Church Bake Sale Fundraising
Using Promotional Items
Bake sales are a popular fund raisers for churches and promotional items can help increase revenues and spread the word about upcoming events and other sales. The church members will have a plethora of delicious recipes that they can use to create a vast array of baked goods to sell. Indeed many of the recipes will be those treasured, used and handed down through generations of their family.
Bake sales can be used to raise funds for the church buildings and repairs. They are also a fantastic way to increase awareness and raise funds for church groups, both adult and youth.
Promotional items that are suitable for use in bake sales are customized jar openers for canned goods and tote bags. These promotional items can be imprinted with the church name, phone number and address or website, along with a nice scripture or quote.
Adding in some extra promotional items beforehand can both ensure that the community is aware of the cause and the forthcoming bake sale. Items that can promote the forthcoming sale are fridge magnets, pens and key chains, to name a few.
For a successful bake sale it is important to ensure that all helpers meet at least once to discuss organization, pricing and how the sale will be run. Although the purpose of the bake sale will more than likely be to raise funds, it is important to remember that it is an ideal opportunity to raise awareness of the church. Hopefully, the bake sale will also help generate new members for the church and its associated groups.
One promotional items that is great for such events is the customized t-shirt. Provide the bake sale helpers with t-shirts to wear on the day of the sale; this will ensure that everyone knows who is “staff”. It will also provide an additional awareness raising method. The t-shirts should have contact details as well as an attractive design or catchy slogan; this will catch the eye and ensure that they are noticed.
As well as having stalls for selling canned goods and other edible treats, a table for drink refreshments is always a good idea. It might not occur to some that an imprinted table cloth or banner is a great promotional item, but it is. Another important fundraising and awareness tool is a table to sell other promotional items that are available. These could include baseball caps, bags, pens, water bottles, travel mugs, mouse pads and calendars; all useful items. By remembering to include an opportunity to purchase other promotional items, the potential to raise funds, awareness and membership is increased.
Bake sales are a very popular fundraising method. There are excellent opportunities to use both existing promotional items held in stock at the church, as well as bake sale related items. Regardless of which items are used it is important to remember to include contact details on each promotional item used.