CFS has Given Back Over $40 Million Dollars!
“I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to do everything…we’ve made over $50,000 in this one fundraiser alone! It’s a little more of a “fun”-raiser than it is just schlepping candy up and down the streets.” - Dave Harbart, Band Director, Strongsville High School, Ohio
“After our fifth year hosting the Mattress Fundraiser, our Hoover football team has made over $85,000. We do it every year because it's a profitable event but it's also the easiest fundraiser we’ve ever done. The bonus is that we actually have fun with this event.” - Josh Niblett, Football Coach, Hoover High School, Alabama
“I have been coaching for 8 years and the one aspect of the job I dread the most is fundraising. Throughout the years we have tried it all …then I heard about CFS and the “Mattress Fundraiser” from a colleague and thought, “why not, I’ll give it a shot.” I know selling mattresses sounds a bit bizarre (and it is) but it works! The time commitment from players, coaches, and families is mini-mal and the results are impressive and I cannot stress enough the simplicity of the events. I would highly recommend running this fundraiser to support your group!” - Sean Ring, Head Baseball Coach, Westerville North High School, Ohio
“We had a great run with our mattress sale raising over $26,000 in one day! We relied heavily on social media and took it to a new level. The Allen community really supported us. Thank you CFS for making it happen! “
-Blane Hinton, Director of the Allen Eagle Escadrille, Texas
Hutto Band is fortunate to team up with this company. You get professional and personal assistance in shopping for the mattress best suited for your needs. Better yet, you can accomplish this right here in Hutto, TX."
- Debbie Holland, Mayor, City of Hutto, TX
“The CFS Mattress Fundraiser is the most successful and easiest fundraiser in which I have every been involved.”
- Sonja Minguez, Yearbook Sponsor—Midland High School
“We were excited about the idea of a fundraiser that didn’t require kids to sell anything and didn’t make neighbors, friends, and family feel obligated to buy something they didn’t need. I know we’ve all bought our fair share of wrapping paper, gift cards, candy, etc… to help the school — but we liked that with mattresses, you either need one or you don’t. So with this fundraiser, the people who were in the market were the ones looking, and it brought people in from the community, not just parents. We also liked that it didn’t require an army of volunteers like many fundraisers. Customer Fundraising Solutions made it so easy. We are so pleased with what we were able to accomplish in just one day. We ended up making much more than we expected!”
-Kim Barnes, Project Graduation Co-Chair - Anderson High School
“This is the best fundraiser ever with these wonderful, professional folks of great integrity and a love for helping schools. Fellow directors, they have branches throughout Texas. I recommend them highly! I thought it was a crazy idea at first--now I think it is the smartest fundraiser in which I've ever participated. They do the work; you provide the venue--both of you make money. Your community gets to participate in a no-pressure/no guilt-buying fundraiser and have the op-portunity to get something of high quality for a discounted price. Excellent experience. Message me if you need info. I will certainly do this again.” -Jennifer Jonas, Theatre Director - Salado High School
Some of our Success Stories!
Our school is located in a rural community in southeastern Ohio just outside of Athens. Our band program consists of between 100 to 120 students total depending of the year. The district is very supportive of the program and provides us with funding for music, instruments, and repairs of school-owned instruments. We are very fortunate in this regard. However, we do have to fund any other expenses outside of these, so it is necessary for us to do a few fundraisers per year. When I first heard about the idea of a mattress sale, I thought it was strange quite frankly. It was just so different from any of the other fundraisers we’ve done. It was much less work for us than we normally had to do for a fundraiser. I had very few things to take care of. We worked hard as a band organization to get as many people through the door as possible. The referral system and incentives that are set up for the students really excited them and made them want to get people to come to the sale. On the day of the sale, there was not very much for us to do. I had several students come to play instruments, hold up signs, and be around the sale. I thought this was great because the people that were coming to the sale wanted to see the students that they were supporting. I couldn’t believe we could make that much money for our program in one day with such little work for myself and the booster organization. Because we exceeded our goal by so much, we are now looking into buying an equipment trailer, something we thought we were going to have to wait a few years before we would have enough money in order to purchase it. I am definitely going to do this fundraiser again next year and would highly recommend it to anyone else looking to earn money for their organization.
- Lindsay VanWinkle, Band Director - Alexander High School
"We are proud to have regained the National Record raising $58,295 at our Mattress Fundraiser! This was our 5th annual sale and it has become a reliable avenue for over sixteen organizations on our campus to help finance their various needs. We take comfort knowing that the community who supported our Mattress Fundraiser is receiving a high-quality product at an unbelievable price!”
-Jamie Andrews, East Ascension High School, Louisiana
"Our experience with CFS was absolutely stellar and I highly recommend other schools participate in the activity. The idea of selling mattresses is indeed, a strange one at first. We took a risk at Loch Raven High School that not only paid off financially, but that also helped us to gain strength as an organization. We are incredibly grateful for his commitment to us. After a successful event, we are looking forward to a continued relationship with this company."
- Brian Welker, Music Dept Chair, Loch Raven High School, Maryland
"We've been on our brand new king bed for a little over a week and I I've been really pleased. I would also recommend the process of purchasing a new mattress through a CFS fundraiser to anyone. Thanks for supporting our music department!" - Wahoo Warriors Mattress Fundraiser, Wahoo, NE.
"Every year we run the Mattress Fundraiser I think, 'This is the year no one is going to come!' This year we had our first sale 12 minutes after we opened the doors. The Bay High Men's and Women's Soccer Teams just finished our 10th annual Mattress Fundraiser and raised $10,000! We are the envy of every athletic program because of our ability to be financially self-sufficient, which is all due to Custom Fundraising Solutions, AKA, The Mattress Fundraiser! If you're on the fence about hosting an event, you need to take my word for it - or sell 10,000.00 candy bars - it's your call." - Bobby Dougherty, Soccer Coach, Bay High School, Ohio
“I don't normally post testimonials on purchased products, however, I must share the positive experience I had with CFS. I recently bought a new split-king adjustable bed at our High School Band Mattress Fundraiser. I have spinal stenosis in my entire spine, so waking up without severe pain just doesn't happen. I was hesitant to make such an important purchase at a school fundraiser because I had only recently bought a name brand mattress that never provided a comfortable sleep experience. Since getting my new bed, pain-free mornings are now my new norm!
My encounter with CFS was amazingly positive. A sales person was at the school to help me make the best decision on the type of bed I needed. I'm sharing this so others will feel confident about purchasing from a Mattress Fundraiser with CFS." - Glenna Raper, Davis, Oklahoma
"We MADE $8500 with only 26 students participating and Austin Kesterson is an awesome leader. His crew, staff and professionalism through the whole process was amazing. We will definitely do it again! Austin is up front with everything and it is really the easiest fundraiser I’ve done in 17 years of teaching and the most profitable."
-Todd Krier, Pius X Choir, Lincoln, NE