5 Steps to Set Up Your

PTA Christmas Hamper Sale

PTA Christmas Hampers have always been a great way to raise money for the school. They're a fantastic gift idea because they have all sorts of goodies inside - yummy chocolates, winter themed stationery sets, fun toys and games - there's something for everyone! They can be low budget to make if you ask for donations from everyone at the school. Be sure to collect items such as:

Toys/Stuffed Animals 

Edibles – chocolates, biscuits, jams, etc.

Drinks – bottles of alcohol or squash 

Beauty products 

Board or card games 

Themed stationary

Gift Vouchers for services from local businesses

With a good amount of donations from the school community you’ll be on your way to creating some amazing hampers.

This year we want to make it easier than ever before for you to run your PTA Christmas Hamper sale online. With these five simple steps, you'll be on your way to spreading some holiday cheer in no time at all!

Step 1: Create a free Hub for your school

Click here to sign up for your free hub.

Step 2: Add a new event using our ‘Christmas Hamper Sale’ template 

Click the ‘Add Event’ button, enter a title then select ‘Christmas Hamper Sale’ from the dropdown, and select 'Go'.

Next select ‘Sell online tickets’ under the 'Settings' tab and click the link to connect your payment account.

You'll first be prompted to connect to your existing Stripe account. Click the 'Connect with Stripe' button to proceed. Don’t worry if you currently don’t have one because an account can be created online in minutes here - simply follow the instructions that follow. You will need to provide your PTA's bank details, and a contact person. (If you also provide proof of your PTA's charity status you can benefit from reduced-rate Stripe fees.)

Step 3: Add the items you’d like to sell

Next up our template has it set for you to sell entry tickets or items. Under the 'Edit' tab you can add your Christmas hampers for sale under 'Items'. Here you enter the details and you have the option to add an image to make your listing visually appealing.

With our friendly user interface, you can edit the price, dates when tickets/items can be purchased and a maximum available quantity (if any), for each ticket type or item.

Next on the 'Forms' tab you can collect information for the item sales such as Child’s Name, Class, Parent's Name, Contact details etc. We have pre-built form templates that you can use and you also have the option to add custom questions.

Step 4: Add tasks

A highlight of this system is that you can easily manage your Christmas Hamper Sale tasks for volunteers to choose from. With PlanSocial, up to 20 core organisers can carry out any task they feel comfortable with. Don’t worry if you have more than 20 volunteers. If you upgrade to the paid Community Hub plan, you can open up volunteering opportunities to all parents.

In this template we have several tasks pre-loaded for you. You can click 'Edit' to customise them to your liking or Click ‘Add Task’ to create new tasks from scratch.

Step 5: Add the event date to publish it, and share the link

Click ‘Edit’ to edit the date and add in details, then share it with parents in your school so they can purchase tickets safely using their debit or credit card from any device. 

You've done it! After the 5th step, you're all set up to start making sales. Christmas hampers are a brilliant opportunity for PTAs to raise money for schools. Pre-selling them online is the perfect solution to have your school community pre-order. This will eliminate the guessing game of how many to make and the greatest benefit is no cash handling!

About PlanSocial

PlanSocial is an online platform that can be used for ticket sales, fundraising and communication within the school community. With our app, it takes minutes to set up an event and share it. The icing on the cake is that they can pay right through the app. Your event planning will be made simpler this year with PlanSocial by your side. Create your free hub and start selling your Christmas hampers today. 

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