A Children’s Safety ID fundraiser serves a dual purpose: to raise funds for your organization and – more importantly – to create a permanent ID record for a child in the event of emergency.
The civic intent behind this kind of event is unquestionable but it reminds the community of things they fear. Despite your good intentions, most people will view the purchase of a kit as a necessary evil. It’s something that you’ll hope you never have to use, but thankful it’s there if you do.
This idea works best when geared towards parents with pre-schoolers and elementary school aged children. It is ideal for schools, daycares, sporting leagues and churches –any group with a strong association with children.
Combine ideas to make it easier
Since the subject matter is a little depressing, it’s easier if your fundraiser is tied in as part of a bigger event – a school fair, a local festival, etc.
Utilize the media if you can and ask them to publicize the event in advance. In all likelihood, they’ll be on hand the day of the event too – this is just the kind of community happening that local newspapers and TV stations love.
There is a wide range of products offered in this genre. Kits range from simple id cards with fingerprint recording materials to deluxe kits including DNA collection supplies. The kits retail from $8.00 to $25.00 with your organization netting about 40% of the sales.
Another advantage that these kits offer is, in addition to the ID supplies, they also include lessons that will teach children and their parents about safety. One of the most important safety tools available is knowledge.
The nature of the beast means that this may not be the most “fun” fundraiser you ever have, but you can take pride in knowing that you’re providing a real service to your community.
Where to go
Kids Star Safety – For your school, church, or non-profit organization our quick, no hassle fundraiser is an easy way to raise money while promoting child safety.