I wanted our group to sell a product that our supporters could use repeatedly and eventually recoup their donation. Over the past two years, our group realized a net profit in excess of $3,500 from Smart Card sales.
This past year we decided to offer the Smart Savings Card instead of the Varsity Card. We raised at least $2,000 more dollars this year by selling the Smart Card!
We have worked with Ben Edwards and his team at Innovative Funding for the last several years with our Smart Card fundraiser. We have found our Smart Card event to be our most profitable and easiest to conduct. Ben and his team are wonderful to work with and respond immediately to any needs that arise during our sale.
The ease of dealing with your company was refreshing. The cards were readily available, and the promptness of your prize delivery was extremely appreciated.
I want to thank you again for helping with the Smart Card sale in September. I have been able to order three very significant items for our counseling program. Tara and I both use Kelso’s Choice for 1st – 4th grades and the kit we had was very outdated and we often needed the materials simultaneously. I ordered a new Kelso kit at the cost of $400.00 plus taxes and shipping. We also teach the Safe @ Last curriculum to K – 4th grades and that kit was also very outdated using VHS tapes and an early version of the manual. I ordered a new Safe @ Last kit for us at the cost of $499.00 as well as 180 Safe and Unsafe Touches coloring books for our K classes at .75 a book for a total of $135.00. Finally, I ordered Career Interest Inventory software for $400.00 plus taxes and shipping that we will be able to use from now forward for our Career Guidance program related to our Career Fair for 4th grade students. We had $1380.00 available to use for the curriculum materials from the sale. PLUS, we had 33 classroom teachers who were able to have some money available for their classrooms depending on the number of cards sold by their students for a total of $720.00. Thanks again for your support. School counselors receive the same amount of BEP and play money as classroom teachers but we are working with the entire student body. It is impossible to fund adequate materials without targeting some other financial resources.