Plan Doll is a Fly The Phoenix fundraising initiative, exchanging locally-made items from Guatemala with friends, family and work colleagues for donations to The Phoenix Projects. It was started in 2012, exchanging bags of worry dolls for donations, hence the name, and has grown since!
Please contact us for further information and thankyou for your continuous support for The Phoenix Projects.
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The Original Plan Doll
We send you a quantity of locally-made items from Guatemala, which can be worry-dolls, bracelets, scarves, table-runners, bags, i-pad holders, keyrings etc and you exchange them for donations, with the money going to the projects.
Perfect for any fundraising event
It is perfect for all fundraising events, your office colleagues, schools, businesses, local markets, birthday and Christmas presents. All you need to do is let us know what you need and we will purchase and send them to you. (NB: depending on the quantity, we may need some help with sending the items which is reimbursed with subsequent sales!)
Selling scarves to family, friends and work colleagues
The simplest Plan Doll is selling beautiful scarves to friends, family and work colleagues. For example, we send you just 50 scarves, at a cost of £175 ($ 260) plus postage costs, and you sell these for £20 ($ 30) each; you will be amazed how fast they go! Once initial costs have been deducted, you will have raised enough for five months of a local teacher salary, in one day of sales!
Here’s another example: your’s or your child’s school/uni is holding a fundraising event, we send you a mixture of 500 worry-dolls, bracelets, hair-ties etc, whose cost to purchase and ship is £200 ($ 300). If you exchange them for donations of £2 ($ 3) each, the projects earn a net £800 ($ 1200) – it is that simple and everyone is doing their bit for charity!
Christmas presents for office colleagues
Another example could be your office is looking for ideas for Christmas presents – we send you a mixture of more subtantial items like scarves, purses, bracelets etc, say 100 items at a cost of £300 ($ 450). You exchange these with colleagues for £15 ($ 22) each or more, as charitable presents, and everyone has played their part in raising £1200 net for the projects.