#FundFriday: Gift Wrapping

'Tis the season for giving gifts. Why not earn for your Summit too?

Happy December! This month has the potential to be your most effective fundraiser of all if you put in the effort. With all the different holidays coming up, there are many opportunities to turn simple projects into fundraisers. One of these projects is gift-wrapping. There will be an estimated $465 billion spent this year during the holidays – that’s a lot of presents!

 

GET THE WORD OUT

The first step for any fundraiser is to let people know you’re fundraising. Reach out to family, friends, and neighbors offering your gift-wrapping expertise. Share your offer on social media to help spread the word. You can either have a set price per package – we recommend a range of $3, $5, or $8 depending on the size, or offer bundles like $10 for three wrapped gifts. 

 

WRAP ‘EM UP 

Once you have people wanting to hire you, it’s time to wrap! If you need some inspiration to get you started, check out this article from RealSimple.com for lots of creative ideas. You’ll need some basic supplies to begin including scissors, tape, wrapping paper, and bows or strings. Be thorough and precise in your gift-wrapping and take your time. You want to make sure the presents you wrap are beautiful! When you’re done, don’t forget to write who the gift is for.

With just a few supplies, you will be well on your way to raising more funds for your upcoming Summit. 

 

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By Emily Hanson

Emily is the Program Coordinator at Ambassador Leaders. When you call or email us, you'll likely speak with Emily. She loves helping families find the perfect program for their student and hearing how confident and motivated they return home.