If your organization is considering a brick fundraiser, you may already have a mental image of how it will all work out. If you have room for 1,000 standard-sized bricks, you’re probably thinking your organization should find 800 to 1,000 donors who will each request a unique 4 x 8 inch brick. However, instead of this, you might also consider utilizing brick arrays to improve public engagement and fundraising opportunities.
What is it?
A brick array is basically just a picture, emblem or logo that has been engraved on two or more adjoining bricks. Usually, Bricks R Us customers prefer the 8 inch square bricks for arrays, although it’s possible to use the standard 4 x 8 inch bricks as well. The graphics are provided by the donor, or “buyer,” which is then passed along to Bricks R Us. We will handle all the engraving.
Because of the graphics and multi-brick situation, an array is slightly more expensive than engraving a regular brick. On top of standard brick engraving fees, an array will cost $30 for the first 4 bricks and $30 for each four after that.
Who Should Purchase an Array?
Anyone who wants to purchase an array can do so. There’s no wrong group or person to buy a brick array.
- Businesses – If you’re looking for fundraiser donors, then speak with some local businesses. They will be interested in the pictures, as well as the benefits to their business, which include clear, good-looking graphics and a very noticeable sponsorship level.
- Families – Even though most families don’t have a logo, some people want to use a brick array to show their family’s strong support of an organization or even as a memorial to deceased family members.
- Churches, Universities and Public/Private Schools – When holding a brick fundraiser, these groups often need one or two brick arrays for their own use. Arrays often head up a section of bricks, or they’re placed in the center of a brick plaza containing the organization’s name or logo.
- Nonprofits – Besides using engraved bricks to raise money for their organization, nonprofits also use brick to show public appreciation for their largest supporters. A brick array (or larger brick array) for a corporate donor would definitely make for some good feedback!
If you would like more information about using a brick array for your brick fundraiser, please contact Bricks R Us today!
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