Fundraise for a Cause
While creating spirit accessories in the name of school pride is a great way to promote an education facility from preschool to college, there are opportunities to use these products to raise awareness and money for other causes as well. The school parent-teacher association (PTA) is often looking for ways to improve its school. Look beyond bake sales and raffles by creating a specialty item that can generate cash to fill the gaps in funding. Maybe the arts budget was slashed, or textbooks are extremely outdated or there simply aren’t enough basic school supplies for all students. The PTA can pick a pet project to raise money through the sale of a promotional product.
Each school activity and department can have its very own uniquely branded fundraiser option, such as the football team’s need for new uniforms, the marching band’s travel to an out-of-state performance or a fraternity’s or sorority’s drive for a local nonprofit organization. Each of these instances needs a product that not only features the school, but also the club or sport that donations are supporting. Consider universally loved items like the Pillow-Danna or Tote-Danna. Or, design a must-have Digi-Danna featuring a photo of the team or club that is fundraising. To increase profits even more, the school can find a sponsor to cover the cost of the promotional items, so 100% of donations can go to the cause.
Find Sponsors for Game Day Giveaways
While school teams may participate in fundraisers, they also have other needs for promotional products. From specific merchandise for each sport, to pep rally and game day giveaways, sports programs are seeking the latest ideas to attract fans and keep the stands highlighted in team colors. Bandanna Promotions’ 14” Wav-a-Hanky, available in more than a dozen colors, helps to make fans’ rallying cries more pronounced as the final seconds wind down during a game-winning drive and can double as a post-game memento. Better yet, to avoid the school or team covering the product cost, secure a local sponsor to pay for the product and reap the benefits of having its company logo appear alongside the school’s name.
When they’re not used as a game day giveaway, bandannas add color to pep rallies before the big game and will likely be visible at the game as well. But this product doesn’t need to be a giveaway. Your clients can sell the standard 22” bandanna at the team’s merch stand at games and make specialty versions for special events like pep rallies with sponsored giveaways and playoff game giveaways. Don’t forget the athlete’s swag gear too, as football players can even sport these under their helmets as a sweatband.
“Our bandannas are always a hit with back-to-school and education promotions,” Scott said. “We look forward to partnering up with distributors looking for a fresh way for promotional products to enter the classroom as well as the stands this fall. Our Spirit-Dannas are fashionable while our Wav-a-Hankies are functional for cheering at a variety of school functions. And since our product line extended this year to everything from Pillow-Dannas to Tote-Dannas, our products can also be used as the school’s next fundraiser to offer beloved branded school gear that students, teachers and parents can cherish for years to come.”