March 20, 2009

Green Fundraising!

I could probably wall paper my house in wrapping paper, open up a bakery with all the cookie dough, and gain 50 pounds with my life of Girl Scout Cookie orders…all supporting wonderful causes, but it's time to put a green twist on local and school fundraising.

Do we really need more stuff? Nothing tastes as good as raw cookie dough…and I did not give up Girl Scout Cookies this year…not yet. Our preferred gift wrap is the Sunday Comics, which not only looks fun but supplies some humor after the present is opened.


What are the options? For those of you who are local, contact me at Celery Street and I’ll connect you with Paragon Promotions, a great local school fundraising organization where I can buy energy efficient light bulbs, shopping bags, eco-friendly cleaning products, soy candles, and flower bulbs AND a percent of the proceeds goes back to the school PTO!

Nationally, I recommend www.ecolabelfundraising.com. All green products including coffee, chocolate, stationary, totes, water bottles, and much more. Items can be purchased online or by using their catalog. Between 25 to 40 percent of your proceeds go back to your school or organization.

So, continue to save the planet and support your children’s causes at the same time…use green fundraising!

- e.

1 comment:

Howard Gottlieb said...

Green Fundraisers are an excellent idea.

If you want to compare them to traditional fundraisers you might browse through Easy Fundraising Ideas and check out those options too,