Last year, I purchased Backpack Buddies fundraiser Christmas cards for my daughter’s two preschool teachers, and they were a bit hit! This year, in addition to purchasing more Christmas cards, I’m helping Backpack Buddies raise money by selling them.
It’s really a simple Christmas fundraiser idea.
In exchange for a monetary donation, you get little flat note cards (approximately 3″ x 5″) that state the gift giver has sponsored a hungry child for X weeks in the recipient’s honor.
Last year, the cards were printed on premium cream-colored cards and displayed the backpack logo in color. They looked nice!
How Much it Costs to Feed a Child in Need
It takes surprisingly little amount of money to feed a child for the weekend. Backpack Buddies spends roughly $6.50 per child per weekend worth of food. So…
1 weekend = $6.50
2 weekends = $13.00
1 month = $26.00
3 months = $78.00
Christmas Fundraiser: Sponsor a Child for One, Two, Four Weeks or Even More
The Backpack Buddies Board prints up the cards themselves, so they can do any amount (including other multiples or even flat amounts, such as $20).
Again this year, I’m giving them to my kids’ preschool teachers, and my husband is also giving these for work gifts. I’ll likely give a couple more in my grandparent’s names.
Backpack Buddies Christmas Card Orders
I couldn’t find an online service that would allow me to collect money with no processing fee (standard seems to be in the 3% range). So, if you’re interested in helping out, you can simply mail me a check made out to “NEW Backpack Buddies.” Contact me so we can get the ball rolling! I’d like to place all Christmas card orders by December 5th.
All I need to know is how many cards you need/what denominations you’d like them to be. After I receive your donation, I’ll get your orders to the Backpack Buddies Board and mail them to you in plenty of time to give them as teacher Christmas gifts, mailed off, gift wrapped, etc.
If you’d just like to donate a few dollars without receiving a card in return, that’s fine, too! Every single bit helps.
Last time I checked, the program filled 100 bags per weekend. I’d like to set a realistic goal of feeding 10 of those children for an entire month (or $6.50 x 4 x 10 = $260).
FYI – This program is funded solely by donations. 100% of donations go toward the children. There is no paid staff and all work is done by volunteers.