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Costume World Launches School Fundraising Initiative

Costume World Launches School Fundraising Initiative

October 10th 2017 - Hamilton e-commerce company has launched a new initiative which sees schools benefit from kids’ Halloween antics.

With the October festival growing in popularity in New Zealand, has a new seasonal offer - Support Your School - through which Costumeworld will donate 15% of parents’ costume purchase price back to the school and the parents receive a 10% discount on their purchase

Eliot Jessep, founder, says the company wanted to add value for both families and schools.

“Children gain so much from the school, it’s the first major stepping stone for all of us,” Eliot says. “We want to ensure our customers have an opportunity to make a small contribution to those schools in a quick and simple electronic way.”

The fundraising programme operates on a three-step process:

- Schools register as a recipient through the website

- Parents receive a special promotion code which gives them a 10% discount on costume purchases made from

- The school then receives 15% of the total purchase price for their registered parents’ transactions through the site.

“Fundraising can be challenging and time-consuming system for many families and so we designed a far more time-efficient way for them to help kids enjoy the fun and give a little something biack to their school,” Eliot says.

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“We know schools and parent teacher associations are always looking for ways to fundraise. We think this initiative makes it simple for both schools and parents. There’s no on selling required and the only thing the school needs to do is register.” has emerged in the last two years, and is New Zealand’s leading online costume retailer. Mr Jessep launched the site in 2014, with the support of Jan Sosinko, his business partner. The duo also operate, an e-retailer specializing in bad taste card games, board games, and a small range of American confectionary.


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