Florida Non-Profits Partner with Leading Fireworks Company to Reach Financial Goals
FLORENCE, Ala. (April 19, 2011) – Non-profits, now more than ever, are searching for creative ways to raise funds in a down economy. Often, these non-profits provide necessary relief to communities that need it the most. Florence, Ala.- based TNT Fireworks, the nation’s leading fireworks distributor, has a solution that not only supports a charity’s mission, but it also ensures residents have fireworks, sparklers and novelties in Florida to colorfully and safely ignite their celebrations.
TNT has helped meet the needs of non-profit groups for more than 40 years by deploying a model fundraiser whereby organizations operate TNT stands and tents across the country, raising more than $20 million annually. The fundraising relationship TNT develops with non-profits benefits each party involved in different ways, but the end result is shared – by selling fireworks, sparklers and novelties, our country’s non-profit organizations can continue meeting the critical needs of their communities.
“Fireworks, sparklers and novelties on the Fourth of July are ingrained in American culture,” says Tommy Glasgow, president of TNT Fireworks East. “By participating in our fundraising program, these non-profit groups not only have the opportunity to provide their communities with fireworks, sparklers and novelties, but they also have access to the resources needed to continue making a difference in the communities they serve.”
One such non-profit benefiting from a TNT partnership is the Black and Blue Touchdown Crew in Cape Coral, Fla., which supports the Ida S. Baker High School’s athletic department by raising funds for football camps and equipment.
“Engaging students in a structured athletic program is one of the most important factors for creating a well-rounded leader for the future of our community and country,” says Jorge Mazur of the Black and Blue Touchdown Crew. “We have partnered with TNT Fireworks for more than three years, and our success is due, in part, to providing people with the opportunity to give back to the community when purchasing fireworks, sparklers and novelties they had already planned to buy for the Independence Day holiday.”
TNT provides fundraising opportunities to non-profit organizations while imparting valuable lessons to those involved in fundraising campaigns. TNT conducts much of the preliminary work involved in setting up stands and tents at each location, lessening the labor-intensive burden on non-profits. An indispensible part of this process is TNT University –a required day of instruction – to educate each school, civic or church organization on everything their members need to know to run a successful fundraiser.
While partnering with TNT to sell fireworks, sparklers and novelties contributes significantly to a non-profit’s bottom line and organizational success, the simple pleasure of helping Americans enjoy our country’s longstanding traditions also adds value to the fundraising experience.
For more information or to register an organization to participate in a 2011 TNT fundraiser, visit www.tntfireworks.com, or call (256) 764-6131.
ABOUT TNT FIREWORKS
TNT® Fireworks (TNT) is the nation’s largest distributor of consumer fireworks and novelty items. For more than 50 years, TNT has set the benchmark for safety, customer satisfaction, innovation and quality in the fireworks industry. For more information about TNT Fireworks, visit www.tntfireworks.com.