organisations
Creating a Fundraising tea towel for a Charity or Organisation is a tried and tested way of bringing in money to help support these type of entities.
The charity organisation supplies the images, designs or text to a company who specialise in printing items such as this
An important point is to remember that the appeal of your tea towel is likely limited to those connected to your organisation or its supporters.
Any organisation could provide their group’s favourite recipes – very appropriate for use on a tea towel!
How to Use Tea Towels as Promotion Ideas
Custom printed towels are a perfect item for a whole array of different & creative uses.
- Bridal Showers
- Baby Showers
- Wedding Invitations
- Birth Announcement
- Wedding Gift
- Corporate Gift
- Promotional Item
- Celebration Keepsake
- Mothers Day Gift
Create a set of custom towels with your own design, such as a favourite family recipe, a logo, an event promotional item, or branded image.
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How Does it Work?
The first thing you need is a design. The organisers need to decide what they’re going to put on the tea towel. Is it a collective design? Or is it some branding from the organisation.
The second thing, is it going to sell? The best idea is to take pre-orders and set a minimum before the fundraiser will move forward.
What’s a minimum?
The minimum is the the number of tea towels you need to sell at the price you’re asking for, to at least break even after a certain amount of acceptable profit is achieved.
From the perspective of the company contracted to print your items – the more you order, the cheaper your cost price will be.
If your pre-orders are at your minimum, then your money making exercise is in good shape.
So if your sales exceed your minimum, the potential extra profits are exponential.
Once your pre-sale is complete. The next decision is if you’re going to print any extras. You will get some late comers and some people you may have “forgotten”. It’s bound to happen.
Good luck with your fundraiser. If you need any help just let us know.
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