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Edensor Park PS Celebratory Tea Towel

The staff and students at Edensor Park Public School in NSW recently created a gorgeous tea towel as part of their 30th birthday celebrations! Part keepsake - part fundraising product, coordinator Belinda told us why they chose to run their tea towel project with Expressions. "We chose this as our fundraiser as it was a ...
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Top 5 from Real Fundraising Coordinators

It’s officially that time of year again…call it the holiday season or the crazy season, we’re on the home stretch and officially in the final term of 2019. Before you know it, we’ll be finishing off the leftover Halloween lollies late at night *blink* and next minute be rummaging through the dress-up box for that ...
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Green Giveaway Winners Announced!

All the winners of our 'Going Green Giveaway' in collaboration with Source Separation Systems have now been drawn. Congratulations to everyone and well done for being so organised with your fundraising projects this year! The winning schools and centres of the 20 Kitchen Starter prize packs which include a 7L Kitchen Caddy and 3 rolls ...
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Bags for Biodiversity

We're seeing a real trend this year with progressive teachers taking class projects to a whole new level. First we had Australiana art class artwork on tea towels, followed by a Year 3 class with their Rainforest projects and now a teacher from Malvern Central School in Victoria has done the same with her class ...
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Small Kindy Gets the Worm!

This year we decided to reward one lucky Early Bird the entire cost of their fundraiser back. Randomly drawing from all fundraising clients who completed their bookings by the end of Term Two, we were elated to see long-running client Cara Armstrong Kindergarten picked as the winner! This year marks their 10th fundraiser with us ...
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Petersham on a Plate Tea Towel & Cookbook

What do you do when you've incorporated most of the school in a fundraising project and then it gets put on the back burner? In the case of Petersham Public School in NSW you create a complimentary product to help sell the first one! 4 years ago a group of mothers at the school decided ...
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Zoe’s Fight Foundation Tea Towels

We recently had some very special artwork come to us from Penny. Her 5 year old daughter Zoe was diagnosed with a rare and incurable brain tumour known as giant cell glioblastoma in March 2017 and sadly lost her battle just before Christmas the same year. Penny explains " In keeping Zoe's memory alive Zoe's ...
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Cathedral’s Tea Towel Tradition

Cathedral Catholic Primary School in Bathurst, NSW have been creating an annual tradition with us every year since 2013!! Each year they create two separate tea towel designs, one featuring self-portraits of all the Kindergarteners and the other with names/signatures of all the graduating Year 6 students. We asked fundraising coordinator Jodie how they make ...
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Rainforest Project Tea Towel

How times have changed from back in our school days when a school project involved A2 card and a glue stick! This year we've had several progressive teachers organise class projects to be printed on tea towels and the most recent is from Living Faith Lutheran Primary School in QLD. The clever Year 3 class ...
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Australiana Artwork Tea Towels

Strathmore Primary School art teacher Sandra was inspired on a road trip when she discovered tea towels printed with Australiana artwork by Melbourne artist Chantel de Latour. She told us "this instantly sparked my art teacher brain into action and I started planning a drawing unit where students chose an iconic Australian food to illustrate ...
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Eco-Friendly Fundraiser Tips

When we excitedly announced last month the news about our 100% compostable distribution bags, Karissa - the fundraising coordinator from St Catherine's School in Sydney was quick to get in touch and share their positive feedback. She told us that the St Catherine's School Magnolia Fair was going greener this year with the motto "Towards ...
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Mackellar Girls’ Reunion Tea Towel

Our Claire recently reunited with a group of her girlfriends from Mackellar Girl's High School in Sydney and their mini tribe of girls. Claire and Nicola organised their tea towel fundraiser for the school back in 1999. Catching up with them 20 years later Claire had a bunch re-printed to gift to them and they ...
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Campbell Street Primary Fundraiser

Clever coordinator Clare from Campbell Street Primary (well doesn't that have a nice ring to it?) in Hobart North gave us some really great advice and feedback after running a tea towel fundraiser in the lead up to Mother's Day. We reached out to her to find out more and share some of her wisdom ...
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PLC Sydney Alumni Design

The Presbyterian Ladies College Ex-Student's Union & Alumni really thought outside the box when coming up with new fundraising merchandise this year. They engaged with the very talented Boheem Design and using silhouettes of school buildings, important events, mottos and house names, created a striking black artwork to print on white cotton tea towels and ...
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Award Winning Kitchen Garden

School and community gardens are such an important part of student's lives today, teaching them not only about the true source of their food and their social responsibility but also life-long valuable gardening skills. We have helped many schools over the years create fundraising products specifically for their school kitchens and canteens, the designs appeal ...
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We’ve gone Green-er!

For 20 years we've been committed to providing a quality, eco-friendly fundraising option -  something useful and memorable that won't end up in landfill after a short amount of time. With this in mind we are beyond thrilled to announce that we're now providing new 100% compostable distribution bags! Working with Compost-A-Pak the new bags ...
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Tea Towel Treasure

We put the call out this year for people to dig up their vintage Expressions tea towels and share them in celebration of our 20th anniversary. One family didn't need to do much digging as they still regularly use Kierra's tea towel from her day care centre 17 years ago! Kierra's mum Angela helped to ...
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Creative Ideas for Tea Towel Fundraising from The Fundraising Whisperer

In my opinion, the best thing about fundraising in general is that you get to use your imagination. We are faced with a challenge and we come up with a creative solution. Need a new playground? OK, let’s find ways to raise funds in a way that is not a burden on our community. Need ...
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West Albury Preschool Coordinator Advice

When we receive feedback from experienced fundraising coordinators such as Olivia from West Albury Preschool, NSW we listen up! Her tips for successfully selling their 2018 tea towels and reaching their target goal? - " I think it's handy to have the sample tea towel. We actually used our one from last year to display ...
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Sizzling Prizes for Early Bird Winner

We decided to mix things up a bit this year and award a Sausage Sizzle Prize Pack to the Early Bird winner - helping them boost profits at fundraising events all year round! This year's lucky recipient was Dunsborough Primary School in WA. They created two gorgeous tea towel designs, one with all of the Kindergarten ...
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Tea Towels Twice as Nice

Nhulunbuy Christian College in the Northern Territory created not one but two successful tea towel designs to fundraise with this year. Printing one in green with the students' self-portraits and another in a wordle design in red, both printed on the natural cotton tea towel.  The wordle tea towel features names of landmarks in the ...
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Creative Father’s Day Apron Gift

The Prep students at Australian Christian College in Moreton QLD learnt some new artwork skills when creating their Father's Day gift aprons and tea towels. Their teacher Margaret explained that they were going to be drawing a face of their Dad to be printed on an apron and they viewed a YouTube tutorial which gave ...
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Sacred Heart College Tea Towels

When coordinator Tracey from Sacred Heart College in New Town, Tasmania emailed us this feedback, we wanted to reach out and discover more about her fundraising tips and success - " Hi, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your wonderful help with our order, the tea towels are amazing and ...
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Albany SHS Centenary Celebration

We recently worked with Albany Senior High School in WA to help them with a special keepsake item to celebrate the school's centenary. Providing their own artwork - based on their iconic striped blazers, they saved money on their full-colour DIY tea towel design and created a striking and affordable piece of merchandise to sell ...
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Tea Towel Fundraising at Holy Rosary

Recently we received some wonderful feedback from fundraising coordinator Claire of Holy Rosary Primary School in Derby, WA. She had this to say about choosing to fundraise with Expressions -"The whole experience was fantastic, from the moment I made initial contact to the day the product was delivered everything was so easy and we were ...
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Dongara Denision Art Group Tea Towel

We recently printed a stunning artwork onto our Natural Cotton tea towels for the Dongara Denison Art Group. Titled "Our Place" the tea towels sold so quickly they had to place another order for them not long after receiving the first. We asked organiser Kelli to share more info on the group and how the ...
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Mowbray Public School

Mowbray Public School in NSW recently ran a very successful tea towel and bag fundraiser - raising $2000 via their kindergarten classes only! Funds raised are being used to purchase new readers for the kinders and now other classes at the school are keen to organise their own later in the year. Coordinator Luana shared ...
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HAART Tea Towels

We recently made some very special tea towels for the animal rescue organisation HAART (Homeless and Abused Animal Rescue Team). HAART are a not-for-profit animal rescue charity based in Perth. Each year HAART rescues and re-homes 100's of animals that would otherwise be euthanised, go homeless or continue to be neglected. They rely solely on ...
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St Bernadette’s Anniversary Keepsake

St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School in Port Kennedy WA couldn't have had a more successful first tea towel fundraiser, selling out and re-ordering within Term One! Coordinator Angela organised the project to coincide with the school's 25th anniversary and shared her experience with us. "Our school celebrated 25 years of Catholic Education in Port Kennedy ...
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Great History with Goodstart ELC Mosman

If we had to name some examples of fantastic childcare centres that we've worked with over the last decade, we can't go past Goodstart ELC in Mosman. They have coordinated a tea towel project every year since 2012 and have each one framed and proudly on display in the centre. It just so happens that ...
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Jolimont’s Versatile Bag Design

You know you are in good fundraising hands when a member of your P&C is non-other than Shannon Meyerkort of Fundraising Mums. Given her wealth of knowledge, we were pretty chuffed to find out that she championed our tote bags as an end of year fundraiser for Jolimont Primary School last year. Rather than create a ...
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Clever Fundraising at Cawarral

It was a whole school effort at Cawarral State School in QLD this year, with all the students and staff drawing self portraits for their end of year tea towel. Fundraising coordinator Joanne was clever and made sure to include the proof of their design in the order letter that was sent home to families, ...
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Small School Fundraising Triumph

A fantastic tea towel fundraiser for another school that celebrated the big 100 this year! Rachel from Strathewen Primary School in Victoria coordinated the fundraiser and made sure that the tea towels were ready in time for the school's Open Day celebrating the milestone. Whilst some were sold on the day, most were sold through ...
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Graduation Gift from Mentone Girls

The graduating class of 2017 at Mentone Girls' Grammar in Victoria put their pens to paper in the classroom for one last time creating a thoughtful thank you bag gift for their teachers. Their self-portraits surrounding the school logo made up the design printed in the school's signature red onto our white tote bags. Coordinated ...
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Top Fundraising Tips from Firbank Grammar School

Fundraising coordinator Marika from Firbank Grammar School's co-ed Sandringham campus enjoyed coordinating the tea towel fundraising project for the school's Early Learning Centre classes this year and her efforts were rewarded with a final total of just under $800 raised! We asked Marika how she went about selling the tea towels and she shared with ...
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New Natural Cotton Tea Towel

We've recently introduced a new member into our tea towel fold (pardon the pun!) ...our Natural Cotton Tea Towels. Ethically grown, unbleached and manufactured to the highest standard our new natural 100% cotton tea towel offers another great and eco-friendly option for fundraising and also another stylish, budget-friendly option for retail and merchandise. We're seeing ...
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Mt Claremont Centenary Keepsakes

Mount Claremont Primary School in Perth celebrated their Centenary year with a fantastic self-portrait design printed on tea towels and tote bags.  Coordinator Jo explained that the products were sold at cost price to the families so that each one would be able to have a treasured keepsake from the celebratory time. From a school ...
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Yiyili Community Tea Towel Art Project

With many parents telling their kids their artwork is 'gallery-worthy', in the case of Yiyili Aboriginal Community School it's the actual truth. We recently had the pleasure of working with Wellbeing Coordinator Emily who was looking for a project that would help inspire and empower the students by creating a product to sell alongside artwork ...
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Bags of Profit for Macquarie College Preschool

Each year Macquarie College Preschool in NSW create a keepsake fundraising product for the students and families and decided to use Expressions tote bags for the first time in 2017. This year's fundraising profit contributed to their new bush garden and they weren't disappointed when they received their final product as Coordinator and School Administrator ...
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An Early Win for Coogee Boys’ Prep

A great design that included all 150 students was a very successful fundraiser for the Coogee Boys' Preparatory School in NSW. Not only did they sell a large number of tea towels, it was also a hit printed on aprons in the school's signature blue.  Fundraising coordinator Anita beat the rush and organised her order well ...
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Tools for a Successful Fundraiser

We get it. We know that coordinating a fundraiser is time consuming and is likely to be run by busy mums/dads/grandparents etc who are wearing many other hats. This is exactly why our fundraising kits include EVERYTHING...the pens, the paper, the post bag to return it all. However once the kids have completed their artwork magic and your design ...
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ausEE Inc. Tea Towel Fundraiser

We love to play a part in fundraising success for all types of organisations – and ausEE Inc. is one such charity who have cleverly created a tea towel design to sell in time for Christmas, helping them raise important funds. ausEE Inc. provide support and information to anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone ...
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KICS Tea Towel and Apron Fundraiser

Reaching schools and community organisations in every corner of the country, helping them to raise important funds is something we pride ourselves on, so this success story is a particularly special one! Katherine Isolated Children’s Service is a mobile playgroup that covers 750,000sq kms in the Northern Territory bringing the joy of playgroup to socially and geographically ...
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Business Awards Success

We’ve had a lot to celebrate at Expressions HQ with the awards season in full swing! Following on from the Fundraising Directory Awards of which we made it to the finalist stage for Company of the Year we then entered in two award categories for our region’s Annual Local Business Awards. All dressed up for ...
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2016 Early Bird Competition Winner!

Kym from South Castlemaine Kindergarten in Victoria was already a pro at coordinating the school’s tea towel fundraiser, as their 2016 order was their third one with us. Choosing the DIY option meant more funds saved and placing the order in time for our Early Bird Bonus Competition paid off big time as they are the ...
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Settlers Tavern Community Fundraiser Tea Towel

The owners of the popular Settlers Tavern in the heart of Margaret River and the adjacent Sidekick Café have been selling popular tea towels featuring the logo of the local Volunteer Fire Brigade and generously donate 100% of the proceeds to the all- important service.  With several thousand dollars raised already and continuous re-orders we ...
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Ellerston School Tea Towel Thank You

Being a vital part of the fundraising success for small, isolated schools across the country such as Ellerston is always rewarding. Their school tea towel design featured all 32 staff and students and was re-ordered very quickly after being a hit in their small community, contributing greatly to the $5000 needed to supplement their teacher’s aide ...
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Tea Towel Fundraiser – treasure for years to come!

"Thank you to Expressions for their impeccable customer service, faultless design and quality final product.  We have used your company for our tea-towel fundraiser for a number of years now, and we are once again very happy with our overall experience.  The children loved creating their portrait drawings and handprints, and were excited to see ...
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Fundraising Tea Towels for Dungog & District Neighbourcare

"We have had the pleasure of dealing with Expressions Australia over the past 12 months. We purchased our fabulous tea towels to promote our services in the community, we have sold some at Local Small Farm Field Days and other local markets but most we have given away as ‘thank you’ gifts and to promote ...
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WINNER Best School Harvest Table

Congratulations to St Francis Xavier's Primary School in Narrabri, NSW for winning the 'Best School Harvest Table' competition - spotted by Lindsay in the February edition of Country Style magazine. They were finalists for the past two years and their creative entry for 2016 earned them the number one spot. A tea towel themed around ...
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Birchgrove Public Mural Tea Towels

Birchgrove Public School created a Community Mural in 2013, the quote from the plaque is as follows: This mural is dedicated to Amy Large who came to school at Birchgrove as a child and has been followed by the next two generations of her family. Amy worked here as an adult and then as a ...
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2015 Early Bird Competition Winner!

Jodie was travelling through NSW and says the only souvenir she bought on her travels was a sheep themed tea towel from the Hay Visitors Centre. She contacted us from our details on the tag and decided to create some of her own Expressions tea towels as a fundraiser for her children’s school.  The children drew ...
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Playgroups Popular Tea Towel Design Pays Off

Amazing what thinking outside of the square can do. A small playgroup located in gorgeous Esperance in Southern Western Australia decided to come up with a tea towel design for their fundraiser that would not only appeal to their members, but to the local community and the many tourists that visit their stunning part of the world ...
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Margate Primary: Launching into Learning!

Jenny from Margate Primary was thrilled with their “wonderful tea towels”, she says they’re loved by the whole school community and thanked Expressions for their “professionalism and partnership.” Jenny plans to “continue with the creative tea towel project on an annual basis” and looks forward to the years of pleasure as they “dry the dishes ...
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St Kilda Mums Fundraising with Art

Melbourne charity St Kilda Mums partnered with local artist Madeleine Stamer to create a beautiful stand-out tea towel design that has been extremely popular in helping generate much needed funds. Proceeds from the sale of merchandise help the charity with achieve their mission "to share in the joy of motherhood, in partnership with support agencies, ...
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Creative Chinchillas Team Tea Towel

Elaina from Chinchilla Honey Bears Soccer in QLD created a very clever design for the team's fundraising tea towel. Each player from the all-girls team completed an illustration of themselves in action on the soccer field and the final product was so popular with club members, friends and family that they ordered hundreds! We love ...
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