Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Great Experience with Custom Fundraising Solutions

Sean Ring is the Head Baseball Coach at Westerville North High School, in Ohio.  Recently they hosted their 2nd annual Mattress Fundraiser with Custom Fundraising Solutions. Coach Ring raved about the fundraising experience as well as his interaction with CFS Columbus owner and operator, Kevin Krinsky.

“I have been coaching baseball for 8 years at the high school level and the one aspect of the job I dread the most is fundraising. Throughout the years we have tried it all from raffles to discount cards. Then I heard about CFS and the “Mattress Fundraiser” from a colleague and thought, “why not, I’ll give it a shot.” What I found was a fundraiser we will run yearly with great results. I know selling mattresses sounds a bit bizarre (and it is) but it works! Kevin runs an organized operation and does not push or hassle coaches, players, or parents to sell anything. The time commitment from players, coaches, and families is minimal (having only to help spread the word about the sale) and the results are impressive. Our team has raised almost $9,000 in two years and I cannot stress enough the simplicity of the events. No tracking players and parents down for money or returning cards; the sale is a one-day event where players advertise outside the building while the CFS team sets up a mattress store in the school. I would highly recommend running this fundraiser to support your group!”

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The Westerville North Baseball team is presented with their check for $5,600!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

East Ascension Reclaims Mattress Fundraiser National Record!!

From left to right: Jamie Andrews, Nicole Primeaux & Asst. Principal Kim Uzee
Record breaking news is out from Custom Fundraising Solutions…again! Not more than a month ago we reported that a new Mattress Fundraiser national record was set in Allen, TX with the Eagle Escadrille (the “Biggest Band in the Land”.) The word traveled fast to Gonzales, Louisiana, where 2-time record holder, East Ascension High School took on the challenge and earned back their title for the 3rd time, at their September 26th Mattress Fundraiser.

The official numbers came in at 160 beds and $27,210 given back this year! This makes them the national record holder for the third time in a row.  They’ve now raised a total of $80,335 from their mattress fundraisers with Custom Fundraising Solutions!

Earning this impressive title year after year takes some special effort from within, particularly one special lady named, Jamie Andrews, a long-term teacher at East Ascension High School. Owner of CFS Louisiana, Nicole Primeaux had this to say about the schools “inspirational leader”, “NONE of this would be possible without JAMIE! She is the sole reason that this program works as well as it does every year. She holds everyone accountable, and never stops believing in what can be accomplished by each child. The reason that this works so well is not because of the incentives or the location, but the belief and sense of belonging and pride that Jamie puts into every student.”

When asked about the sale, Andrews responded, “East Ascension High School is ecstatic that our community rose to the occasion to help us reclaim the national record with Custom Fundraising Solutions.  Word of mouth spread in our community that the Mattress Fundraiser is THE time and place to purchase beds in Gonzales, Louisiana.  Several customers actually waited for our annual sale to purchase their new mattress sets!”

Each and every Mattress Sale benefits everyone involved, from the smallest to the largest group. Each one is as important as the next because these sales benefit the kids…and that’s what who believe in – THE KIDS!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Upcycling to Keep it Green

Upcycling to Keep it Green

CFS of Central Texas owners, Chris and Justina Lambert were recently recognized for more than giving back to local schools and groups in their area. Working with Austin Creative Reuse, a nonprofit organization that collects, sells, and distributes donated reusable materials, the Lamberts were able to “upcycle” past Mattress Fundraiser yard signs in multiple ways! Justina commented, While Austin is famously known for “keeping it weird,” it is exciting to know that there are innovative groups out there thinking ‘outside the box’ to keep our planet a little bit greener!”

To find your local Custom Fundraising Solutions office, visit our website: http://www.customfundraisingsolutions.com/#!locations/c1eg4

The whole story from Austin Creative Reuse can be found here: http://austincreativereuse.org/2015/08/meet-an-austin-creative-reuse-donor/  

As new parents, creating a sustainable future is front of mind for the Lamberts.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A New National Record!

Back to School and Back to Work; The Allen Eagle Escadrille Sells a Record 147 Mattresses

Welcome back to school! Custom Fundraising Solutions hopes this year will be your best yet! It’s already ours! We are proud to announce that Custom Fundraising Solutions has officially given back over $14 million dollars to schools, teams, and groups across the country via the Mattress Fundraiser.

Last month, the Allen Eagle Escadrille, the “Biggest Band in the Land”, hosted their first mattress fundraiser with Custom Fundraising Solutions of North Texas (CFS of North Texas.) The Escadrille’s fundraiser made history, selling 147 mattresses and breaking the current national record. Their efforts, those of the Booster Club and the community support helped the Eagle Escadrille earn an impressive $25,650.  

All funds raised by the 147 mattresses sold will support their upcoming trip to the Rose Parade® next January in Pasadena, California! Families and individuals from all over browsed the mattress showroom set up in the Allen High School Band Hall. Each of the 147 purchases supported the Escadrille’s upcoming trip to the New Year’s Day Rose Parade.

Part of what made the fundraiser such a success was the student’s involvement! Check out this great promotional video made by the Escadrille band!

Joe Matejka, founder and President of Custom Fundraising Solutions was present at the record-breaking fundraiser. “We averaged selling one mattress every 4 minutes over a 9 hour period. It really got us excited to see the community support such a great group of hard-working kids, all while getting a quality product they need at a great price. That is why we are in this business…to help the kids!”  Custom Fundraising Solutions congratulates the Allen Eagle Escadrille for their hard work and dedication during the fundraiser and wish you all the best of luck in January!

The Allen Eagle Escadrille raised $25,650 for their upcoming trip!