Early Birds Catch Big Rewards


The best time to start a fundraiser is NOW! And with Early Bird bonuses this big, you won’t want them to fly by. See what bonuses you can score when you sign up for a catalog fundraiser before May 31st.

Elementary, K-12 & Middle Schools
Sign up by May 31st…
For a Fall 2016 Catalog Fundraiser and qualify for $200 in gift cards PLUS 10 free teacher bags. Plus, START your Fall fundraiser by September 30 and you’ll also receive a FREE five bag display!
– For a Spring 2016 Catalog Fundraiser and qualify for a FREE 5 piece beach set when you meet your sales goals

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!


Class is now in session.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! If you can read this…thank a teacher.

Every day teachers educate, innovate, encourage, and touch the lives of millions of children across the world. They are real life superheroes. Help your child honor his or her teacher this week by sending them a thank you card, volunteering in the classroom or surprising them with a Mixed Bag.

Each teacher has a different style of teaching, but when it comes to fashion every teacher should dress for success. Shop our website to find the latest on bags and accessories. Our favorite is the Black Swirl File Box, which can easily transport your student’s homework or your lesson planner wherever you go.


Take notes – If you teach or know someone who teaches elementary, K-12 or middle school and signs up for a Fall 2016 fundraiser before July 1st, they will receive 10 free teacher bags. Continue reading

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Tips from Mixed Bag Designs.


Go green and save green with the 3 R’s of the environment: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Each one as important as the next when it comes to cutting down waste. By incorporating these 3 key essentials you can help your community and the environment by saving money, energy and natural resources. Make Earth Day every day with these simple tips. Continue reading

How Fundraising Catalogs Make or Break Your Promotion


How Fundraising Catalogs Make or Break Your Promotion

It’s not always easy coming up with the right ideas and plans to raise money for an organization. In fact, some ideas have been overused and your customers could easily lose interest. However, going online and shopping from catalogs can be a great way to launch a campaign and stir up some excitement. Yet, it is important to choose the right company, or your fundraising catalogs may just sit there and do nothing for you. Here are some important things to look for when you choose a line of products to promote.

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Student Travel Fundraising


We all want to travel and we know that raising funds for student travel is a critical component, but it doesn’t have to be a drag. Set yourself apart with the fastest growing fundraiser around. It can be fun and rewarding for everyone involved.

At Mixed Bag Designs, we believe every student should have the opportunity to benefit from this powerful learning experience. With strong participation and an effective fundraiser, student travel can be affordable for everyone.

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Fall 2016 Catalogs: NOW ONLINE!


Our Bags & Accessories and Kitchen & Home Fall 2016 Catalogs are now available online! Browse each catalog without ever making a trip to your mailbox with our online user friendly page viewer. Get an up-close look at our newest products and seasonal trends, from our highly useful kitchen gadgets to our unique home decor. Take a slice from the Chopping Block section in the Kitchen & Home catalog where you will find time-saving tools such as the Onion Slicer and Corn Peeler. Food prep has never been easier! Continue reading

The 3 C’s of Fundraising

3 Cs

SuCCCesful fundraising is spelled with 3 C’s: Collaborate, Communicate and Create. Together they are three essential elements that will help ensure your next fundraiser is a winner! 

Fundraising is all about teamwork. The more people you can get to support your cause, the more profitable it can be. Recruit volunteers from the organization and community to collaborate and accomplish your fundraising goals. Setting clear levels and types of responsibilities will make your fundraising efforts more efficient. Offer signup sheets for each fundraising task. Set up a day with the volunteers to help stuff parent letters in seller packets. By keeping it fun for you and your team will naturally encourage them to give their best efforts now and in the future. Continue reading