HI Paul, we also ran our first giving day this year and had limited resources. There was a direct correlation between the call center calls and donations, so if you can muster up a few people to help on the phones, you will see a direct connection. We ran a gold coin sausage sizzle for our secondary students, we had a couple of bands play at a key drop off location, encouraging gold coin donations. For our junior school and ELC we ran a coin trail where we chalked out the word CARE and classes came up throughout the day to add their coins or tokens. We swapped coloured tokens matching house colours out for the coins. The winning house won the right to name the next farm animal.
Hope this is helpful and best of lucky.
cheers, Di Lacey, Tintern Grammar