It’s almost that time of year, and your business can get in on the back-to-school action by sponsoring custom printed products for the school rush! Here are just a few ways you can add brand visibility while helping out in the community.
- Sponsor printed shirts. Most schools offer class shirts to lower grades, so kids are readily identified on field trips and outings. Upper classmen will need shirts for their clubs – whether it be band or academic decathlon. Sports fans will be looking for spirit wear. Offer to help defray the cost of custom printed shirts for a club or team or class, paying for their shirts in exchange for a line on the sleeve to print your company name or motto. Many schools will be delighted to have funding come in for these much needed items, and will be happy to give you the perk of your sponsored name on their shirts.
- Donate back to school items. Have a bunch of items printed up with your company name, and distribute them at a back to school event for under-privileged families in your community. School supplies can be a hard to meet expense, especially in families with multiple children. Everything from pens and pencils to binders, notebooks and more can be custom printed with your business name, and packaged to be handed out to kids. Add small backpacks or sports bags, water bottles and anything else you can think of to outfit some lucky children for the first day of school.
- Support the arts! Many schools struggle to find funding for “non-essential classes” and would love some extra supplies. Ask your local Long Island printer about customizing things like boxed paint sets, sketchpads, smocks, and more. Art teachers will literally weep for joy to find they have extra supplies for their passionate students.
- Don’t forget the basics. Have some shirts that promote your company printed up and send them to the school clinic for days when a student needs a spare. This is especially needed in elementary schools, where accidents happen on a daily basis and stores can run low. Having an assortment of sizes ensures students always have clean clothing to wear, whether their lunch didn’t agree with them or they found that one mud puddle in the playground to face-plant in! You can throw in some sports shorts too.
Back-to-school affords you the opportunity to be a community hero. Sponsor and support your local schools with custom printed supplies and clothing, and watch your good-will skyrocket!