Raising money for your cause
Whether it’s a nonprofit, school store or fundraiser, if you need money for the mission, promotional products work.
Our elementary school students are selling the “Swag Tags” with our school crest and mascot imprinted on the luggage tag. The fundraising is in support of an orphanage in Kenya. Our school sponsors a few children at the orphanage and also helps pay for a major project at the orphanage each year.
Anonymous, # C104256-S, Traveler Round Luggage Tag – Opaque
We gave the sunglasses to participants in our annual run and everyone loved them.
Anonymous, # C107694, Sunglasses
We organized a fundraising run. Each participant received a lanyard and immediately put it around their necks. It was a great way to identify our participants among others in the park.
Marie from Arnprior, # C118871, Lanyard with Metal Lobster Clip – 3⁄4″
We used the drawstring bags as a way for people to visually spread the name of our “Pets in the Park” fundraiser, as well as a way for sponsors to connect with the participants.
Linda from Saskatoon, # C7687, Polypropylene Drawstring Sportpack
Saying thank you
Whether it’s for saying thank you to volunteers, to applaud hard workers for a job well done or for recognizing an anniversary, here are some creative ways to say “thanks.”
We always provide promotional gifts to our membership at our annual meetings. We try to incorporate our theme in selecting items to use. This year we purchased a USB Hub to reflect ‘Innovation.’ It is going to be a hit with our members.
Anonymous, # C123023, Accent 4 Port USB Hub
We used glass water bottles as a gift for our tenants at our annual BBQ. They appreciated the sustainability factor.
Anonymous, #C114547, Wide Mouth Glass Water Bottle
We gave gifts to those attending our AGM. Everybody, when they saw them on the banquet tabe were hoping that it was also a gift…so they were very pleased when we told them they can keep theirs, some bought more from our souvenir shop 🙂
Sylvie from St-Victor Beauce, # C9439, Stemless Wine Glass – 17 oz.
We use items for thank you gifts to volunteers at fundraisers. We also use for employee appreciation days.
Patsy from Chatham, # C125957, Sorbet Pocket Notebook with Curvy Stylus Pen
We used this product to thank all of our sporting groups who travelled with us over this last quarter. A great gift idea!
Anonymous, # C9810, Two-Tone Duffel Bag
The gift we purchased was a combination Staff Appreciation/Christmas gift from the management team. All feedback has been very positive. The ID card holder is useful, and the zippered compartment is an added bonus, great for keeping some change handy for a cup of coffee.
Anonymous, # C122348, Cool Wave Neck Wallet
Every year the company hosts a family picnic for staff, agents and their families. We like to give everyone a little something at registration and change up the theme every year.
Lise from Ottawa, # C115078, Compact First Aid Kit
47-year Manager Retirement Party; purchased 100 small flashlights and wrapped them inside a ‘Thank You’ letter provided by the retiring manager. Great gift for him and his family as well as all employees who have worked for him for years.
Anonymous, # C123453, Destin LED Flashlight
Padfolios were given as gifts to our sales agents with our company logo. Very organized and professional looking.
Anonymous, # C111483, Pedova Zippered Padfolio
The first week in September is “National Trucking Week” in Canada. Over the years we have handed out magnets with our “Thank you” message to many Professional Drivers from across Canada. It is a small token of appreciation to the 285,000 Professional drivers who keep the commerce of Canada rolling every day.
Anonymous, # C17706, Business Card Magnet – 30 mil
Spreading the word
Whether it’s public safety or a simple community reminder, here are a few ideas to help spread the word about your special campaign.
Our Environment Group is promoting the use of refillable water bottles to discourage the buying of single-use plastic water bottles – it reduces the use of plastic generally.
Anonymous, # C107589, Wide Mouth Matte Stainless Sport Bottle
We have 100 elementary students coming to our high school to learn some of the technologies our students work with. They are taking away their digital creations with the USB we ordered.
David from Brampton, # C111667, Swinging USB Drive
Fathers Day gift to church congregation. Men love gadgets and this was a perfect complement to smartphones.
Neil from Vancouver, # C9461-ST-SC-SIL, Element Stylus Screen Cleaner Pen-Silver
We held an ECIP (Early Childhood Intervention Program) week promotion including a come and go event and products went out to our partnering agencies to raise the profile of our program and the referral process.
Linda from Tisdale, # C9198, Bic Sticky Note 3″ x 4″
Go Girl Conference – provided resource information on programs and services in town on the USB part.
Anonymous, # C125533, Lanyard USB Drive
The water bottles will be provided to current and prospective students of our university in hopes of generating more interest and knowledge about our faculty.
Tyson from Edmonton, # C106108, Stainless Steel Water Bottle – 25 oz.
We used the pink maze pens as gifts to community members wearing pink on Pink Shirt Day. We have been doing this a number of years and people love the pens. In fact they, look for us on Pink Shirt Day so they can get a new pen!
Pat from Vermillion, # C102233, Maze Pen
Whether you’re looking to outfit your team for a consistent look, trying to build morale, or you want to create ‘walking billboards,’ promotional products get the job done.
The bags are part of our volunteer uniform. They work in the zoo and park and need to carry maps and information brochures with them. They fit perfectly in the bags. We do not have lockers here in the zoo for the volunteers, so they have to carry their car keys, cell phones and other personal items with them while on duty. They find these bags hold all of their items safely.
Shaun from Winnipeg, # C106131, Off Roader Travel Bag
These were company shirts for our customer service representatives for the upcoming fall/winter – part of our company brand.
MJ from Pefferlaw, # C116400, Preston EZ Care Shirt
We have begun a tradition at our school where our Grade 9’s receive a locker mirror. We find this is a practical way to welcome our new students.
Linda from Toronto, # C120303, Locker Mirror
We provide new employees with a water bottle on their first day of work. It helps to make them feel welcome and part of the team!
Steve from Ottowa, # C9997, Comfort Grip Sport Bottle – 27 oz.
We are using the lanyards for volunteers to wear as ID when they are on site. The lanyards are readily visible, the volunteers feel more connected to the agency, and the staff can identify a volunteer as opposed to a stranger in the building.
Carol from Markham, # C111233, Hang in There Lanyard
Logo’d polo shirts to make our staff members more recognizable, both onsite and when leading guided tours off-site. We also gave them to some of our most dedicated volunteers, again for recognizability and to make sure they feel as much a part of the team as we believe them to be.
Tammy from Creston, # C103509, Jerzees Spotshield Jersey Knit Shirt
Promotional products might just be the best thing ever when it comes to making sure your booth is the one they visit. Here are some ways to make sure there is a well-worn path right to your booth.
We used these to drape the basic black skirting of trade show tables. It made our brand “pop” compared to theirs
Susan from Halifax, # C9544, Table Runner
We host an annual conference in February each year, and 4imprint has always been there to help us come up with participant gifts that fit the program and the price point. This year we really wanted our guests to feel “recharged” so our gift of course, is a charger!
Shelley from Edmonton, # C133529, Portable Power Bank – 2200 mAh
The bags we ordered were to be used at a forum for participants to use at the event and, of course, after. The bags were absolutely perfect and being able to showcase our branding is positive.
Anonymous, # C125496, Finale Foldaway Tote
Recently went to an International Tradeshow in Niagara Falls, Ont., and it was great to be able to give them a personal gift with images and information about our facility.
Red from Red Bank, # C104601, USB Swing Drive
We used the bags to give everybody at the conference the schedule booklet and information about the conference.
Anonymous, # C107368, Value Non-Woven Tote
We held an insurance woman’s convention. The tumblers were engraved with our name of convention and year, members from across Canada attended and this was the gift at convention to all that attended.
Tannis from Wawanesa, # C121873, Soundwave Dome Top Tumbler – 16 oz.
The padfolios were used by the students attending our conference so they had a place to store their notes, paperwork and have a secure place to keep everything.
Helena from Vancouver, # C111483, Pedova Zippered Padfolio
Build Your Brand
From small business to big business, university to nonprofit, the name of the game is to make sure people know who you are and what you’re about. Promotional products work when it comes to building your brand.
All company branch safety representatives from across Canada attended a health and safety seminar covering many topics and processes that they are required to manage at their branch location. The journals were distributed to each BSR to use for retention of information pertaining to issues that could have legal implications involving employees in the future.
Peter from Edmonton, # C115133, Neoskin Hard Cover Journal
We used this as a thank you to people for attending our event, and to help them remember us each time they use their cutlery! Most people said that they use their new cutlery kit with lunches they bring from home, and now they and their coworkers see our name every day! We’ve already had calls for corporate events thanks to the brand recognition!
Mary from St Thomas, # C121847, Clip & Take Cutlery Set
We have used our fridge magnets as business cards with our pizza takeout menu and everyone loves them. We have even seen them put on cars and lockers in the kids school!
Sherry-Anne from Bethany, # C17706, Business Card Magnet – 30 mil
We handed these out to people who registered for classes at our Activity Centre this semester. People were pleased to have something practical and easy to carry in a pocket or purse.
Janice from Calgary, # C9687, Tape-A-Matic Tape Measure
We are a candy & chocolate distributor. We use these USB’s to give to our clients/potential clients, loaded with our brochures, presentations & price lists.
Stephanie from Mississauga, # C109300, Springfield USB Drive
We are a dance school and do birthday parties.. we use these mugs as take home gifts for the attendees. We put a pack of hot chocolate inside and wrap them in clear bags… really nice looking and the kids love them!
Anonymous, # C104890, Aztec Spooner Mug
We are a university dance club that provides inexpensive dance lessons and dance socials. At our dance socials, anyone with a water bottle gets a dollar off the cover fee. So we thought it made perfect sense to have our own club water bottles to handout during promo events as well as as raffle prizes during our dance socials.
Anonymous, # C110608, Value Sport Bottle with Push Pull Cap
As a representational student body, we look to find items that are of interest to students and come at a competitive price. The shaker bottles were a great item for the gym-rats and we have reordered due to popularity – “Do you even lift, bro?”
Anonymous, # C116012, Shake & Drink Bottle
I ordered company umbrella’s for an outdoor event with our logo on them. They were used in case it rained and our guests would stay dry.
Anonymous, # C100872, Executive Umbrella
Increase participation, improve registration rates and maybe even generate additional revenue. If you’re looking for that ‘carrot,’ look for promotional products.
We had event participant’s travel to two of our three event locations and as an incentive they would receive a scarf!
Anonymous, #C126230 , Tassel Scarf
We are selling the water bottles to students for a few reasons. With our logo on the bottles it will hopefully promote and increase our sales. Also, we have water coolers in our studio and we are doing away with providing paper cups and encouraging students to use water bottles so it is better for the environment.
Anonymous, # C114427, Jogger Sport Bottle – 25 oz.
After a training, people fill in their training evaluation and receive a chocolate star when they hand in their evals. The drama when we ran out of chocolates! We realized just how attached to that ritual/treat they were! goes to show, you can never give you clients less.. you always have to give the same quality/experience.. or more. Good thing Valor’s way of doing business is.. you want more? ‘’Challenge accepted.’’
Valery from Plantagenet, # C120278, Chocolate Star
We had pencils printed with a motivational saying on them to pass out to the students at our school before they start finals!
Stacey from Red Deer, # C982, Bic Pencil