Poinsettia Fundraisers

Is your non-profit group looking for a fun, festive holiday fundraiser?
It doesn't get any easier than selling Headstart Nursery's beautiful poinsettias!

To help support local schools and non-profit groups, Headstart Nursery offers a special fundraiser discount. Our gorgeous, locally-grown poinsettias are available for only $5.50 each. Your group can sell them for $10 or $12 — still a great value — and earn $4.50 - $6.50 per plant that you sell. We are now accepting orders for 2020!

Here are our tips for running a fun and successful fundraising event:
  1. Identify a main contact
    Establish one person on your fundraising committee to serve as the main contact with Headstart Nursery. This person will need to place the order, arrange for pickup or delivery of the plants, and pay for the plants ordered.

  2. Choose a date
    Decide what date you would like your customers to pick up their poinsettias. Choose a time and location where customers can easily pick up their plants.

  3. Print flyers and order forms
    Sometime in September or early October, prepare a flyer to advertise for your fundraiser. If you'd like, you can download our Microsoft Word templates to create your own flyer, sales form, or school order. Customize these forms for your organization, and make copies to distribute. Be sure to give your members plenty of time to sell poinsettias to friends, family, and local businesses.

  4. Place your order
    We have begun accepting orders NOW on a first-come, first-served basis. It is best to estimate how many plants you might need and prebook as soon as possible. Download and print a fundraiser order form and submit your order by faxing it to 408-842-3224 or email a copy to poinsettias@HeadstartNursery.com. It‘s often a good idea to order a few extra cases. There are always people who decide to buy once they see how beautiful the poinsettias are!

    Fundraiser order quantities must be finalized by November 13. This is your last day to decrease your order (or increase if plants are still available). Please note: Pre-booked orders that are cancelled or decreased after November 13 will be subject to a 15% charge.

  5. Schedule delivery or pickup
    Headstart Nursery can deliver orders of 5 or more cases for free to Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Juan Bautista, Hollister, or Castroville. Please call (408) 842-3030 to arrange for a delivery time and location. A group from your organization must be present to help unload the plants; we will not deliver if there is not a group present to help unload. Plants are available Tuesday through Friday.

    The poinsettias are packed in cases and do take up a lot of room, so be sure you have enough space to store them out of the weather until your customers are ready to pick them up. Poinsettias should only be stored in cases for 1-2 days.

  6. Distribute plants to your customers
    Before your scheduled pickup time, have volunteers sort cases so that it is easy and efficient for your customers to pick up their plants.

We think you'll find that Headstart Nursery poinsettias make for a fun, easy fundraiser for your organization. If you have any questions or need more information, please call (408) 842-3030 or send email to poinsettias@HeadstartNursery.com.