Tips on Organising Bag-Packing Events
Arrange the event with your local supermarket well in advance as supermarkets receive many requests and may only accommodate so many a year
Find out in advance how many check outs there are in the supermarket and arrange a roster of students for the day. Usually students would be rostered for 2-3 hours and would work in pairs.
Prior to the event, instruct the students on the importance of:
- Being polite and courteous to the supermarkets customers
- Packing the bags properly, i.e. the type of goods to pack together
- Being able to explain the nature of the fund raising event properly if asked by customers.
It is a good idea to have the students either dress in their uniform or in specific coloured t-shirts so that it can be clearly seen by customers that there is a fundraising event happening.
Provide clearly labeled collection buckets/tins which clearly show the name of the school/group.
Make sure there is an adult/parent/teacher in attendance throughout the day who is responsible for the students and collecting the money.
Make sure that students and parents are clear on drop-off and collection spots and times.
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