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Hybrid Fundraising: Direct Ship to Home or School Delivery
•  Volunteers select dates, brochures, prizes, and incentives
•  Brochure packets are sent to the school
•  Video kick-off for students
•  Students take home brochures and share with family and friends
•  Students register online and share with family and friends via social media, email, and text
•  Students enter order form online –OR– return order form and money to the school
•  Orders are packed per student and shipped directly to the students home –OR– Orders          are 
packed per student and shipped directly to the school
Can be run so there is only 1 touchpoint in school: Brochure distribution. Handing out the brochure has always resulted in larger school sales. Families can enter their order form online and orders can be sent directly to student’s homes.
Lil Shoppers Shoppe Elementary School Santa Shop
In addition to raising funds with our Gourmet Goodness fundraiser hold a Lil' Shopper's Shoppe at your school this holiday season!
The Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe Where Children Discover the Joy of Giving!
The best quality gifts are available in the school holiday shop / Santa shop industry!
85% of our gift items are priced at $5.00 or less!
Students Love It... 
For many children, this may be the first time they experience the thrill of picking out their own holiday gifts for family and friends.
Parents love it… 
During the holiday season, parents can rest assured that their children will shop in a safe, non-commercial setting.
Teachers love it…
Your faculty can teach their students about budgeting and spending wisely at the school holiday gift store, and emphasize the joy of giving.
​Administrators really love it…
The Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe is a popular family service that’s risk-free and easy to run for the PTA or PTO in the school!

Sales Options: Traditional, Online, and Hybrid - We can direct ship to home!
Profit: Earn 40% Profit
Price Range: $8-$28 with over 95% of items priced $15 or less!
Number of pages: 12 with 46 items
Description: Cheese, Sausage, Chocolates, Snacks, Nuts, Gummi Candies, Mini Cookies, Soup, Dip Mixes, Katydids, Peanuts, and more!  
Recommended for:  Groups of 10+ with an average of $10 in retail sales times the number of brochures provided. 
Minimum Order:  None     Case Requirements:  None  
Upfront Costs:  None. Collated packets with brochures, order forms, collection envelopes, and prize programs are shipped free.
Kick-Off Video:  Click to View
Pack-By-Seller:  All orders are packed-by-seller, free 
Shipping:  Free 
Purchase Orders: Public schools are eligible for 15-day invoice terms
Payment:  Organization/Business, Cashier Check, Money Order or Credit Card

Gourmet Goodness Christmas Fundraising Brochure

Gifts 'N Things is offering 3 safe and fun ways to run your School Fundraisers during COVID-19

We Recommend Pairing Gourmet Goodness with WINTER WONDERLAND!

Earn 50% Profit on most items.  Magazine vouchers, dry food mixes, and candles are 40% Profit.  Brochures are free when a group's average retail sales are $10.  10% less profit is deducted to cover brochure and materials cost if the $10 sales average is not reached. 

Gourmet Goodness Christmas Fundraiser Idea - Simply the Best!  

Celebrating Christmas and creating special memories with family and friends is the essence of the GOURMET GOODNESS fundraising brochure. If you are searching for a new Christmas fundraising idea for a Daycare Fundraiser, Elementary School Fundraiser, a Middle School Fundraiser, or even a High School Fundraiser this it! If you are with a sports team fundraiser, a band or choir fundraiser, a church fundraiser, a youth group, or any other group large or small you've found a wonderful fundraising idea with GOURMET GOODNESS AND WINTER WONDERLAND.  Our newest fundraiser brochures are a perfect choice for Christmas fundraising sales and truly offers something for everyone.
You'll receive a 3-part order form -
Just in case someone loses a copy!  Families keep a copy, you keep a copy, and one copy will be sent to the company.  Homeroom envelopes are provided to keep order forms separated and organized.  A pre-paid and self-addressed envelope is provided to mail orders back to the company. No cash? No problem! All customers have the option to pay by credit card!
Computer Report Detailing Sale -

Easy to read and understand!  Your reports include an overall summary, internet sales, results by homeroom, top sellers, prize summary, and more! Reports are emailed to you, in PDF format, for immediate results! You'll have 24/7 Chairperson internet access to view your totals, reports, and invoice online!
"State of the Art" Scanning Equipment -

Used to pack orders!  Every item is individually scanned by a barcode to assure accuracy!  Scanning by barcode gives the company 99.8% order accuracy!  Scanning = Fewer Packing Errors = Fewer Headaches for the Chairperson!
Orders are Individually Packed for each student! 
Every order is individually packed and labeled with large easy to read labels! Uniformly sized boxes with handles are used to provide protection and convenience!  All you have to do is hand out the orders!
Customer checks, if taken, are made payable to your organization. 
Check-in with your participants throughout your selling period and make several reminders to keep selling.  Collect all order forms and payments at the end of your selling period.  There are no minimums required to submit an order.
At the conclusion of your selling period (we recommend 2-3 weeks) collect the order forms and money from your sellers. 
We will provide you with a shipping label to return the company's copy for each order form.  You can also scan and email the order forms. There are no case requirements for our Gourmet Goodness fundraiser!  
Once we receive your order forms, we will enter it into our order system 

You'll be emailed an invoice by the billing department for the total due. Your organization will keep your profit. We will also email reports for your sales including a break down for what each participant sold, the total number of items, and the retail sales.
After reviewing the invoice you can pay by mailing us a school/business check or money order
We request payment be made as quickly as possible and must be received before your packed order can be shipped. 
Once shipped, we will send you an email with a link to track your shipment.
Note: We recommend starting your sales asap and to allow sufficient time for mailing the order forms, 2-3 weeks for the order to be shipped and a few days for UPS to deliver your order.

Free Dollar For Every Child –
Every child receives a $1.00 Lil' Shopper's Shoppe Buck to spend at the Holiday Shoppe when you use Gifts ‘N Things for your Fall Fundraiser and Holiday Shoppe!
Participation Kick-Off Kit!
You'll receive large hallway posters to help promote your sale and classroom posters with Participation Goal Chart.
Students that sell one item get to sign the goal chart  Watch your participation increase!  Goal chart is used to determine winners of 50% participation homeroom party.  We also provide a fabulous kick-off video for your organization to use.
Ice Cream / Yogurt / Healthy Treat Party 

will promote participation.  Just sell 1 item! Free to every homeroom with 50% participation! Everyone in the class is invited to attend the party.  (Your school receives credit on your invoice and funds can be used to your discretion)
$20 Magazine Subscription
Free to every teacher whose homeroom has 50% participation! Proven incentive to create teacher excitement which will help your sale!

If you are searching for your next fundraiser search no further.  You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Gifts ‘N Things, a trusted fundraising partner for more than 40 years and a family run business that is committed to serving our schools and communities. While a lot has changed over 40 years, some things haven’t, like our commitment to giving customers quality products at reasonable prices. Products your families will feel good about purchasing. We stand behind every product we sell with a 100% unconditional money-back guarantee that for any reason someone doesn’t like an item or simply changes their mind we will offer the customer a full refund and you keep the profit.

Great fundraising starts with quality products and a Gifts ‘N Things Gourmet Goodness brochure features 46 premium quality items from cheese and sausage to chocolates and a variety of snacks. Everyone will find many tasty treats they will look forward to purchasing. 

If you want to add a much larger variety of items including gifts, kitchen items, gift wrap and so much more to your sale our Winter Wonderland brochure is the perfect option.  Offered from the same distributor, you can combine both brochures as one sale. 

We are also committed to making your job easy as a volunteer. That’s why we offer a free Fundraising Made Simple program to all our sponsors. This program is designed to take the hassle out of running your fundraiser and motivate your students at the same time. From start to finish we are there to assure a smooth sale. Before the sale, we start with help writing your parent letters. We then collate brochures and group them in groups of 25 and then deliver your packets to your school ready to go for kick-off in our exclusive totes.  During your sale, we make it super easy and safe for students taking orders.  We start with 3-part order forms for added peace of mind. 

We give all students the ability to support your school through in-person selling as well as online shopping with an online store.  Our online store includes the ability to post to social media, send custom emails, text messages to family and friends.  The school gets the profit and the seller gets the prize credit. And, your customers get to choose to ship directly to their home or to the school where the student will deliver to them. And remember, safety is always our #1 priority. All our materials strongly emphasize no door to door selling.

When it comes to the packing and delivery of your fundraiser, we pride ourselves on accuracy and attention to detail.  We have a state-of-the-art scanning system to ensure a 99.9% order accuracy rating which means fewer headaches for you and your volunteers.  We pack and label all student orders with large, easy to read labels.  When the orders arrive, they’re simply ready to be handed out to your families.

We also provide you as a volunteer, all the computer reports and sale summaries in an easy to read format that details all sellers, orders, prizes, and internet sales.  We put the fun back into fundraising! Great products, easy ordering, and accurate delivery are all super important. But equally important is motivating your students to participate in the fundraiser. Our prize program starts with selling just 1 item. The first 3 levels are cumulative and starting at level 4 the students pick a prize of their choice. It’s the best of both worlds. We also pride ourselves in offering quality prizes that students will enjoy, and parents will appreciate it.  And don’t forget about the many other fun and rewarding incentive options including our ice cream, yogurt, and healthy treat party for homerooms with 50% participation, our online registration kick-start program where a student can earn a “Superhero Finger Flyer" for registering online, and our Homeroom "Superhero Cape" where every homeroom will be given a Superhero Cape for 1 student per day to wear for turning in a coupon from the parent letter.

We also make promoting your sale easy with our school kick-off kits. This kit provides everything you’ll need to promote your sale including hallway posters and classroom posters where students can sign their name as soon as they participate.

Doing the little things to get the word out to your families is part of our commitment to you so we’ll supply you with free samples of product and food for your school open house. After the sale as a thank you to the people who are running the sale, these samples are yours to keep.

We are not only the leader in fundraising brochures but also in school holiday shops. If your school runs a fundraiser brochure sale and our Lil’ Shopper’s Holiday Shoppe we’ll give every child in your school one free Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe dollar to spend at the holiday shop. Every child will be able to participate with their one free dollar and have 50 cents to spend on Mom and Dad each so everyone at the school will discover the joy of giving. 

PS, If you choose this program reserve your brochures asap. This brochure can sell out and for best sales, we suggest starting asap in the fall season. If you have any questions please call us day, evening, or weekend. Our number is (860) 384-3691 or send an email to deb@best-fundraising-ideas.com.  If you are ready to sign up now call us or complete the ”Request a Fundraising Agreement” sheet and submit it to us by email or fax to 410-630-7080.  We’ll complete the agreement for you and then email it to you for your signature. We look forward to working with you!

Our Gourmet Goodness Holiday brochure will certainly become a top-performing fundraising brochure and a great choice for any organization.  With NO UPFRONT COST FOR BROCHURES, a great FREE PRIZE PROGRAM, a wonderful selection of affordable items, and FREE PACK-BY-SELLER, Gourmet Goodness is an absolutely perfect Christmas fundraising idea for School fundraisers including Elementary School fundraisers, middle school fundraisers, and even Pre-School Fundraisers!  If you are searching for a PTA Fundraiser or PTO fundraiser Gourment Goodness is the brochure you are searching for! 

For smaller groups, such as a school band fundraiser, a sports team fundraiser, or a youth organization fundraiser, Gourmet Goodness is still a great choice!  There are NO UPFRONT COSTS, NO MINIMUMS, AND NO CASE REQUIREMENTS, even for organizations with a few sellers.  Very few fundraising programs today offer no minimums with FREE SHIPPING and still offer UP TO 50% profit!  Gourmet Goodness offers a wide variety of unique items and can easily be offered by any organization large or small.  Your supporters will also appreciate the opportunity to purchase items that are family-oriented instead of many of the commonly held fundraisers.  You and your supporters will love this refreshing new fundraiser idea!

Gourmet Goodness Fundraiser Profit

Gifts 'N Things Fundraiser Prize Brochure

Our Gourmet Goodness Selections are very Affordable and Easy to Sell!

​​​How our Gourmet Goodness Christmas Fundraiser Works

Submit your Fundraising Agreement:
Request your Gourmet Goodness brochures by your completing a Fundraising Agreement. Following receipt of your agreement your brochures, collection envelopes, 3-part order forms, parent letter (if selected), and prize program brochures (if selected) will be shipped.  You can begin your fundraiser in about a week.
Customer Satisfaction -
Your satisfaction is our #1 priority!  You'll receive a 100% unconditional money-back guarantee on all products and prizes!  You'll receive a full refund and you keep the profit!  Your customer service calls can be handled through the company or your fundraising chairperson - your choice!  All late orders, re-orders, and adjustments will ship within 24 hours of your phone call.  We'll provide you with a "How To" Fundraising Chairperson Manual to help you through each step of your fundraisers.  
Online Shopping and Hybrid Fundraising - Increased sales and higher profits! 
You have the option to add our Online Shopping opportunity with your brochure sales. Your out of town family and friends can make an online purchase to support your fundraiser!  Your school gets the profit, your sellers get the prize credits and the products ship directly to their homes or "Ship to School" option.  The products will be delivered to your school with the student's order, or direct ship to home if your school chooses.  You'll receive 24/7 Chairperson internet access to view online sales and totals in real-time.  Our online store allows easy posting to Facebook & Twitter in addition to sending emails to family and friends. 
FREE Eco-Friendly Totes - Great Teacher Gift - One FREE Tote Bag for Every Homeroom

Your packets arrive ready to hand out - We make it easy!  All materials are collated into packets by the company. The packet includes all the material the child needs to participate including a parent letter, brochures, order form, and a prize program!  We will even write and print a parent letter for you!  Your packets will arrive at the school separated into groups of 25 in an "eco-friendly" tote bag for easy distribution! 
We offer your organization a great prize program! 
Our prize program puts the FUN into FUNDRAISING!  Prize program starts with selling only 1 item!
Best of Both Worlds – cumulative and pick a prize in 1 great program!
Prize envelope and online viewing add excitement and enthusiasm! 

We highly recommend offering Winter Wonderland along with Gourmet Goodness!  Both brochures are offered from the same distributor, your orders would ship together, and sales are combined with Gourmet Goodness as one order.
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Reasons Why to Choose our Gourmet Goodness Fundraising Brochure for your PTA or PTO Fundraiser

Supporters will enjoy selecting items from so many unique items offered in our Gourmet Goodness fundraising brochure and they will appreciate the affordable pricing.  With 46 items, Including 95% of items priced no higher than $15, they are very easy to sell and our Gourmet Goodness fundraising brochure will surely be a hit this Christmas season!  Watch your average sale per customer soar with this brochure!  Your participants can easily sell to their family members, friends, neighbors, and Gourmet Goodness will be an easy brochure for family members to share at work and other activities they are involved with.  With so many wonderful items to choose from, your seller's family will surely choose to purchase items for themselves as well which will help to increase your overall participation.  Your supporters will be happy to purchase items for Christmas entertaining, for Christmas gifts, for family celebrations, and for their own enjoyment.
gourmet goodness food fundraising brochure
Gourmet Goodness Christmas Fundraiser Brochure

Gourmet Goodness Christmas Fundraiser Brochure - New for 2020!

We are very dedicated to providing our fundraising customers with simple, fun, and profitable fundraisers for your group or organization. We offer an exclusive lineup of fundraising brochures including Gourmet Goodness and Wonderland which feature high-quality items that are sure to please the most discerning of shoppers. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal and our attention to detail is second to none.  Contact us to sign-up today and start helping your organization reach its fundraising goals!
Be sure to view our new Gourmet Goodness brochure to see 12 lovely pages filled with 46 items enticing items including Cheese, Sausage, Chocolates, Snacks, Nuts, Gummi Candies, Mini Cookies, Soup, Dip Mixes, Katydids, Peanuts, and more!  There's a favorite treat for everyone!  You'll earn a 40% profit, there are no minimums, and you'll receive FREE brochures, FREE youth, classroom, and teacher prize programs, FREE pack-by-seller, and FREE shipping.  You'll enjoy Gourmet Goodness this holiday season!
Traditional Fundraising with School Delivery
• Volunteers select dates, brochures, prizes, and incentives
•  Brochure packets are sent to the school
•  Video kickoff for students
•  Students take home brochures and share with family and friends
•  Students register online and share with family and friends via social media, email, and text
•  Students enter order form online –OR– return order form and money to the school
•  Orders are packed per student and shipped directly to the school

Working with Gifts 'N Things gets even better!  Consider our Lil' Shopper's Shoppe!

Online Fundraising: Home Delivery
•  Volunteers select dates, brochures, and incentives
•  A parent letter is emailed to students with video kickoff
•  Students register online and share with family and friends via social media, email, and text
•  Orders are shipped directly to the customers home

​Online Registration Kick-Start Program A Superhero Toy Finger Flyer is given to every child who turns in the coupon from the bottom of their parent letter stating they have registered for online fundraising sales. It should be handed out during the sale for immediate gratification and to encourage all students to participate.
Homeroom Early Sign-Up Bonus - A Superhero Cape is to be used as a drawing prize for each homeroom.  During the sale, teachers should have 1 student per day wear the cape for turning in a coupon from the parent letter. Every child who turns in the “Sell 3 Items” coupon from the parent letter, will automatically be entered to win.
Kindle Tablet – To Promote Online Sales, A weekly drawing will take place for a Kindle Tablet!
Any child that sends 5 emails to family & friends will be entered into our drawing to win a Kindle Fire Tablet!  One Kindle Fire Tablet will be given away every week from Labor Day until Thanksgiving. There is no purchase necessary and drawing is company-wide.

Benefits of choosing Gifts 'N Things Fundraising

You'll be amazed at what our program can offer your organization!

New for 2020!  Traditional, Online, and Hybrid Options!  We can Direct Ship to Home
We are very dedicated to providing our fundraising customers with simple, fun, and profitable fundraisers for your group or organization. We offer an exclusive lineup of fundraising brochures including Gourmet Goodness and Winter Wonderland which feature high-quality items that are sure to please the most discerning of shoppers. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal and our attention to detail is second to none.  Contact us to sign-up today and start helping your organization reach its fundraising goals!
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