Here's a great way to add funds to your group's budget to purchase music, to attend a festival, or to organize a weekend tour.
Choosing a fundraising idea for your handbell choir is often a challenge. Sometimes, you need to run a quick and easy project to fund an immediate need. Folks often say that they want to contribute, but don't need any extra "stuff" in their homes or offices. Handbell choirs often mention not wanting to do the traditional school group money making campaigns (such as selling oranges and grapefruits). We believe our small, handmade magnets might be the answer you're looking for.
Artist, Tim Weberding has created two small handcrafted wooden handbell crosses and a small wooden handbell, perfect mementos for donors when a financial gift - of any size - is given. Normally these magnets sell for $2, however with a purchase of 50, the price is $1 each.
We recommend placing a basket on a table with an informational sign nearby. When the "transaction" occurs, the donor gets to select a cross or handbell. (As an idea, you might attach the magnet to a card that shares general information about your ensemble.)
No hassle with no cleanup. It's easy and quite successful! Plus you're supporting the craft of an American artist.
(Please note: the pack of cross magnets has a variety of colored palettes (including blue and green). Every handbell magnet is identical.)