School Earns Over $27,000 in One Day Mattress Fundraiser and Breaks National Record

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

(Baton Rouge/Gonzales, LA) Record breaking news is out from Custom Fundraising Solutions! Not more than a month ago we reported that a new Mattress Fundraiser national record was set in Allen, TX with the Eagle “Biggest Band in the Land”. The word traveled fast to Gonzales, Louisiana, where 2-time record holder, East Ascension High School, took on the challenge and earned back their title for the 3rd time at their September 26th Mattress Fundraiser. The official numbers came in at 160 beds and $27,210 given back this year! This makes them the national record holder for the third time in a row. They’ve now raised a total of $80,335 from their mattress fundraisers with Custom Fundraising Solutions over a four year span!

To continually break their own record year after year takes some special effort from within. Credit is due to one special lady named Jamie Andrews, a long term teacher at East Ascension High School. Owner of CFS Louisiana, Nicole Primeaux had this to say about the school’s “inspirational leader”, “NONE of this would be possible without JAMIE! She is the sole reason that this program works as well as it does every year. She is involved with and respected by every student – she is their “spirit leader”. She holds everyone accountable and never stops believing in what can be accomplished by each child. The reason that this works so well is not because of the incentives or the location; but the belief and sense of belonging and pride that Jamie puts into every student.”

When asked about the sale, Andrews responded, “East Ascension High School is ecstatic that our community rose to the occasion to help us reclaim the national record with Custom Fundraising Solutions.  Our kids were extremely motivated when they found out that a school in Texas had beaten our record. Each student worked hard to find someone that they knew to come and purchase a bed and help our school.  In fact, many students claimed that this year was the easiest year yet to find customers having had three previous years of very satisfied customers.  Word of mouth spread in our community that the Mattress Fundraiser isTHE time and place to purchase beds in Gonzales, Louisiana.  Several customers actually waited for our annual sale to purchase their new mattress sets!” 

Andrews went on to say, “EAHS would like to extend its sincere appreciation to all of those who came and bought a mattress set from us. We will use the proceeds to finance many projects on our campus including travel for our band to festival, props for our performing arts department's productions, a new trophy case for our Hall of Fame and many more.  We would also like to thank the CFS home office and Nicole Primeaux for their support in providing us with the opportunity to make such huge profits in just one day!"

About Custom Fundraising Solutions

Since 2005, Custom Fundraising Solutions has been helping schools raise money using an unconventional approach, "The Mattress Fundraiser". The concept is designed to help groups raise thousands of dollars in a one-day sale, and provide the community a product they need, for a great value. CFS has over 50 locations nationwide, and has given back more than $14 million dollars. The company's mission is to grow to over 100 locations, and give back over $10 million dollars each year. To learn more, visit