Why a Cards for a Cause Fundraiser?
Simplicity – You can start today!
Quality – High-quality products for unbeatable prices. Only a $1 a card!
Unlimited Application – Cards for a Cause fundraisers can be used for any purpose: school teams, church youth groups, Scout troops, adoptions, medical bills, summer camp…
Unlimited Potential – achieve any fundraising goal!
Different – Our program stands out in the fundraising crowd, with a value priced product and wide appeal.
Exclusive! – Cards for a Cause fundraisers are only available with Usborne Books & More.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what fundraiser organizers and customers say…
Through the Cards for a Cause Fundraisers program, our school was able to raise over $2,000. We set a goal for each family in the school to sell 10 boxes, and most of the families met the goal. We even had one family sell over 20 boxes. It was a great fundraiser.
Sally F. – Usborne Books & More Fundraiser Customer
It was the easiest fundraiser we have done. Simple choices and fast delivery. Perfect fundraiser to raise money for our upcoming musical…
From a High School Fine Arts Dep’t Chair – a Cards for a Cause Fundraiser Customer
This was the best fundraiser we have done in simplicity & money returned. We had a different fundraiser in the cafeteria a month ago and sold over $1000, but were disapointed to receive less than $100 back for our efforts. This fundraiser provided a 43% return and we quickly sold everything!
From a Cards for a Cause Fundraiser Customer in South Dakota
We LOVED our Cards for a Cause Fundraisers event and plan to do it several times a year. We already have earned $350!
From a Cards for a Cause fundraiser organizer in Minnesota
CARDS FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISERS
Answers to Fundraiser FAQs
What is the minimum number of boxes we must sell?
A very low 15-box order is required to qualify for all fundraiser program benefits.
Who can do this fundraiser?
ANYONE! Schools, homeschools, community groups, teams, individual persons… there are no restrictions.
Is there any cost for shipping?
You get FREE SHIPPING! We cover the shipping when the 15-box minimum order is met.
Do we collect payment at the time cards are ordered?
Yes, payment should be collected at the time of sale.
Who should customer make checks payable to?
Please have checks made payable to your organization.
Should we charge sales tax?
If your organization is tax-exempt, you can submit a copy of your tax exempt certificate to your Usborne Books & More Consultant to have it apply to this fundraiser. Documentation must be submitted BEFORE your fundraiser starts. If your organization is not tax-exempt, the amount due for taxes will be deducted from your total amount raised so we advise charging customers sales tax so you earn the full amount.
Are there any incentives for selling?
Ideas/options for incentives are available through your Consultant. Incentives reduce the amount of cash awarded to the organization; but can increase participation to offset this cost.
What fundraiser materials are provided?
Your Usborne Books & More Consultant will provide masters of order forms to print and a tally sheet via email. This allows fundraisers to start very quickly. Promotional materials to promote your fundraiser are also provided… social media images, sample email, sample posts – as well as add’l hints.
Does this fundraiser have an online option?
Yes, with your fundraiser you are given an online fundraiser option via this fundraising page: FUNofReading.com/fundraiser The online order form collects customer info and payment only – the orders are not shipped individually. Fundraiser orders are collected and sent in one shipment to the organization for them to distribute. Shipping is free for both customers and the organization.
Can we pre-order sample cards?
Yes, an order form is provided to buy sample cards at 50 cents each. Giving each participant a sample card helps increase sales. Sample cards can be returned to be refunded the 50 cents each – organization is reponsible for return shipping. Or, ask each participant to donate $1 for their sample card and apply it towards your earnings. Sample boxes can also be pre-ordered/purchased and used to fill fundraiser orders.
Fundraisers are typically open for a two week period (with 3 weekends). The fundraiser organizer collects the order forms and payments from each participant, tallying up the orders to give to the Usborne Books & More Consultant with payment for balance due. You can expect to receive delivery of the fundraiser cards approximately 2 weeks later. Fundraiser participants deliver the cards to those who purchased them – and your enjoy the funds earned!
Can we have a Cards for a Cause fundraiser twice a year with Usborne Books & More?
Absolutely! 🙂 Cards are a consumable product and selling the Thanks & Blanks box to promote a gratefulness campaign can work as many times as you want to run it. The card boxes are continually changing with different designs and cards. Many schools and organizations choose to have a Cards for a Cause fundraiser with Usborne Books & More at least annually.
Our Programs for Schools & Libraries
In addition to our card fundraisers, Usborne Books & More has add’l school fundraisers…