How to Raise Funds for College

Raise Funds for College

With college costs skyrocketing, thinking about financing your degree can be overwhelming. The average class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year (Student Loan Hero). While student loans are a necessary evil for over 70% of college students, we are here to help you reduce the amount you borrow. Continue reading

Mixed Bag Designs Gives: An Orphan Smiles


As you know, Mixed Bag Designs loves helping others through the fundraising business, but we realize that’s only a brief chapter in their overall story. We often donate our bags to organizations to help them with their various causes. Here is one of them:

An Orphan Smiles is an organization dedicated to improving the social, educational and physical welfare of orphans in the Ukraine. They work with school-age children and teenagers aging out of the orphanage system (which happens at age 16). An Orphan Smiles supports three orphanages in different areas of the Ukraine that house and teach a variety of children, many of whom have physical or mental disabilities.

Mixed Bag Designs donated a variety of products to the boys and girls at these orphanages to brighten their day! If you are interested in donating to An Orphan Smiles, click here. Are you seeking a donation for your cause? We are happy to donate bags to as many causes and organizations as we can! If you would like to request a donation, please fill out Our Donation Request Form and send it to, and include “Donation” in the subject line of the email. Thanks!

Teacher Appreciation Week Starts Today

Teacher Appreciation Mixed Bag Designs

As a school fundraising company, Mixed Bag Designs knows how important teachers and educators are to the well-being of our kids and community. We can’t thank school teachers enough for all they do, but we can certainly try, and we want to use Teacher Appreciation Week to show our gratitude for the extra time, love, and effort they put into teaching and guiding students on their learning journey. Whether it be with a small gift or just a thank you note, take time to reach out to the teachers by helping your child express how thankful he or she is! Here are some tips for coming up with a gift for Teacher Appreciation week that will show your gratitude. Or, check out our cute reusable bags and lunch totes: they make a great eco-friendly gift for that special teacher. Continue reading