As the Director of a suite of companies supporting schools across Australia - PocketMoney Treasures, Team Tops, MAPS Merchandise and MAPS Marketing (and a parent to school age children) I know it can be a real challenge running a school fundraising gift stall and I applaud your volunteering efforts.
Over the years, I have worked with thousands of Mums, Dads and Schools to help them create successful Mother's Day, Father's Day and Christmas Day stalls - the key to holding a successful stall is selling quality products that represent value for money.
I genuinely enjoy helping fundraising committees all over Australia to raise much needed funds for their schools. But if I'm totally honest what I enjoy most about the School Fundraising Stall is that I like to believe that in our own little way, we (the adults) are collectively helping to teach children to experience the joy of giving. The look of pride on my own children's faces when they give David or I a gift they chose themselves, makes it all worthwhile. My children are older now but in many corners of my home, I still proudly display little gifts they gave me over the years, they're precious to me so I know you understand where I'm coming from.