Here's the word on the street...
What schools are saying:
“This is the BEST fundraiser I’ve ever had the pleasure of running!!!” — Cynthia Veroneau, St. Brigid School, Portland, ME
“Close Buy is so easy to work with. From the delivery of the catalogs, to the organized and prompt distribution of the orders, everything went just beautifully. All the kids and parents were very happy to see all the beautiful and different local items in the catalog. I would highly recommend this company!” — Linda Tomasi, Kingston, MA
“Friends School of Portland is proud to support and to benefit from Close Buy Catalog. The spirit of community is strong in this endeavor: local craftspeople are paid fair prices for their quality work, and our school can count on several thousands of dollars to put towards its financial aid program. — Jenny Rowe, Head of School, Friends School of Portland
“I love the products, the local artisans; so easy to sell. Thanks so much!” —Kathy M., Braintree, MA
“It was such a pleasure to work with you guys on our Close Buy fundraiser. The response to the products was so positive! All in all, we sold double what we put in our budget! Thank you!" — Amy Swan, Roosevelt School, Melrose, MA
“I just wanted to extend a huge thank you to you and the great Close Buy team for helping us with this easy and successful fundraiser! Close Buy offers a wonderful assortment of creative, reasonably-priced products that clearly resonated with our community, and it felt good to be supporting local artists in this way. Equally important, your communications and marketing support were excellent. I was thrilled with our profit and look forward to seeing what we can do next year! — Lynne W. Espy, Development Coordinator, Maine Coast Waldorf School
"Umm You Rock Close Buy! THANK YOU from Kittery K-8 PTA. We loved doing business with a local company that not only answers your emails within minutes, but they continue to help and support long after the fundraiser is over! " — Kittery PT
What vendors are saying:
"Just a big thank you to Masey and her team. This is a win-win opportunity for schools and for local makers." — Anne Riggs, Close Buy Vendor
"HONORED to be apart of this innovative program designed to help all New England designers and businesses get our goods out into the world. But more importantly helping schools and organizations raise desperately needed funds!
Not only do we get amazing size orders each year, but strategic methodical marketing and promotion. Masey's master mind concept has seriously changed the playing field on fundraising... this concept continues to evolve and grow and takes each one of us with it."
— Erin Flett
"I love working with Close Buy. Masey and her team are kind and considerate and extremely efficient, as well as being excellent and patient communicators. A clever, stylish and locally supportive company."
— Lucy Benjamin, Lucy's Granola
"This has been one of the best experiences I have had as a small business owner. My relationship with Close Buy has been highly collaborative and a wonderful partnership. Close Buy is a well-oiled machine. Schedules and clear expectations are set up front through great communication, and purchase orders and payments are always delivered on time (if not early). It is a true honor to be included in such an admirable endeavor." — Lori Dennis, Lofted Designs
"I love being a vendor! Masey and her staff are amazing to work with. They are very thorough and professional. This opportunity has helped my business tremendously. It is rewarding knowing that we are helping schools while supporting local businesses." — Deb Robbins, Founder, Dr. Dandelion