3-Time Record Holder East Ascension High School Raises $58,295 in One Day!
November 11, 2016
From “It Sounds Crazy!” to “Best Fundraiser EVER!” …in 61 Mattresses
July 10, 2014
Behind every successful “Mattress Fundraiser” is a motivated coach or director. Behind every motivated coach or director, is a persistent CFS fundraising expert, wanting to help that program make a lot of money. Bensalem High School has one such story.
Band director Mike Zimmerman got his first “Mattress Fundraiser” email in January of 2013. Like most staff, Mike is busy, and selling mattresses as a fundraiser “sounded crazy”, so he didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity right away. But local CFS representative, Dave Cox, of Philadelphia, didn’t cross Mike off his list. “Dave kept dropping me messages, and stopping by my school to catch me,” said Zimmerman. “He finally caught me one afternoon, we talked for about 30 minutes, and the rest is history!”
Last September, the Bensalem HS Marching Band ran their first-ever “Mattress Fundraiser”.
They sold 61 mattresses out of their gym that day, and in the process raised $8,000! “The place looked great! This is, in my opinion, THE best way to buy a mattress!” said Zimmerman. “Great beds, comfortable environment, NO pressure, and really nice people helping out. It became a big community event! People were hanging out, lying on beds, and having conversations! It was fun!”
Before the day was over, the director had already picked the date for the following year’s event. The “Mattress Fundraiser” will be bouncing back into Bensalem on September 20th this year - and Zimmerman can’t wait. “Easiest fundraiser EVER!” he said. “We do a TON of fundraising. This program was professional, and super easy! All of the materials were provided by CFS…even the email and Facebook material! He told me what to send and when, and I got the information out to our community. It was easy!”
The best part of this story is that Custom Fundraising Solutions has a new raving fan. “I’ve been telling everyone I know about it…other band directors, friends, etc. I tell all of them that they need to run this one… it sounds crazy, but without a hesitation, JUST DO IT! This IS crazy, but it works!”
Thanks Bensalem High School Band for your support and enthusiasm!