Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fundraising Testimonial - Rotary Club in Virginia

The Staunton Rotary Club has been using the Mickman Fundraising Program as our primary fundraiser for the past three years.  Our club, which numbers 96 members, has an average age of 68; trust me, many of these men and women don’t want to sell hot dogs or wrapping paper or solicit donations from friends and neighbors.

But Christmas wreaths? And trees, and centerpieces, and products that we can ship to our friends and families far away?  We can do this!  And boy, have we!  The first year we sold JUST wreaths, and in 17 days sold more than 200!  The second year we added the sprays, trees and centerpieces as well as the gift products, and we sold 420 products.  Last year we really emphasized the gift products, and we sold almost 500 products!

For 2014 we hope to increase by another 20%; we’ll provide our members with a “digital” catalog that they can send to their friends and families, particularly to increase the sale of our gift products.

Staunton Rotary Club
The funds raised by our sales are contributed right back to our community:  last year we bought more than 500 dictionaries for students in our school system and gave $6000 in grants to other community organizations.  This year we’re helping to build a water garden and greenhouse project at a local school for the students to use in their science education.

Mickman’s Holiday Fundraiser is a WONDERFUL project, perfect for any size (or age!) organization.  We’ll never stop using Mickman to help us reach our goals!  Thank you, Mickman Brothers, and all your wonderful employees.  You ROCK!

Lee B.
Wreath Fundraiser Committee Chairman

Staunton Rotary Club

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