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Product & Event Fundraisers

The Lincoln Band offers product fundraisers as one of several ways to raise money for the band programs overall, plus to help students earn funds that go toward their band dues, also known as individual student accounts (ISAs). Fundraisers will vary throughout the year. You can also learn about our other fundraising options. Learn more below on what's coming up:

  • March 18-April 8: Landscape Garden Center gift cards

  • April 1: Hour-a-Thon 

  • May 4: Mattress Sale 

MAR 18-APR 8: Landscape Garden Center Gift Cards

The Lincoln Band is selling $25 gift cards to Landscape Garden Centers online via Zeffy from March 18 to April 8. Students will earn 15% ($3.75) for each $25 gift card sold toward their ISAs.

  • No expiration date.

  • Can be used to purchase anything in the store from houseplants, annuals, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, and trees to fountains, bird baths, pottery, and home décor. Can also purchase plant material for Landscape Garden Centers to install or deliver.

  • Not transferable to landscape/design projects.

  • Students and their families must pick up gift cards in-person behind Lincoln at Door J on April 16, 6-7 pm, which is the same time as the grocery card pickup. You will have plenty of time to deliver for spring planting and Mother’s Day.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Gongopoulos.

APRIL 1: Hour-a-Thon

Leading Edge Fundraising will guide us in an Hour-a-Thon fundraiser, which is a fast and easy way to raise money simply by texting and calling supporters for donations. 

  • It's only 1 hour of texting and calling supporters on April 1 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Prep starts at 6:15 pm. Location to be announced soon.

  • All donations go into one “pot" with 50% will go to the BPA and 50% split between the # of participants for ISAs.

  • For each family participating, use this form to write down up to 25 phone numbers for potential supporters (near and far). Think of people you haven’t solicited for product sales.

  • Don’t worry if you can’t come up with many names as we will also have lists of alumni to contact also! 

During the Hour-a-Thon, we will send out a custom text message and then make a quick phone call to each person. The technology from Leading Edge and their customized scripts make this a fun experience. The phone numbers are used for this fundraiser only and no one will be selling your information. 

There will be food and cash prizes during the event. Parents and grandparents can also participate. To help us with planning, please use this complete a signup form.

Questions? Contact Lori Blom.

MAY 4: Mattress Sale!

Did you know that 1 in 4 households buys a new mattress every year? We are having a mattress sale with a goal of selling 100+ mattresses to raise money for the Lincoln Band. We have partnered with Custom Fundraising Solutions (CFS) to host a one-day mattress sale. 

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This fundraiser is critical to the BPA budget, so our students can travel to NYC to march in the 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, plus other 2024-25 school year band programs. 

When: Saturday, May 4, 10 am-4 pm

Where: John Harris Elementary School gym, 3501 E 49th St, Sioux Falls

How to Help

You do not have to sell anything, collect money, fill out forms or deliver anything! We simply need students and families to promote this event to help us find people already in the market for a mattress – and invite them to the Lincoln Band Mattress Sale.

We’re challenging each family to get at least one person or family who is in the market for a new mattress to come out and shop at the event. 

  • Check out your own mattresses. Do you need an upgrade?

  • Share the band’s Facebook and Instagram posts about the mattress sale. RSVP and share the CFS Facebook event for this fundraiser.

  • Text and email the mattress sale flyer to people you know.

  • Download the flyer, print it and write your student name on it. (See Student Bonuses section below.) Share the flyer in doors around your neighborhood, on store and community bulletin boards, and at church and work. 

  • Ask your family and friends near and far if they’re in the market for a new mattress. CFS will ship mattresses to locations outside Sioux Falls. 


Our band benefits from every item purchased! CFS will set up a 30-mattress showroom at the John Harris Elementary gym. That’s where you can try out, lay on and interact with mattresses just as you would in a traditional mattress store setting. CFS staff will be there to work with shoppers and assist with product knowledge. 

Mattresses, Bases & Bedding

  • Manufacturer warranties from Therapedic, American Sleep, Beautyrest and Tranquility 

  • All sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, split king 

  • All styles: hybrids, pillowtop, memory foam, adjustable base friendly, innerspring, traditional and more

  • Comfort levels: soft, medium and firm

  • Made in the USA

  • Adjustable power bases

  • Pillows, mattress protectors, sheet sets, bed frames, box springs, weighted blankets, comforters, duvets and CordaRoys convertible bean bag chairs

ISA Fundraising Options

Grocery Card Rebates

Learn how to order Hy-Vee and Fareway gift cards, with a rebate amount going to your student ISA.

Raise Right Gift Card Rebates

Learn how to sign up and get the app for Raise Right, so you can order gift cards from hundreds of brands and earn rebates for your student ISA.

Work Shifts

Availability varies, but you and your family members can work shifts at local events and businesses to earn money toward your ISA.


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