My School Years is a stunning, linen bound hard cover journal that captures your child’s school journey from Kindy/Prep all the way through to High School. Designed by Sarah Brown from Vanda Baby, My School Years is a special keepsake available to Fundraising Mums readers at a special 25% off discount, as well as to schools and groups as a fundraiser offering up to $20 per book.
Special offer for Fundraising Mums readers: purchase your own copy of My School Years Journal at 25% off the current price plus free delivery simply by adding the code FRM25 at the checkout.
At a glance:
Product: hardcover, linen bound journal to record your child’s schooling from Kindy to Year 12
Suitable for: playgroups, Kindergarten, day cares, primary school fundraisers
Profit: fundraising groups will earn between $15-$20 per book sold
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My School Years journal is an A4, 112 page hard cover book that comes in three colours – grey, mustard or navy. The paper is quality heavy 200GSM weight, and the design is minimalist and gender neutral: suitable for children even as they reach high school.
There are separate pages for each school year from Kindy/Prep, through primary and high school, with plenty of space and prompts to record special memories from throughout the year.
Every year includes dedicated pages for class and student photos, an ‘about you’ page to document special information about your child for that year, prompts to record thoughts and photos from the first and last day of each school year, a page for special events such as birthdays and excursions plus pages for friends and teachers to sign and leave notes, just like a year book.
The RRP for My School Years Journal is $59.95.
VandaBaby are offering two different fundraising options, with a payment to your cause of $15 to $20 for every book sold.
Option 1: Ongoing fundraiser: $15 paid to your fundraiser per book sold
You will be provided with a unique code for members of your group to use when ordering the journal online. Orders are shipped directly to customers, so there will be no storage or handling requirements. The fundraiser can be kept open indefinitely, with funds transferred to your fundraising group monthly or quarterly depending on how much is raised.
This is suitable for all groups, but in particular childcare centres or playgroups who may choose to promote the fundraiser to ‘graduating’ families at the end of each year.
Option 2: Set date fundraiser: $20 paid to your fundraiser per book sold
You will be supplied with an order form to collect orders for journals during a fixed period. You will collect payment upfront from your customers, and use the funds to pay the invoice at the time of shipping. The extra $5 bonus per book is because there is a saving for bulk shipping, and all the books will be delivered in bulk, for you to distribute to customers.
Visit My School Years here to arrange your fundraiser.
While it is possible to fill out My School Years Journal after your child has started school, it makes a beautiful gift for families whose child is about to start school. Therefore it is particularly well suited for pre-school organisations such as Playgroups, community daycares, pre-Kindy groups and mothers groups who are seeking a relevant, practical and sugar-free fundraiser.
Schools could consider setting up an ongoing fundraiser, and promoting it to new families upon enrolment. It would be a simple matter of providing a flyer or link to all new families together with enrolment papers.
For more information or to book your fundraiser visit: My School Years Journal