Fundraising Information

Burnaby French Language Preschool is pleased to operate as a non-profit, parent participation society. Because tuition fees do not cover the cost of running the preschool, fundraising is a vital part of our budget and a requirement to be eligible for government grants.

The Fundraising Committee works to organize several fundraising events throughout the year, where parents can take advantage of the support of local businesses to raise funds.

Here are two examples how different families may choose to fulfill their fundraising quota:

Questions or concerns? Please contact fundraising@bflp.org.

2018/19 Fundraising Activities

Please click below to learn more about how to participate in each of the
following fundraisers currently offered.

Lovable Labels

“Don’t lose it, label it!” These stickers/tags/iron-ons are the perfect product for back-to-school or anytime! 20% of pre-tax sales goes towards your fundraising goal.

How it works:

  1. Visit: www.BFLP.lovablelabels.ca
  2. Shop and personalize your order following the prompts
  3. Enter BFLP in the section “If you are supporting a Fundraiser, please enter the name and city here”
  4. Orders are usually received within 10 business days
  5. Please share this fundraiser with all your family and friends
  6. For any purchases made (by yourself, or your family and friends), forward your invoice to fundraising@bflp.org to earn credit for your fundraising efforts. Be sure to include your child’s first and last name, class, and show the pre-tax amount.

It is very important to check the top of the webpage to make sure you are in the Burnaby French Language Preschool page. Otherwise your purchase will not get credited towards BFLP fundraising.

Me & Ed’s Pizza Night

Order pizza on the last Wednesday of each month and earn 15% back towards your fundraising goal!

How it works:

  1. The last Wednesday of each month is BFLP’s fundraising night through Me & Ed’s Pizza
  2. Works on delivery, dine-in, and take-out
  3. 15% of all pretax sales under BFLP, excluding alcohol, will go towards the school
  4. Anyone placing orders must mention they are with BFLP
  5. Please invite your friends and family to participate!
  6. Keep your receipts and/or collect those from friends and family (a digital copy is great)
  7. To get credit for your efforts, please email (fundraising@bflp.org) receipt or leave it in the drop-box (always indicate your child’s name and class)  

www.me-n-eds.ca/burnaby.html
7110 Hall Ave. Burnaby, BC
604-521-8881
Burnaby@meneds.ca

 
Gift Card Program

Order gift cards for your weekly groceries, gas, gifts, etc., and earn a percentage back! Offered through Progressive Fundraising, the percentage earned ranges from 1-6% depending on each company, each month.

How it works:

  1. Pick up a copy of the order form available from the classroom bulletin board or download below
  2. Indicate how many of each gift card you want
  3. Write a cheque to BFLP for the total face value of the gift cards ordered
  4. Return to the school your completed order form with cheque attached by the date due
  5. We will tally and submit all the orders to Progressive Fundraising
  6. Orders will be available for pick up from the school in 4-5 days
  7. Helpful hint: Although these gift cards can make great gifts, this program offers the most value when used for weekly shopping.
 
“Nos Chansons” Musical CD

Recorded by a former teacher, these CDs include favourite rhymes and songs from BFLP.  100% of CD sales go towards your fundraising balance.

How it works:

  1. Available at the school - please ask a teacher for however many copies you would like to purchase
  2. Cost is $5 each (cash or cheque to BFLP)
  3. Leave money in an envelope in the drop-box (include your child’s name, date, amount and class)
Craft Paper Rolls

For easy clean-up or creative play, these paper rolls are a great craft supply to have on-hand. Generously donated to BFLP by Still Creek Press, 100% of sales go towards your fundraising goal.

How it works:

  1. Pick up from the school however many rolls you would like to purchase (available to friends and family, as well!)
  2. Cost: Large $4, Small $2
  3. Leave cash or cheque (to BFLP) in an envelope in the drop-box (include your child’s name, class, amount)
 
Purdy’s Chocolatier

It’s chocolate time! Purdy’s gives 25% of all sales back towards our fundraising. All orders must be finalized by Sunday, November 25th. Chocolates will be distributed to each class during the first week of December.  Paper catalogues will be available at school to show others. There will be another Purdy’s Fundraiser in early Spring.

- First, create your own user profile, which is linked to the BFLP fundraiser. Use this profile to: 1) order for gifts and yourself, 2) invite others to order online, 3) order for others if they prefer to use the paper catalogue.
How it works:

  1. BFLP Families: Go to fundraising.purdys.com/801-56281 (do NOT use this link when inviting your friends and family to participate - please see below)
  2. Create an account or login with your existing Purdy’s account  - check that you’re linked to BFLP
  3. Purchase and pay for your orders by Sun, Nov 25th


- Second, share with friends and family using your new personalized Invite Link. (This way, they’ll be linked to you, so that we can track amount raised through each family’s connections.)

How it works:

  1. Find your personalized link found on the tab called “SEND INVITES”
  2. Send out invites by entering email addresses through Purdy’s by following the prompts OR copy & paste link to your personal email
  3. Share your link on social media to help increase awareness of your fundraiser
  4. Also, the tab “E-mail Reminders” will send out invite reminders, as well as order reminders
Winter Raffle

Our raffles, held twice a year, are our highest earning fundraisers. The most important part of a successful raffle is offering many really great prizes! Pledged donations for the Winter Raffle 2018 are due Oct 27th.

How to get donations:

  1. Obtain a copy of the donation letter (download below) and ask local businesses for donations. 
  2. BFLP families may also wish to purchase prizes to donate (the value of these donations will go towards your fundraising goals!)
  3. Please send all information to fundraising@bflp.org by Nov 1st. (This is a firm deadline so that we can begin printing tickets.)
  4. Ideas: 
    • Passes to experiences like Science World, zoo, aquarium, Grouse, Sea to Sky, Capilano Suspension Bridge, local gyms, music/art/dance classes, or tickets to sporting events. 
    • Gift cards to spas, restaurants (local or chain), theaters (suggestion: Costco offers discounted gift cards).
    • Create or have donated a care package or gift basket. 
    • Do you have a skill where you could donate your time?
    • Do you know someone with a vacation cabin? 
    • Do you know any business owners who would be willing to donate a product or service? 
    • Personal connections are a great resource.

More about the raffle

  1. Tickets will be distributed to BFLP families mid-late Nov. 
  2. Tickets are sold for $2 each
  3. 100% of raffle ticket sales go towards your fundraising goals (as well as anything you’ve personally donated)
  4. The raffle will take place at our Winter Party on Dec. 16th, 2018.
Entertainment Book

The ever popular Entertainment Book is back! With these coupons, your supporters easily get back their purchase price within just a few uses! Cost: $30/book (depending on location) and $8 goes towards your fundraising balance (that’s nearly 27% - awesome!). This year we are offering all online ordering, so set up your selling page today!

How it works:

  1. Visit: fundraising.entertainment.com 
  2. Click “Join Your Fundraiser” and search for Burnaby French Language School
  3. Follow instructions to set up your personalized fundraising page on the BFLP team 
  4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family across all of North America
  5. Orders are shipped directly to buyers free of S&H fees

Important Downloads:

A big THANK YOU to all these companies who supported us throughout the 2017/18 school year! These companies have partnered with us in our fundraising efforts, and donated to our raffles.