There’s a reason Charlotte Country Day calls it “Big Saturday.” The springtime carnival is one of the biggest events on campus—and one of the school’s biggest fundraising events. Now in its 57thyear, Big Saturday also included a first-time charity “Run For Good” on Friday, April 19. All proceeds from the run were given to The Learning Collaborative, a tuition-free preschool for at-risk children in Grier Heights.
The Dunstan Group donated 1,600 drawstring bags printed with the Big Saturday logo, and produced a unique collection of items that were sold as part of the fundraiser. Children’s sunglasses, stainless steel tumblers, water bottles, t-shirts, caps, and vests, all showed school pride, and were carefully selected by The Dunstan Group and parent volunteers.
“I can’t imagine working with anyone else,” exclaimed Charlotte Country Day School parent volunteer Chrissy Bianchi. She held high praise for both the quality of the merchandise and the customer service from MacLean Helbein, The Dunstan Group’s vice president/brand specialist.
“MacLean worked non-stop behind the scenes to go above and beyond to make sure our day was special, and all of the merchandise was perfect. Her customer service was unbelievable!” wrote Bianchi. “We received so many compliments on the merchandise, and it is such great quality that people will be using these products for years! I’m so glad (The Dunstan Group) was able to be a part of our community event.”
Bianchi says everyone especially loved the T-shirts and the bright green bags.
“Every little investment, be it financial or intellectual, can yield great returns for our community and beyond,” said Scott Dunstan, president of The Dunstan Group. “We’re stoked to be a part of that.”
Charlotte Country Day School, located at the corner of Fairview and Carmel roads in south Charlotte, was the region’s first independent school. It also offered the area’s first International Baccalaureate and International Studies programs, first afterschool programs, and provides teachers assistants in every lower school classroom.
Founded in 1941, Charlotte Country Day School continues to be a big part of Charlotte’s education community. Big Saturday and branded merchandise provided by Dunstan Group help foster the school spirit that continues the school’s longstanding traditions.
“We can’t change the world alone,” added Dunstan, “but we can certainly make lots of ripples.”
No matter what day of the week, The Dunstan Group can help make your event a long-lasting success with branded merchandise and apparel that tells a story, supports your mission, or your fundraising efforts. Give us a call—we’d love to hear about your event!