Fundraising becomes of utmost importance when there is no funding available from the government for the establishment of a daycare. In 2016, Totally Kids Daycare Inc. has run several fundraisers – a 50/50 draw, charm sales, crotchet animals, Tupperware, bake sales, an Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast, a (really fun) Paint Nite, and (currently) – a raffle for an autographed Darian Durant print and an Indigo (Chapters) gift card fundraiser. We have raised over $8000 this year alone. Not bad for a board of 5.
Oh, and we are a charity, so we can issue tax receipts for any individual/corporate donations.
When property taxes more than double, established daycares can either raise fees, cut programs, or fundraise.
Support your local daycares when they bring a fundraiser to you – whether they are trying to set up a new daycare or continue an existing daycare – these services are vital.