Getting around town just got a lot easier for Community Living Sarnia-Lambton thanks to its FundScrip fundraising campaign
We are thrilled to share this message from Kendra Menzies, a very happy FundScrip group administrator at Community Living Sarnia–Lambton (CLSL) in Ontario.
“Community Living Sarnia–Lambton (CLSL) began using FundScrip cards in 2009, just prior to Christmas. We are a charitable not-for-profit organization that provides a wide range of support services for people who have an intellectual or developmental disability and for their families. From the onset we made it known that all proceeds will go towards the purchase of vans and accessible vehicles for our programs and the people we support.
By May, 2015, we are thrilled to have raised a total of $40,000. With these proceeds, CLSL purchased a van for one of its group living homes. The residents of this home have benefited immensely every day, allowing them increased opportunities to go on day trips, vacations and everyday outings into the community. Currently, CLSL is in the process of purchasing an additional accessible vehicle.
It has been a pleasure to deal with FundScrip and it is a pleasure to share this testimonial. I would invite other non-for-profit agencies to partner with FundScrip.
In this image we have Kerryn, one of our clients, standing alongside one of the vehicles purchased using our earnings.”
International School in McMasterville raises close to $10,000 in only 4 months with their FundScrip campaign
We recently received this letter from the École d’éducation international in McMasterville, Quebec and we are very pleased to share the letter with you all. Raising $10,000 in 4 months is certainly a stellar feat and it’s only the begining! Congrats!
“We are a group of four professors from the École d’éducation internationale and plan to take 45 students to Switzerland. This trip, which will take place in 2016 and comprises scientific, sports, cultural and humanitarian components.
We began a fundraising campaign with FundScrip in October 2014 and in only four months, we raised close to $ 10,000. With FundScrip, students can accumulate a considerable amount of money in order to pay for part of their trip.
We are delighted and plan to continue with our FundScrip campaign for the year 2015-2016.”
Trip Organizers : Myriam Cormier, Geneviève Dubuc, Martin Lachapelle and Myriam Rioux
École international à McMasterville amasse près de 10 000 $ en seulement 4 mois grâce au programme FundScrip
Nous avons récemment reçu une lettre de l’École d’éducation internationale suité à McMasterville, Québec et nous sommes extrêmement heureux de pouvoir la partager avec vous tous. Ils ont déjà amassé 10 000 $ en quatre mois pour un voyage en suisse et ce n’est qu’un début! Félicitations!
« Nous sommes quatre professeurs de l’École d’éducation internationale ayant comme projet d’emmener 45 élèves en Suisse. Ce voyage, qui aura lieu en 2016, comporte les volets scientifique, sportif, culturel et humaniste.
Nous avons commencé une campagne de financement avec FundScrip en octobre 2014. En quatre mois, nous avons amassé tout près de 10 000$. Grâce à FundScrip, les élèves peuvent accumuler une somme d’argent considérable dans le but de payer une partie de leur voyage.
Nous sommes heureux de poursuivre avec FundScrip pour l’année 2015-2016. »
L’équipe du voyage : Myriam Cormier, Geneviève Dubuc, Martin Lachapelle et Myriam Rioux
Natalie Després is FundScrip Group Administrator for l’École secondaire Félix-Leclerc Alpes 2016 and is shown accepting the group’s fundraising cheque from FundScrip Coach Robert Gregory.
The money raised totalled $6,112.70 and was earned in five months with 38 supporters.
Quite an achievement!
Thousands of groups have used the FundScrip gift card fundraising program over the last 10 years to reach their goals, and they all have a story to tell.
You Can Now Easily Submit Your Own FundScrip Success Story!
We’d love to feature you and your group showing off a successful FundScrip campaign.To participate, please write a one paragraph description of your FundScrip campaign, and include the following information:
- How the funds raised will be used
- How many supporters participated
- How long it took to reach your goal
- Take a picture with you holding your FundScrip earnings cheque
Sometimes it just needs to be repeated: FundScrip is a great fundraising idea not just for the holiday season, but for all year round!
That’s why we would like to encourage you to use our program for all kinds of holiday and special occasions. The most effective ways to take advantage of FundScrip throughout the year is:
- Set up a recurring order for your everyday spending
- Remember to buy gift cards for birthdays and anniversaries
- Organize paper campaigns for other special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and more
So when January pops it’s head back up, remember that gift card fundraising is a great idea anytime of the year.