Spirit wear fundraising is a great way to build enthusiasm and pride in your elementary school’s events, achievements, students and staff. But what is spirit wear? Spirit wear is customized clothing–usually t-shirts–that incorporate the school name, logo and possibly the school mascot in it to help build a sense of unity, pride, and teamwork at the school. Spirit wear designs are also a low-risk fundraising option for the school through the use of an online spirit wear store.
Back to School Kickoff
Ride the wave of enthusiasm of returning back to school after a long summer break by kicking it off with a spirit wear fundraiser. Creating a unique new t-shirt design to make the new year special for everyone and raise funds for supplies, materials, technology, and programs at the same time.
Targeting a Specific Initiative
Probably one of the best ways to focus a spirit wear fundraiser is to have a specific, well-defined initiative that all of the students, parents, and staff can get behind. Projects such as purchasing new playground equipment, new technology for the computer lab, or funding a field trip to a wonderful location are great examples of specific initiatives that could benefit from a targeted spirit wear fundraiser.
Generating Funds for Before or After School Programs
Although many after-school programs have volunteers, they do require that some school staff be on hand, and they need to be compensated for their time. Sometimes these programs are funded by grants, but not all of the time. These programs have many expenses in addition to teacher salaries, the kids attending these programs typically receive a meal or a snack, require supplies for homework help and fun activities. A spirit wear fundraiser can both build a sense of unity within the program and fund it at the same time.
Providing Classroom Supplies
Did you know that the average teacher spends about $400 of their own money each year providing supplies for their classrooms? It’s true. You can tell by going into a Target, Wal-Mart, and other stores in late July and watch who’s filling up their carts with sale-priced school supplies. You’d be amazed to see how much paper, pencils, erasers, and crayons the average classroom uses in a year. But this isn’t all. Most classrooms supply tissues, paper towels, hand sanitizer, extra scissors, rulers, glue, etc.
Ready to Launch Your Back-to-School Spirit Wear Campaign?
We here at BYOG (Build Your Own Garment) will work with you to create dynamic spirit wear designs that will be the envy of the other schools in your community. We are a locally-owned business that is a one-stop shop for all of your t-shirt design, custom embroidery and printed promotional product needs. Contact us via our online chat feature on our website, call us at (925) 829-3950 or toll-free at (855) 776-8465, or fill out our online form and we will contact you within 24-hours.
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