Wreath-Makers Ring in the Holiday Season for a Good Cause
With Saint Nick’s favorite holiday just around the corner and good girls and boys alike filling out their lovingly detailed Christmas lists, Wreaths of Maine is now launching its seasonal 2011 campaign for homeschoolers nationwide.
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Oct. 13, 2011 - PRLog -- With Saint Nick’s favorite holiday just around the corner and good girls and boys alike filling out their lovingly detailed Christmas lists, Wreaths of Maine is now launching its seasonal 2011 campaign for homeschoolers nationwide. The newly initiated campaign should build on the work already accomplished in prior seasons, when the east coast company has managed to give homeschoolers a much-needed fundraising outlet over the holidays.
The well-established wreath-makers have long been invested in the nation’s homeschooling community and in recognizing the value of reaching out have extended that reach to church groups, public and private schools, athletic clubs and other organizations across the 50 states. Those fundraising efforts account for over 95% of its stock sold every year, and since its founding almost 20 years ago, Wreaths of Maine has issued over $250,000 in commission checks to children making door-to-door and community sales of its Balsam fir, double-sided wreaths. Each of those wreaths is hand-made, decorated and delivered by the company itself after each sale is made. For each sale a child can make anywhere from four to six dollars. At a time when both public, private and homeschooling funds are diminishing, fundraising initiatives can play a large role in how books, desks and other equipment find their way into classrooms.
Wreaths of Maine was borne from an 18th century New England tradition of wreath-making, a unique skill passed down from one generation to the next. The company was founded by a homeschooler, and in the spirit of carrying on the pastime of fundraising many a homeschooled child has utilized the service to raise funds for schooling supplies, civic endeavors and extra-curricular activities.