Monday, September 9, 2013

Fundraising Testimonial - Boy Scout Troop

SUMMER FUN in San Diego and CHRISTMAS WREATHS wouldn't normally be found  in the same paragraph, but our experience fundraising with Mickman's Wreaths has made it happen.

This was our FIRST YEAR selling Christmas wreaths for our boy scout troop in Arizona. We wanted to pick a reputable company that would maximize money coming in to our fundraiser.  Mickman came in #1 as our choice.  They had the best reviews online and spelled everything out in detail with a timeline, prices, selling tips, sample wreath, and a spreadsheet. Love the spreadsheet!  It itemized earnings per item per boy of what was sold.  This made it easy for us, because whatever earnings each boy sold, he got to keep to use for his summer camp.  (Tell you more about that soon.)

Both representatives that I talked to (SUSAN AND CAROL) were so nice and helpful.  Everything went off without a problem.  Wreaths came in and were distributed.   Ok, there was one problem... When other people saw how awesome the wreaths, living trees, and candle centerpieces were as we were delivering to those who ordered them, they wanted some too.   We had a few extras, but we could have sold more.  We know we are going to have a bigger and better year coming up.

BACK TO SUMMER CAMP . . . . Yes, the boys used the money they earned toward Camp Fiesta Boy Scout Camp in San Diego the first week of July.  They had  unforgettable experiences, such as swimming in the ocean, learning to kayak, run a motorboat, sail a small sailboat, to learning about ocean life.  They even got to hold a jellyfish (non-poisonous of course).   Because their camp was so close to Sea World, they took a day trip there and  were dazzled with fireworks every night from camp.  The most amazing fireworks they saw was on our nation's birthday.  Multiple light displays across the bays lit up the sky.  What a great way to CELEBRATE!

THANK YOU MICKMAN for a successful fundraiser!   Can't wait to do it all over again this year.

Laurie L.
AZ Grand Canyon Council Boy Scout Troop

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