Dear Group Leader,
Thank you for your interest in Northwoods fundraising
programs. This year marks our 33rd season of providing quality seasonal
products to help your group meet its financial goals. In 2013, Northwoods
provided its services to over 240 groups helping them to earn an estimated $600,000
in net profits. While this averages over $2500 per group, we have several
organizations that net over $10,000 from their sales. We currently offer four
fundraising programs-Christmas Evergreens, Spring Bedding Plants, Fall Mums,
and Coffee/Hot Cocoa. A secret to our customers’ success is leveraging the
annual annuity of these seasonal events. There will always be Christmas, Spring,
and Fall, and people enjoy coffee every day.
Northwoods’ identity has been formed in its unique history.
Its founder and current owner, Andy Barrie, grew up selling wreaths to friends,
family, and neighbors as a Cub and Boy Scout in Milwaukee. In high school and college, Andy
earned extra money unloading trucks of wreaths and later managing the wreath
distribution center for another wreath company. Upon graduating from college,
Andy opened Northwoods Wreaths in 1982 selling to Chicago area youth groups. After several
years of success, Northwoods grew to five manufacturing sites in northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan.
In 1993 Northwoods made two strategic decisions. First, we
decided to incorporate indoor/outdoor evergreen products made of premium
quality Noble Fir into our fundraising product mix. Our groups quickly found
out that offering a choice of both indoor and outdoor products increased their
gross sale per customer and overall net profit. Northwoods created a new
company in Washington
State to manufacture the
Noble fir products.
Second, Northwoods began to offer a Spring plant fundraiser.
This sale leverages the same customer base that groups sell to for Christmas by
offering quality annual and perennial bedding plants.
In working with us you will constantly notice our commitment
to quality. We realize that the products you choose to sell support the
identity and reputation of your group. For us, quality goes beyond state of the
art refrigeration and product inspection. We include accuracy of what was
ordered, timely fulfillment of additional orders, and prompt customer support
Fundraising with Northwoods is easy to start and manage.
Please follow these easy steps to begin the programs with us:
1) Read the attached overviews and sales brochures to make
sure our programs are right for your group. To join our program, go to www.northwoodswreaths.com to sign
up. We’ll need your name, group name, address, email address, and phone number.
2) Let us know how many people will be selling our products.
Brochures can also be ordered online. We supply the first 125 brochures free of
charge and will send them to you in August/September for Christmas and
January/February for Spring.
3) From www.northwoodswreaths.com
you can access Excel programs and other tools to manage your group’s sales and
4) Place your orders online two weeks in advance for
Christmas sales and one month in advance for the Spring sale
Please contact us at 800-933-2125 with any questions.