Who is Raising Funds?
Tea Towels are highly effective items to use for raising funds. Mostly, they are popular as commemorative items, particularly with schools, churches and community groups that are celebrating significant milestones.
Ideally, a tea towel fund raiser could be suitable for any group or organisation.
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.
Following is 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 fund raising idea.
It is their quality and function that ensure clients’ return, repeatedly year after year.
Tea towels are well known as affordable items that every household needs and uses, almost on a regular or even daily basis.
Their ability to last long after the initial purchase means that they are ideal gifts and keepsakes, either as an enduring memento or a commemorative item.
That is the reason why they are so popular.
When printed in bulk, tea towels are 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 good sale 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 a fairly straight forward idea as a fundraising technique. The task of coming up with suitable prints and successful selling methods is not as difficult as it might seem.
Once printed, selling these items is simple. The church congregation, together with the church visitors, represent an ideal target market; they are ready to get involved and contribute towards raising money to support either the community or the church, or both entities.
Churches have used tea towels to help fund various projects in their communities for decades. Here, we have listed some of the more simple and common print ideas to help you make a better informed decision.These ideas might conform with your fundraising goals.
- Bible Verses: print your favourite Scripture verse
- Images that might be popular among the congregation. They could be a picture of the church or the congregation itself.
- Psalms messages on the Tea Towels
- Christian sharing on Tea Towels
Looking for a Novel Church Fundraising Idea ?
Usually, churches and other religious organisations hold a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to support themselves and various other community projects, such as:
- mission trips
- supporting the church and its renovations, or activities
- supporting a charitable cause
- helping students at private schools with tuition costs
How about using hymn lyrics to produce not just one tea towel, 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 and 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 a class list.
Decorating Ideas for Your School Tea Towels
- Each pre-school student could supply a hand print, each signed by their teacher
- 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 for schools in general, class tea towels make amazing gifts. Parents tend to order several at a time. This in turn increases the average spend per customer, allowing fundraising goals to be met quicker and easier.
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 one their own clan.
There are two main approaches to achieving the desired design finish.
The less common way is to buy blank tea towels and to 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 membersand then have it 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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