Gift Basket FundraiserA gift basket fundraiser is a creative and fun way to raise funds for your international adoption.
Where to Use ThemThe beauty of a gift basket fundraiser is its versatility. You can sell raffle tickets for a basket at your office, or at another fundraiser. Or you can take orders for custom-made gift baskets during the holidays.
You can even make up dozens of gift baskets and then hold a gift basket auction. Visit local businesses and get donations for gift baskets, whether it's a fast-food basket, a pampering gift basket, complete with a coupon for a free massage, or even a travel basket with a vacation package or discount coupons.
What Goes Into a Gift BasketMention the words gift basket, and most people think of cheese and crackers, but really anything can go into a gift basket, from candy to toys to soothing lotions to embroidered oven mitts.
Basket...Or NotYou don't even need to use baskets for your gift basket fundraiser, although that is the most popular way. You can also use attractive pottery, ceramic flower pots (gardening theme, anyone?) or decorative boxes.
Find a ThemeNo matter what type of container you use, do pick a theme for each basket you make for your gift basket fundraiser. Then select items according to that theme.
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Make it AttractiveHere are some tips on how to make your basket look appealing: Order packing peanuts and fill the bottom of your basket with them to make your basket seem fuller. This will also make it easier to see the items in the basket. Over the peanuts place shredded decorative paper. Be sure and fill your basket to overflowing with the tissue. When you begin adding items to your basket, the paper will flatten down.
Then begin arranging the items in the basket. The larger items should be either in the middle of the basket or toward the back. As you add items to the basket, arrange them so they look balanced. You can hold the larger items in place using double-sided tape.
While you want the shredded paper to show through, you can also add small items such as wrapped candy or anything small that is related to your theme to fill in the gaps.
Closing Things UpBuy large cellophane bags from a local craft shop and put the basket into the bag with the opening at the top of the basket. Tie the opening shut with a ribbon, making sure that part of the plastic is fluffed out over the ribbon. If any of the bag sticks out at the bottom, tape it tight to the basket. And that's how to make an appealing basket for your gift basket fundraiser.
Other Helpful SourcesAsk many couples why they don't adopt, and they'll say finances are what are holding them back. But it doesn't have to be that way. My husband and I had a limited income, yet we were able to adopt three children, including one child from Guatemala without going into debt. You can too. Here's how.
Are you thinking about pursuing an international adoption? Developing a plan for how you'll pay for that adoption is the first step you should take. Here are some ways to get started.
There are many ways to fund an international adoption. Learn different ways by clicking here.
Uncle Sam also wants to help you with your adoption costs through a tax credit. Learn more.
If you're looking for more details about the tax credit, you can read more by clicking here.
Grants are a great way to help with adoption costs. Find agencies that offer grants by clicking here.
Want to learn about more places for grants? Here are some more great places to apply.
It is possible to find an international adoption you can afford. Here are some ideas to help save money.
Still wondering how you're going to pay those adoption expenses? Find more ways to raise funds by clicking here.
A garage sale is a great way to raise adoption funds. Learn how to finance your adoption by clicking here.
Intimidated by high adoption costs? Don't be. Paying for your adoption involves taking one step at a time. Find some more tips by clicking here.
So how much will your international adoption cost? The answer will depend on the country you choose and whether you choose to go through an agency or pursue an independent international adoption. Learn more here.
Fundraisers are a great way to pay for your adoption. Learn about some fun ones by clicking here.
The best kinds of fundraisers are fun, fairly simple to organize and - naturally - bring in the most funds for your international adoption. Learn more.
Making and selling gift baskets are one creative way to raise funds for your international adoption. You can read some tips on making an appealing basket by clicking here.
Thinking about taking out a loan to pay for your adoption? Read this article first by clicking here.
If you want to pursue a loan using your home as equity, there are important things to know upfront. Learn more here.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to pay for your international adoption is to learn to cut back on costs. Here are some easy ways.
Do you love doughnuts? You're not alone. Help pay for that adoption with a doughnut fundraiser. Learn more here.
When making plans for raising funds for your adoption, don't forget to include friends and family. Learn how to write a letter to solicit funds and help by clicking here.
More and more companies are now offering adoption benefits, so it's definitely worth your while to check and see if your company offers such benefits. Learn more.
Great Fundraisers!Use a raffle to raise funds for your adoption. Learn more.
Sell t-shirts and pay for your adoption with a t-shirt fundraiser. Read more.
Read one person's story about raising funds for her adoption with a Garage sale fundraiser.
A benefit gala is a fun way to pay for your adoption. Read more.
How about a chicken dinner for raising funds. You can read all about it by clicking here.
One adoptive parent used a roller skating fundraiser to help with adoption costs. You can read her story by clicking here.
While you're doing one fundraiser, why not combine it with another one? Learn how.
Looking for a low-cost, simple way to raise funds? How about the pasta fundraiser? Read more.
A taste test party is another great way to raise funds. Learn more about it by clicking here.
Using the cash bash to raise funds for your adoption. Learn more.
A jigsaw puzzle fundraiser is a fun way to raise money for your adoption. You can read about it by clicking here.
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