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COLORADO FOOTBALL TEAM RAISES FUNDS FOR HELMETS/SHOULDER PADS
April 11, 2014
Taking a one-of-a-kind approach to fundraising, Custom Fundraising Solutions offers mattress fundraiser opportunities to schools, churches, and other nonprofit organizations in need of raising money. In operation for close to a decade, Custom Fundraising Solutions surpassed the $5 million level in donations to schools across the nation. With 40 locations and a goal to establish 100 locations across the country, the company set a goal to open 20 new locations in 2014. The company focuses on its unique fundraising tactic of selling high-quality mattresses for a 30 to 60 percent discount off retail pricing. More than 1,200 schools in 37 states, like Lakewood High School in Colorado, have benefited from the sales.
The Lakewood High School football team in Colorado decided to forgo the usual chocolate bars and pizza sales to try the more unusual mattress fundraiser. They set a goal to raise at least $7,000 for the purchase of new football helmets and shoulder pads. Working with the company’s professional fundraising consultant, the team joined forces with some parents to market the fundraiser to people in the community who needed a new mattress. They set up the event in the lobby of Lakewood High School, providing a showroom of quality mattresses prospective buyers could touch and feel to find the one best suited for them. The sale was held both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. While the team benefited from the mattress sales, the community benefited from the discounts on the 22 different types of mattresses, such as Restonic, made available through the fundraiser.