Book Store Fundraiser - "Secret Santa" - Indianapolis IN

A creative idea for expanding book sales during a pandemic, engaging volunteers in a fun way, and helping folks with their Christmas shopping. Here's how it works:

Secret Santa for book sales 

Since we had to cancel our December sale, IndyPL is trying something new in the book store: Secret Santa gift giving. For $20 which includes shipping, the gift recipient receives 3 items (books or DVD/BluRay). Here’s how it works: 

· The foundation sent an invitation to our Friends inviting them to engage the services of Santa’s Elves to do book shopping for them 

· The shoppers follow a link to an order form (build in SurveyMonkey, attached). The order form contains the shopper’s contact info, the person they would like to gift, and some details about the gift recipient (reading level, preferred genre and anything special about the request). 

· The orders are fulfilled by book store Elf volunteers. (They are loving this!) 

· Then an Elf calls the shopper to confirm that we have the materials requested (or offers an alternative) and collects payment over the phone (Credit card or PayPal). 

· An adorable gift tag is added to the order and it is shipped.