Everybody loves hanging baskets and they make a perfect spring time accent or a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day. Learn more about how your group can benefit from Al’s Hanging Basket fundraiser.

We offer two types of fundraising programs here at Al’s Garden Center: a Distribution Program and a Voucher Program. Each program is outlined in detail below.


The Distribution Program

Overview

If you believe that the majority of your customers would prefer the convenience of having their 10” or 12” premium hanging baskets delivered to them, this is a great option for you! You promote the program to your group and then they presell the baskets and consolidate their orders into one master order. We deliver the bulk basket order to one specific location at a date and time that you designate or you can pick up at our greenhouse growing location. There is $1.95 per mile delivery fee one way to your location. Then you sort and deliver your specific orders.

Details

Decide on a delivery location, date and time right away. We set our delivery schedule on a first come, first serve basis so it is important to get on the schedule early if you want a particular date and time.

Set a price for your group to resell the baskets. As a guideline, most groups resell the 10” baskets for $25 each and the 12” baskets for $35 each.

Give an estimate of how many baskets you think your group will sell. There are the following options to choose from:

  • 10” Mixed Sun Baskets
  • 10” Mixed Shade Baskets
  • 12” Mixed Sun Baskets
  • 12” Mixed Shade Baskets

You can offer all of the options above or choose just one size or only sun baskets, etc. It is up to your group and your needs. Many beginning fundraising groups like to offer only sun baskets or only one size of basket just to simplify the sale.

Start pre-selling your hanging baskets in late March. Have your group members collect money at the time they make the sale.

I will need a final consolidated order at least 2 weeks prior to your delivery date or pick-up.

Have your team/group turn in their orders at least 1 week prior to your deadline with me. For example, if your delivery date is May 7th, all orders should be turned into the group coordinator by April 16th and a final consolidated order should be placed with me by April 23rd.

Basket delivery should take place from Wednesday, April 20th-Friday, May 6th, 2016. There is no basket delivery available on the weekends.

Payment should be made at the time of delivery unless other arrangements have been made ahead of time.


The Voucher Program

stack of Al's Hanging Basket Vouchers

Overview

If the majority of the people your group will be selling to live close to one of our retail locations, this is a great option for you! You can either pick up the number of vouchers that your group wants to sell ahead of time and give each child/parent a set number to sell or presell the basket vouchers and then pick up the vouchers and redistribute them to your group to hand back to their customers. The person who bought the voucher then brings it to any Al’s Garden Center during specified dates to redeem for their hanging basket.

Details

Vouchers are printed and can be handed out at any of our Al’s Garden Center locations as long as you have touched base with Amy and an order has been placed.

Some groups like the ease of handing out the voucher at the time the sale is made, but if any vouchers are lost or stolen, they are the same as cash and must be paid for. For this reason, many groups prefer to presell the basket vouchers and then deliver them once the money has been turned in and the orders are final. The choice is yours but please stress the importance of keeping track of the vouchers to the children/parents involved in your fundraiser if you choose to hand out the vouchers before they are sold. If you want to pick up vouchers ahead of time, they will be available starting in late February and must be paid for at the time of pick up.

Hanging basket vouchers can be redeemed at any Al’s Garden Center location from Wednesday, April 20th through Friday, May 4th, 2016. Just bring your voucher in and you can choose from any basket in the size that you purchased on the floor.

Customers like this option because they can pick out the color scheme they like and choose sun or shade. Fundraising groups like this option because they don’t have to worry about having baskets delivered and then getting them all distributed and delivered by their group.

I will need a final consolidated order by no later than April 12th in order to return vouchers to your group by April 15th. You will want to have all vouchers out to your customers before the redemption date starts on April 20th.

All unused vouchers must be returned before April 20th for credit back to your account. After April 20th, all vouchers checked out will be billed in full to your account.

All invoices should be paid in full at the time that you pick up your vouchers unless you have made prior arrangements.


We appreciate your interest in our Spring Hanging Basket Fundraising Program and look forward to working with you. We hope to make this a fun experience and one that helps your group easily and successfully raise funds!

Please contact Amy Bigej to get started, or with any additional questions at 503-651-2558 or via email at
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