Fundraising is essential for most non-profits and educational institutions. While there are numerous, creative was to raise money for a good cause, it always helps to sell something that not only makes the buyer feel good about what they’ve done, but that reminds them of the event and your cause for years to come. Printable Memories, a Bay Area-based company specializing in custom photo gifts, have found that personalized gifts such as their photo blanket
make excellent fundraising gifts.
“At our company, we don’t just want to make a profit – we want to make a difference,” says Brian Cash, Founder of Printable Memories. “We often work with organizations to help them reach their fundraising goals, by selling personalized photo gifts for fundraising events at a significant discount. This way, they can re-sell quality items to fans of their organization and put money towards their cause. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”
Custom photo gifts
including the photo blanket are a popular choice for fundraisers. “Photo blankets are really different – they aren’t your usual mug or t-shirt,” notes Cash. “People are used to getting plastic, throwaway gifts at fundraisers – not beautiful, high-quality blankets.” Each blanket features a photo of the buyer’s choice on the front. The image can also be a company logo, original artwork, a special message, or a combination of these. Depending on blanket style, the image is either woven into the fabric of the blanket or dyed directly into the fabric using a process called dye sublimation. Both processes offer an excellent alternative to traditional printing, ensuring a long life for the blanket as well as a texture that is consistently soft throughout.
People can brand their blanket in different creative ways: an animal shelter could have a photo of a rescued pet on the front; a school can have class photos or their school mascot woven showcased on the front of the blanket. An environmental organization could feature a beautiful nature photo. The blanket can also integrate your school or logo colors in the background. The possibilities are endless and Printable Memories makes it easy to get creative.
“We’ve worked with all different kinds of organizations to create personalized photo gifts for fundraisers,” says Cash. “For instance, we care deeply about animal welfare, and have worked with fundraising events for animal non-profits for many years. Education is an important cause to us as well; we work with schools to raise funds for valuable programs in the arts and sports. We enjoy giving back to the community.”
Printable Memories is an Oakland California based company offering a variety of custom photo gifts for all occasions. For more information and a quote for personalized photo blankets for your next fundraising event, visit them online at www.printablememories.com.