BIDWELL SCHOOL IN RED BLUFF, CA
(Sales over $40,000)
We have been using Leslie at Village Fundraising as our cookie dough fundraising company for the last 3 years. We made the switch mostly because we were looking for someone who was interested in helping us make our largest fundraiser of the year to be as successful as it could be. WOW! What a difference! Leslie is a ball of energy and the enthusiasm she brings to her work is contagious. She started the trend of having "Cookie Monster" show up to our kick - off assemblies. She plays a fun game involving the teachers and students (that usually involves the teachers getting messy (how fun is that?) and gets the kids all jazzed up and excited to go out and sell cookie dough.
Prior to working with Leslie, we felt were were on our own. Questions and problems never seemed to get addressed or resolved. Now, whenever we have encountered questions or problems with our fundraiser, we call Leslie. She always responds promptly and is always very willing to help us problem-solve....even when the problem has nothing to to with her. Having her so close to Red Bluff, she shows up at all the key times, to lend a hand or to make sure things are going well. I cannot rave about Leslie enough and her company. She goes above and beyond and her level of service cannot be outdone!
Teri Downey- Bidwell VIBES Board Member- Red Bluff, Ca
BONNY VIEW SCHOOL IN REDDING, CA
Our first year working with Leslie and the Village Fundraising Company, we increased our sales by 1000% over the other cookie dough company we used... yes, it is true! The kids were so excited with the Local prize program we chose that included skating, bowling, jump house and other kid incentives! The assembly was outrageous with the Cookie Monster, blind folded ice cream & cookie eating contest (that included our Principal, staff and students) and cookie monster who greeting parents at parent pick up after school! Great promotion of the beginning of our fundraiser! It was the BEST fundraiser we have EVER done! This year we did the Believe Kid's Gift catalog in the Fall with all it's beautiful gifts and the Cookie Dough in the Spring!
Thank you Village Fundraising,
for making fundraising fun and easy!
Allison Waters-Bonny View Elementary School, Redding Ca
LASSEN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN LOS MOLINOS, CA
(Sales of over $20,000)
Fundraising! Always a challenge!
The stress of organizing a major fundraiser can sometimes be the downfall of the event before it ever gets started! I write from experience. I'd like to tell you about a company, and more specifically, about the owner who has taken all the fear out of being responsible for a big fundraiser.
I met Leslie Montana two years ago when our Yearbook Staff wanted to conduct a cookie dough fundraiser. Village Fundraising carries brands that everyone knows and trusts, such as Otis Spunkmeyer. Leslie organized all materials, parent letters, set up and did the kick-off assembly and best of all put me at complete ease.
Our fundraiser was a wonderful success, the kids loved the prizes they earned, and the money we earned made it possible for our students to purchase their yearbooks at a greatly reduced price. WHEW!!
One week before our assembly, I leaned that our famly was about to grow by one. The adoption ceremony was in Sacramento, the same day as the fundraiser assembly! What was I to do? Leslie to the rescue! She met with my yearbook staff and incorporated the kids into the assembly. She gave them each a job, a speaking part and they got the kids all excited to sell! It was a huge hit! Turns out I wasn't missed at all!
Leslie is not only wonderfully organized and efficient, but she genuinely cares for the people she serves. She goes out of her way to make it happen. And the fundraiser? Our little K-8 country school increased our sales from $14,000 to over $20,000 this year!
Stress? Nope, not one bit. Not with Leslie and Village FUNdraising behind us.
Try them....you won't be sorry!
Bobbie Smith- Yearbook Advisor/Lassen View School-
Los Molinos Ca
UNIVERSITY PREP IN REDDING, CA
Just a note to say THANKS AGAIN! You were right, Otis Spunkmeyer sells itself and with your help doing all the paper work and reports it could not have been easier! We exceeded our goal for this year and just blew away what we earned last year with the other cookie dough company. Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement.
See you again next year!
Secretary/Fundraising- U-Prep Music Boosters
TURTLE BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-REDDING, CA
(Sales of over $28,000)
Our experince with Leslie during our Cookie Dough Sales this year was the best experience Turtle Bay PFC has had. Leslie was easy to work with and always available for questions and advice. She was even there when the Cookie Dough was delivered to help with any problems that may have arisen. The Kick off Assembly that Leslie did was a big hit and the kids talked about the Cookie Monster's visit for weeks afterwards! We are so pleased with Leslie's efforst tha we plan to use her again for our Spring Catalog Sales and next year's Cookie Dough sale!
Audrey Polk- Turtle Bay PFC President
MARIGOLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CHICO, CA
(Sales of over $25,000)
Our school has held an Cookie Dough fundraiser with Leslie and the Village Fundraising for the past few years. We have consistently been impressed with their attention to detail and immediate response to anything that we have needed, both before and after the fundrasier.
Leslie and her friend Cookie Monster are a huge hit at our kick - off assemblies. Everyone especially loves the teacher and student cookie relay! The Otis cookie dough sales have been very profitable and the teachers love it because all of the money that we raised goes directly to their classrooms. Leslie and Village Fundraising + Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough = An Amazing Fundraiser for any Organization!
Elizabeth & Shelly- Marigold School PTA
JUNCTION ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL
-PALO CEDRO, CA
(Sales of over $24,000)
This was my first year as the coordinator for Cookie Dough sales/Believe Gift Catalog fundraiser for my son's school and it was a lot easier than I expected. Leslie and Village Fundraising are great to work with. She put on the school assembly to kick off the sale, walked me through the process step by step, handled tall the tallying of all the sales and simply sent me all the reports when it was done. Believe was a nice selection of gifts at a good value and the Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough is always a hit! It was such a good experience that I have already committed to be the coordinator at my daughter's school next year!
Jill Travis/Junction School Foundation