Yellow Pages deliveries (fundraiser)

Post date: Feb 22, 2015 12:24:4 AM


The fundraising committee have decided to kick off 2015 fundraising activities with the delivery of the Yellow Pages books in Kew and Kew East.  We have the opportunity to make up to $3500, 35 cents per book delivered, so the more books the better!   We will effectively be working for Sensis, so the money we get paid is not coming from the families of 4th Kew or the locals, so it is a great opportunity to bring in some funds from other sources. The kids will need to wear their uniforms so it will be great for the local community to see us out and about.

There are a lot of books to deliver so we would ask that each family take half a route each.  One route is about 700 books and all the routes have been put together by Sensis and have the streets and houses that require delivery.  4th Kew have been allocated a number of them within Kew and Kew East. 

My family of 2 adults, an 11 year old and an 8 year old delivered about 170 books this morning in one hour.  So 350 books delivered would work out to about two hours per family.  And any families that are keen for a challenge can pick up a whole route and see how fast you can get it done!  The more we deliver the more $$$.

There are two options to get hold of the books.

Option 1 is to come to the Scout Hall on Saturday 14th March (time to be confirmed, but it will be in the afternoon).  We can help you pack your car and give you the street details and instructions then.  350 books fit easily in the boot of a car.

Option 2 is to go to the warehouse (41 to 43 Kylta Rd, Heidelberg West) where the books are stored, anytime from Monday to Saturday 7am to 2pm, from today to March 28th.  The warehouse staff will pack your car and give you the route details/paperwork and can answer any questions you may have when you see the route.  If you go to the warehouse you can choose your route but you must take the paperwork for a complete load (approx. 700), however you don’t have to pick up all the books in one go.  I picked up 350 and I will go back for the rest next week.  I could have fit all 700 with the back seats down but I don’t have storage at home.  Some people take them all and store them in their garage.

If you would like to get started but don’t want to do a whole route you could team up with another family, and work it out together.  Contact me if you need help with this.

Once you have picked up your books it is up to you when you deliver them.  You could comfortably do it in one go, or you could do a couple of streets at a time in the evenings, or whatever suits your family best.  You will have until March 28th and can only be delivered in daylight hours.

So I will know how many books to bring over to the hall I would ask that you reply to this email stating whether you would like a half route or a full route, and if you will be picking up from the Scout hall or directly from the warehouse.  I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR RESPONSE ASAP OR BY END OF FEBRUARY AT LATEST.

I will send out a detailed instruction sheet in a few days. 

I appreciate that we are all very busy but fundraising is necessary, and the good thing with this fundraiser is that we can do it when it suits us… and get some exercise at the same time!

Thank you and don’t hesitate to call me if you have any queries.

Nicole Cairns

Fundraising Committee Member