Spring has finally sprung!

After what feels like months of teasing, we’re excited to celebrate the arrival of spring! For us, this has us looking forward to spring fundraisers!

Since springtime sports teams are reconvening, now is the perfect time to start planning that fundraiser!

As soccer, baseball, swimming, and other warm-weather sports pick back up, so will the volunteer tasks that come along with it, including fundraising. Let Indeygo make your spring fundraiser a guaranteed success with our favourite and most popular Cookie Dough fundraiser!

Spring into fundraising with 30 – 40% profits on an easy-to-manage fundraiser.

With 10 flavours to choose from, our Cookie Dough options please even the pickiest cookie monster. To make it even simpler, we provide the option of having a box of 48 pre-portioned cookies or a 2.7 lb. tub that can be thawed and refrozen for on-demand cookies while the dough stays fresh for months. We’re also proud to say that over 70% of our Cookie Dough ingredients are sourced from Canadian farmers!

March is also an exciting month because it marks Nutrition Month!

The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to Unlock the Potential of Food by practice healthy eating habits to take care of ourselves and our families. Led by Dieticians of Canada since 1986, Nutrition Month is the perfect time reflect on our eating patterns to make sure we’re fueling our bodies in the best way possible. 

Get creative in Nutrition Month: whether you try meal planning, getting your kids involved in preparing and cooking food, or even meeting a dietician to come up with healthy eating habits for yourself and your family. Don’t forget to pair healthy eating with a balance of exercise and rest. Good food is fuel for your body and mind!

Now, back to our springtime excitement! Part of why this is our favourite time of year is because of our Mother’s Day Spring Planter fundraiser!

We’ve partnered with Aspen Greenhouse in Lacombe, AB, to provide you with the most beautiful spring planters to bring a pop of colour to your table or garden. Burt and Annelies Vander Vlugt provide beautiful flowers and plants of all types for wholesale and retail purchases.

Our orders for the Mother’s Day Spring Planter fundraisers will end on April 10th, so hurry and order now as they go fast! All Spring Planter deliveries will happen in early-May, just in time for Mother’s Day.

If Cookie Dough or Spring Planters aren’t in your wheelhouse, we’ve got lots of other fundraising options. Try out our Cinnamon and Sticky Buns, perfect for on-the-run treats since they’re already baked, so all that’s needed is a quick reheat in the microwave or oven for an easy delicious treat.

Looking for a no-fuss product? Check out our Coffee and Tea fundraisers! Each of the 6 blends of coffee are freshly roasted in small batches right in the Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. You can also feel good about the beans being sourced from family farms that are Certified Organic and Fair Trade!

Our 6 tea blends provide lots of options for the tea lover in your life. Each 50-gram bag of loose-leaf teas makes up to 30 cups of gourmet tea, and you can rest easy knowing that there are no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives added.

Our team at Indeygo is ready to help with any questions you might have or to help get you started on your own fundraiser! Get in touch today to get started.

2022: A year in review

If you’re like us, you’re still trying to figure out how we’ve gotten to the end of the year already! 

We’ve had an amazing 2022 and wanted to share a few of our favourite moments, updates, and fundraisers with you! 

Our team at Indeygo has been busy all year helping groups fundraise for their sports team, school group, local food bank, and so much more! We’ve helped groups from coast to coast – seriously, we’re talking Newfoundland to BC, and even up in the Yukon! 

Of course, we owe a huge round of applause to all the amazing fundraisers out there! 

Your tireless efforts raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for groups across Canada! We’ve had the unparalleled pleasure of supporting a wider variety of groups than any other year. Throughout the year, we’ve provided fundraising support for varied groups: a hockey team in the Yukon, nursing students in Newfoundland and elementary, middle, and high schools. We also saw a huge number of activity groups like gymnastics, marching bands, music groups, dance clubs, soccer teams, day cares, figure skating clubs, French immersion groups, ringette teams, preschools, animal rescues, and more hockey teams than ever before! 

What led the charge in terms of fundraisers this year? 

While our crowd-favourite Cookie Dough fundraiser still held strong with Muffins closely behind, we also saw an increase in customers adding coffee and tea products to their fundraisers this year! 

In the spring we ran a successful campaign for Mothers Day spring planters that brightened up houses all around Alberta. We also saw more schools than ever before take part in our Fall Harvest Veggie Bundle fundraiser, including schools from Edmonton, Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Whitecourt, and Drayton Valley! As part of our Giving Back Food Bank Option, participating schools made over 7000 food bank donations and donated more than 7000 lbs. of veggies to various food banks! 

This reminds us of the deeper value of volunteering that impacts your health and happiness: volunteering connects you to others, volunteering is good for your mind and body, volunteering can advance your career, and brings fun and fulfillment to your life! 

As we switch gears into holiday-mode, we want to leave you with a few parting thanks for the end of this year. 

Indeygo would not exist without the incredible hard work of parents, volunteers, and group organizers all around the country. Our goal is always to bring a little fun to fundraising by providing access Canadian-made products and making it easy to reach your fundraising goal. We want you to succeed and our team is here to help you every step of the way! 

Indeygo is also committed to giving back!

Every year we are committed to supporting community groups by donating 1% of our sales to non-profit organizations that we care about. Through this commitment, over the years we’ve proudly donated over $100,000 to a variety of non-profit organizations such as environmental groups, women’s and children’s charities, and animal rescue organizations. 

If you’re looking for fundraising help, we’re ready when you are. 

Once the holidays are over and everyday life gets back into full swing, keep us in mind when that first fundraiser of 2023 comes up! Our team can’t wait to hear from you, refreshed and ready to tackle your next fundraising goal! 

The Impact & Value of Fundraising

It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-November but as we sit back with a cup of warm coffee and watch the snow pile up outside, we’re reminiscing on all the great fundraisers we saw throughout the fall season so far!

We’ve seen some great successes from our amazing Harvest Bundle fundraiser that made over 7000 food bank donations to individual fundraisers that raised enough money for the Blackfalds U7 Minor Hockey Team 3 to head off to two different tournaments this season!

It’s not hard to grasp the importance, impact, and community value of fundraising.

For so many clubs, groups, and organizations, fundraising is a key part of their financial reality. Whether you’re a sports team looking to pay for registration fees, a music club needing funding to attend camp, or a non-profit looking to fund important community work, fundraising is an undeniable effort that, when done right, can be an incredibly effective way to secure funding.

There are also so many benefits to getting involved with fundraising.

Not only are you working towards the greater goal of securing funds to keep things running, it’s a great way to keep connecting with those who are also involved in the same group and build relationships with people around who have common interests. Fundraising can also be a great teaching tool for children to learn more about managing finances, organization, and giving back to the group they are a part of.

That’s why Indeygo makes fundraising fun and easy!

We offer a wide variety of fundraising products to choose from so you’re sure to find something that will suit your group. Once you’ve chosen your product(s), we help you get started by picking your fundraising dates, provide you with all the order forms to keep your organized throughout, and then once you submit your order forms back to Indeygo, we’ll ship the products out to you to distribute.

With the cool weather creeping in, we’re seeing an uptick in our coffee and tea fundraisers which provide the perfect jolt to get you going in the morning or help you wind down after a long day. Our coffee is sourced from Certified Organic and Fair-Trade family farms and fresh roasted in small batches in the Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. Our tea is also made in small batches in Canmore so you’re truly supporting local with these fundraisers. These products also pair perfectly with our most popular Cookie Dough fundraiser which makes holiday baking quick and simple!

This is the ideal time of year for festive fundraising.

There’s a kind of comfort just knowing there’s delicious cookie dough ready to be baked while the oven’s hot, saving time, energy and thinking! Who doesn’t like having easy options? We often see Fundraisers use these next few weeks to raise the money their organization needs while people think about holiday goodies and gifts, and as any busy parent can attest, there are so many people to think about!

Speaking of the holidays, it’s hard to ignore how quickly December is approaching! However, while we try to think of easy gifts to buy, we’d like to encourage you to shop local and support small businesses.

Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday!

This incredibly important day draws attention to the small businesses in our communities that must fight hard to compete with big retailers discounting their products in advance of the holidays. While not every small business can afford to discount their products during this time, it’s important not to overlook the importance and impact of purchasing from them instead of heading to Amazon. Everyone has felt the impact of inflation and higher cost of living, but wherever possible, please consider supporting local when you make holiday gift purchases this year!

Another important day that is just around the corner is Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday was founded in Canada in 2013 and has now grown to exist in over 80 countries around the world. The idea behind Giving Tuesday is simple – it’s “a movement that encourages people to do good.”

Giving back looks a little different for everyone but can range from donating to a charity of your choice, grabbing your family and friends to volunteer, encouraging local businesses to get involved, or setting up a fundraiser dedicated to your favourite local non-profit!

Ready to get going on your fundraiser? Give us a call!

Our team of fundraiser coordinators are ready when you are to make fundraising fun, easy, and profitable! With most of our products offering a 30% or higher profit, our fundraisers are guaranteed to make you money. We’ll help you put together your fundraising plan with timelines and goals with our fundraising checklist and support you throughout the entire process!

Fundraising doesn’t get much easier or more fun than this – we can’t wait to hear from you!

Giving Thanks and Giving Back (to your local food bank)

The change of seasons from Summer to Fall sometimes feels like the whole world slows down and while our families settle into a new routine for the school year, October lends itself perfectly to being a time for reflection, gratitude, and giving back!

As our team at Indeygo wraps up our annual Harvest Bundle Fundraiser, we’re happy to share that 30 different schools across Alberta participated in this year’s fundraiser, including schools from Edmonton, Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Whitecourt, and Drayton Valley, just to name a few! As part of our Giving Back Food Bank Option, participating schools made over 7000 food bank donations and donated more than 7000 lbs. of veggies to various food banks! It’s great to see the impact of our Harvest Bundle Fundraiser had for communities across Alberta! If you’d like to be a part of this fundraiser next year, get in touch early.

October also brings the classic Fall holiday for Canadians: Thanksgiving

Celebrating harvest is at the root of the Thanksgiving Holiday. As we gathered around big, delicious meals with family and friends this year, we spent time to remember and share gratitude for where your food came from, the farmers who grew and harvested it, and the work that was put in to get it to your table.

We are lucky as Canadians to have some of the most sustainable and regenerative farming techniques used anywhere in the world. However, you’ll be hard-pressed to hear Canadian farmers boast about this in their modesty so now is the time to celebrate them and their hard work!

Gratitude and giving back go hand-in-hand

A popular and wonderful thing to do during the Fall season and after Thanksgiving is giving back to your local Food Bank!

According to Food Banks Canada, 1,303,997 visits were made to Canadian Food Banks in 2021. In March of 2021 alone, 3,216,631 meals and snacks were served. And while 17.8% of Canadian food bank users are single adults with children, the total percentage of food bank users in Canada that are children is 33.3%! If you’d like to know more about Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount Report, check out their latest 2021 report here.

How can you help?

There are so many ways to support your local food bank, so we’ll run you through some of the most popular ways and what steps you can take to make sure your impact is felt!

Volunteer your time

Most local food banks are majorly (if not entirely) volunteer run so check in with one your local food bank to see when they need help from volunteers because it’s guaranteed that they can find somehow for you to help! This could include tasks like unpacking groceries, organizing products for food bank pick-ups, collecting donations from various locations around town, or being on hand to help hand out food bank items to food bank users.

Drop off key items to your local food bank

Many food banks will accept a variety of donations in the form of non-perishable food items, selected perishable food items, and other non-food items. Your local food bank may have a Wishlist or most wanted items, so be sure to check out their website and social media platforms – if you can’t find anything, don’t be shy to reach out and ask what would help them most! If you’re in the Calgary area, the Calgary Food Bank has their Donation Wish List online here.

Our fundraisers are easy to run with a variety of product choices to please even the pickiest eaters! From sweet options like cookies, muffins, and cinnamon buns to savoury options like our beef jerky fundraisers, we’ve got you covered. We even have coffee and tea fundraisers to stock up on as we ease our way into the coziest time of the year when there’s nothing better than being curled up beside a warm fire with a good book, a cup of tea or coffee and a blanket.

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to spend a little time this Fall to give back in whatever way you can, big or small, to your local food bank and to take some time to show gratitude to those who work hard to put food in our fridges, on our tables, and in our bellies.

As always, if you need help with your fundraising efforts, make sure to reach out to our helpful team at Indeygo to plan your next successful fundraiser! We can’t wait to hear from you and help blow your fundraising goal out of the water!