Weary of Selling Wrapping Paper? Cookbook Publisher Gooseberry Patch Launches Fundraising Program

Designed for any size organization, the easy-to-implement program offers low minimums, free shipping options, and the organization keeps 50% of sales
Oct. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- Gooseberry Patch, a nationally bestselling publisher of cookbooks and art calendars, recently announced the launch of a new fundraising program.

"Whether it’s the school football team or the youth group at church, we’re all familiar with fundraising. Now, instead of wrapping paper or candy, you can help your organization by selling Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and calendars," explains Jo Ann Martin, co-founder of Gooseberry Patch. "There's a low minimum order, free shipping options, and best of all, your organization gets to keep 50% of the money raised from the sale."

The fundraising program offers a selection of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and calendars at the manufacturer's suggested retail price. For example, a hardcover cookbook will sell for $17 and a wall calendar sells for $13. Participating organizations will keep 50% of the retail price of each item sold.

"Let's face it...we want to support our organizations, but no one wants to spend $8 on a roll of wrapping paper. But cookbooks and calendars are practical items that everyone can use," "says Vickie Hutchins, co-founder of Gooseberry Patch. "They're also perfect gifts for family members, friends and teachers, and make wonderful, useful additions to any kitchen all year 'round."

"With easy-to-use downloadable order forms, your club or school can get started today," says Martin. "Orders placed by December 9 will be delivered in time for the holidays!"

For more information on the program and downloadable sell sheets, please visit http://www1.gooseberrypatch.com/gooseberry/dropnote.nsf/f..., or call a Gooseberry Patch representative at (877) 854-7400.

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Back in 1984, Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin were next-door neighbors raising their families in Delaware, Ohio. They were two moms with small children looking for a way to do what they loved and stay home with the kids too. They shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends. After many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born.

Today, Gooseberry Patch is best known for its homestyle family-friendly cookbooks and line of art calendars. With more than 200 titles and nearly 9 million copies in print, plus a new collection of eBooks, Gooseberry Patch has grown from a kitchen-table operation to a nationally recognized best-selling publisher. Affordably priced from 99 cents to $16.95, the books are themed with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind. Many recipes include personal stories from contributors, giving the cookbooks a warm community feel that has proven extremely popular among cookbook fans and collectors.
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