Fun Valentines Day Children's Fundraiser
by Rose P
Every year for Valentines our Children's church raises money for missions and various activities that we participate in. We do this through two separate fundraisers during the Valentine Season.
Our first of which is the sale of heart shaped lollipops. As you can imagine these are a favorite of the children as well as adults. Some suggestions is to purchase them in bulk and do not fall for the warehouse stores, you can actually get them for much cheaper via manufactures websites. We begin selling these suckers on or around January 14th so that we can have an entire months worth of sales.
We have a booth set up at the back of the church after every service and provide order forms for all of the children to take home. Do not allow the children to take home bulk lollipops as they have been known to eat them and not keep track of what they have. By providing small order forms they can in fact bring them back to their leaders and receive a certain number of pops in time for delivery.
The second item that the children sell would be carnations, we begin this sale two weeks prior to Valentine's Day, and normally limit it to church members. We place order forms in the bulletins and provide members the opportunity to to request them after church as well.
The carnations are delivered on the Sunday prior to Valentines day or if Valentines is on Sunday we deliver them with specific messages to the person whom requested them on Valentine Sunday. The Children are always involved in delivering the flowers to those that they were requested to be sent to prior to the start of the main church service on Sunday.