Maredy School Fundraiser Company Announces Hurricane Katrina Fundraising Initiative

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Maredy Corporation, a leader in school and community group fundraising products, announced today that it will donate a portion of its profits from all 2005 fundraising programs to aid in the rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Maredy specializes in catalog fundraising products including cookie dough, chocolates, candy bars and gift wrap.

Maredy Corporation, a leader in school and community group fundraising products, announced today that it will donate a portion of its profits from all 2005 fundraising programs to aid in the rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Maredy specializes in catalog fundraising products including cookie dough, chocolates, candy bars and gift wrap.

"Every year Maredy helps over 15,000 groups raise money for things that are important to them. It seems only natural that we would take the opportunity expand the community of people that we help by making every one of our customers’ fundraisers a double fundraiser” said Carlton van Putten, Chief Operating Officer for Maredy. “Schools get to help themselves and help others at the same time.”

Maredy’s commitment to fundraising for those in need has been ongoing throughout its company history. Maredy has a partnership with the Star of Life/C.S. Landre Foundation to help support families with children in crisis. Last year Maredy helped Star of Life raise $50,000 aid families with a child in a cognitive education program. These programs help youth with behavioral and emotional issues make positive, healthy choices as they go through life. For this current fundraising event, 5% of the profits from every fundraiser will be donated to the national Red Cross relief effort earmarked for Hurricane Katrina

Maredy’s typical school fundraiser season coincides with the reconstruction from Hurricane Katrina, and Maredy has decided to become a part of the assistance effort by donating a portion of every sale for aid and relief. “Maredy fundraising products are typically purchased as gifts or treats for friends and family members, and we wanted to make sure that part of that gift goes to help those with the greatest need,” said Van Putten.

Maredy Corporation is a catalog fundraising company specializing in school fundraising events. Founded in 1988, Maredy has distribution locations in Illinois and California totaling over 60,000 square feet. Maredy’s product line includes candy, chocolate, and cookie dough fundraiser products. Their web presence, Maredy.com offers free catalogs for school, teen, elementary, and community group fundraising, as well as information and ideas for fundraising projects. Over two million individuals have sold Maredy fundraising products to raise money for fundraiser events.

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