Fun-Raising School Gear’s (FRSG) founder Marni Bartolomea spent over 20 years in the apparel business. When her oldest child started elementary school in 2004 Marni joined the school’s PTA. She learned that one of the volunteer responsibilities was Spirit Wear. She immediately recognized that her past experience in the fashion industry would be very valuable. The other PTA members at her school were excited when she pitched them the idea of offering them “trendy, fashion forward” apparel like they buy in small boutiques.
With her experience she knew she could get apparel that everyone would buy at a cost that families at the school could afford. Before she realized it, other local schools were asking Marni to help them update their spirit wear too. Little by little the word spread from one community to the next. She had to come up with a name and a label for her apparel. The name became Fun-Raising School Gear because as Marni likes to say she wants everyone to have 'Fun Raising Money' and 'Fun Raising Spirit and Pride' while wearing or selling school gear.
At Fun-Raising School Gear, we are passionate about our job because we love what we do. We take into consideration each school's needs and then creatively develop designs or branding ideas that fulfill each need and we always use the highest quality materials for the best possible price. We realize that it is very important to use great quality apparel that is super-comfy so that the students will want wear them with pride all year long, whether it is a school day or not. Our talented FRSG team includes graphic designers, team sports specialists, printers and embroiderers, apparel designers, fashion experts, promotional product buyers, and so much more. We are a one stop shop.