How to Raise Donations for your DayCare Business?
Running a daycare business, though emotionally rewarding, is an expensive effort. A quality child care center is more than just food, shelter and care/attention. Today, a good center is one that provides a setting rich with toys, age-appropriate books, playing or learning materials beyond the ordinary ones and rich diet plan and other equipment to ensure a certain quality of care for the children. To support the day-to-day and occasional expenses a DayCare needs good money, which can be achieved through good donations.
DayCare Center’s fundraising efforts can help them pay for large expenses and smaller items. By involving parents, staff and children in your fundraising efforts, you can raise donations for your DayCare center. Following are the fundraising ideas for early childhood programs.
- Sell – To generate money for your child care business you can arrange for thrift shops or consignment sales in which parents can donate items like toys, clothes or books which they no longer use. Another idea could be calling a professional photographer to click pictures of your children and then sell those photos to the children’s family.
- Conduct Games – You can hold bingo, lotteries and other such games of chance to raise funds. Such games, when organized in limit, are considered legal only for NGOs. DayCare centers must adhere to their state’s regulations. Typically, games of chances should be held only once or twice a year. If conducted frequently, the activity becomes illegal and may ruin your non-profit status. Treasure hunt can also be organized for raising funds, and it’s legal too.
- Organize an event – Conducting an event can be time consuming and costly. But there are several economical ways to organize an event too. Instead of doing a huge concert, you can arrange for a marathon (run for a cause), reading-based fundraising charity event that will involve children too. You can organize an event which have the children and their families; it shouldn’t necessarily be complex and challenging. For instance: ask them to create something creative (may be an artwork). You can also convert children’s artwork into finished products, such as calendar, cards or some showpiece, and auction these products.