Volunteers make the world go ’round. They raise funds and lend hands. They chip in and help out. Volunteers dedicate their time and resources to improving communities and changing lives. Every April is a chance to show appreciation for all their hard work through National Volunteer Month.

Whether you work with large, well-established nonprofits or newer, lesser-known organizations, April is a time for these groups to celebrate the volunteers who generously give so much. In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we’re highlighting a handful of products to show volunteers a little love during National Volunteer Month.

Plan For This Promo:
What: National Volunteer Month
When: April

You’re Great In My Book
If organizations don’t know how to express their gratitude, the You’re A Good Human book says it for them. This hardcover book features colorful images and inspiring quotes to lift up volunteers and show appreciation in a meaningful way. Customize it with an imprint, an insert or a belly-band wrap.

The Book Company | PPAI 218850 | www.thebookco.com

Thanks For Filling Our Cup
The Corkcicle Hybrid Prism Canteen makes a welcome gift at volunteer appreciation luncheons. Made from BPA-free, dishwasher-safe glass, this water bottle features a wide mouth for ice cubes and a non-slip bottom. Easy-grip sides make it simple for volunteers to grab and go. An added perk? The triple-insulated stainless-steel base unscrews from the class portion, creating another drinking cup.

Gemline | PPAI 113948 | www.gemline.com

Rain, Rain, Go Away
When volunteers are checking people in at events, the Sun Storm Reverse Open Umbrella keeps an organization’s name visible while shielding them from wind, rain and sun. This umbrella is designed to withstand wind gusts and inverts when closing to keep the user dry. Even on sunny days, recipients utilize the underside coating with UPF 90+ sun protection.

Storm Duds Raingear | PPAI 223406 | www.stormduds.com

Sweet Surprise
The We Appreciate You a Choco-Lot Mailer is packed with milk chocolate pretzels, dark chocolate almonds, sea salt caramels and 12 twist-wrapped truffles. The treats are packaged inside a custom mailer box with white crinkle, an outside sticker and a customizable inside label. Charitable organizations can send this kit to sweeten the month for volunteers far and wide.

NC Custom | PPAI 111662 | www.chocolateinn.com

Picnic Perfect
Springtime days call for dining al fresco. Organizations can treat volunteers to something special with the Tuscany Backpack Picnic Blanket. This cozy picnic blanket features plaid fleece on one side and water-resistant nylon on the other. It folds up and tucks inside a backpack with adjustable shoulder straps.

Towel Specialties | PPAI 113150 | www.towelspecialties.com

Compiled by Audrey Sellers