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It really is Giveaway season at the moment… am so pleased to be able to share yet another great giveaway by FunMats. I really like it, as it is CRAFTY too… basically, Fun Mats helps you convert your child’s artwork into a fabulous range of gifts. This is also a great way for PTA fundraising – be it directly through the parents or at school fairs (more info bel0w).
Children will be absolutely chuffed to bits to see their artwork converted like this and it really encourages creativity and self confidence! I particularly like the set of coasters below. Wouldn’t they make a great Christmas present (*please note: one set of coasters only has one artwork, but buy several sets and mix and match with friends and family)?
The winner will be able to create their own design – which would then be turned into the product of their choice from the FunMats range (which includes a mouse mat, shopping bag, glass kitchen board, children’s T shirt etc).
FunMats is also a great solution for school PTA’s to raise funds for the school!
Some Information from FunMats themselves:
FUN, CREATIVE, RISK-FREE WAY TO HELP RAISE SCHOOL FUNDS THIS TERM
Why not help your school fundraising by suggesting a fun, risk-free art project that will create wonderful Christmas gifts at the same time?
Most schools have a PTA or group of parents that helps raise money for trips and equipment, but coming up with new fundraising ideas that will be popular with parents can be difficult.
FunMats is a fundraising art project, created by a UK company, in which each child draws a picture that is used to produce a choice of gifts, from coasters to shopping bags and glass kitchen boards. It’s popular with parents because it creates lasting pieces of their child’s artwork and fantastic Christmas gifts at the same time as raising money for schools.
The project also goes down well with teachers, because it’s suitable for all ages and can be built into many areas of the National Curriculum.
FunMats fundraising is also risk free; the company guarantees that no school can lose money. There is no minimum order or obligation to buy, every sale makes a profit for the school and money is collected from parents for the products they order before any payment is sent to the company – so there are never any unsold items left at the end.
All products are hand-made in the FunMats’ factory in Malvern, Worcestershire. The company has been helping schools to raise funds for 15 years and has recently extended its product range to include new items including a handy picture message pad and framed prints.
For best results for your school, suggest that your PTA runs the FunMats project as a fund raising idea in September/October so that parents can order products as Christmas gifts.
Raising Money – how it works
For example a mousemat featuring the child’s artwork would cost parents £6.50 but cost the PTA only £5.25, so making £1.25 for the school. The amount raised by the school overall will depend on the number of children and how much product parents want to buy. Generally speaking, the project should generate a profit of at least £2.00 per participating child.
For more information go to www.funmats.co.uk.
1) Go and visit FunMats and check out their range of gifts. Come back here and tell us which product you would choose should you win!
Winner will be chosen at random.
Open to the UK only. Prize needs to be redeemed by 31st Dec 2011.
Competition closes on 3rd October 2011.
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