"hi this is a realy good page do you think so well it realy helped me rais
loads of money for my school i hope it helps you just like it helped me
"This is a great article! I am a 4th grade teacher and often times I am
using my own money to pay for things. I also found this company who helps
school staff & faculty raise money for schools!
"is OneCause mentioned in the article still running ? When I looked on
their website and wanted more info - I got an error message. Just want to
know if it is still legit before we sign up. thanks for any updates.
Ed. Note: We contacted OneCause today and they are still in business. They
say they are undergoing website upgrades, which is why some links are
broken. Hopefully this will be remedied shortly.
"Another great option out there is edRover.com. It launched early this year
with a number of national chains showing their support. A mobile app,
edrover finds retailers (geolocated near your cell phone) who have agreed
to support schools with $ from each "check-in". I love it because if the
kids and I are out and about, I just search for the retailers near me that
are participating and shop/eat there so my school gets credit. :)
"I live in Texas, and one of the most effective and simple ways to
fundraise is by doing Spirit Nights at local restaurants. At first it was
difficult to find participating restaurants, but now there is a website
that makes it simple to fundraise. The name of the company is
GroupRaise.com or www.groupraise.com. This company has plans to expand
nationwide, currently they offer great locations in Houston, TX. I hope
this is helpful, be on the lookout.
"nice like your website but needs more info for raising money for your
"This article is a bit dated and any information getting out there about
school fundraising is important these days.
Recycling programs, scrip and donation sites have not proven to be
high-yielding as mentioned in the article. Really, gift catalog, frozen
food sales (i.e. cookie dough) and large event fundraisers are still
responsible for the vast majority of fundraising revenues.
It's maybe best to reconsider all these other small fundraisers and limit
fundraising at schools to two or three per year and focus all efforts on
making a few fundraisers wildly successful. I posted on my blog about it
"Schools should start thinking of creating an'endownment fund' and have a percentage of all fund raising go into the fund. The fund over time will grow and the interest that the fund generates is what gets used to fund programs at the school. I would even go a step further and saving 10% of the interest earned on the investment. Soon our children's children will nnot have to worry about fundraising anymore. How many school communities are willing to do this? Big Fat Zero because we want it all 'now.'"
"No. Great Schools should not be allowed to ban hugging. Maybe we should
ban eating so as to prevent obesity."
"I've read all of the comments; we all are going crazy between budget cuts
and fund raising! Our school's administrators have very limited options.
Parents if you really want to know were all the money goes, then go and
attend the 'Shared Decision Making Council' meetings, in this meetings both
the administrator (principal) and PTA have to report their budgets and
results from previous month(s), as well as planning, designing or deciding
the budget, programs, etc. for the month(s) ahead. You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to be
part of the board to be present, but you can't vote, but since there almost
no parents going in to this type of meetings, there is a big chance you will
become a part of the board, like it happened to me, at my first visit! This
meeting is only one time a month and it could even be an hour long, it
depends on the agenda, but even if it is three hours long, for me it's worth
it! This is how I learn about the school needs, challenges, budget, and
tough decision that needs!
to be made, but also learned how I can help my school in the areas that
are need it the most. For parents that are wondering how money get to be
spend in computer programs instead of the teacher teaching this programs, I
do agree that there are some accountabilities on the teacher side if the
kids are not learning the basics, but consider that we have a growing
problem among our children 'LEARNING DISABILITIES' as many students learn in
different ways, education specialist have notice that computers are not only
busting the learning challenges on kids with ADHD or ADD, etc. but to the
class in general. Another reason our kids need to learn how to handle the
computer is because our whole lives now revolve around computers, these days
everyone has to know computers, for schoolwork, as professionals, and even
to fill order at any fast food place!"
"Parents should ask their teachers to use School-ToGo.com. Teachers
recommend books and products that are directly related to the children
they teach. Very soon, parents will be able to purchase through the
site, and the teacher will then get a percentage back to purchase
resources for their own classrooms. Check out http://school-togo.com. "
"I am glad to give my opinion about fund raising for schools. I feel anyone who is a taxpayer has a say so and as a grandparent to 5 in public schools, nothing is more upsetting to me than fundraisers,even when my 2 were in school. We in SC pay enough wrongly spent taxes, plus a state lottery (which I disagree with) to cover what the schools needs are. I talked to the elementary school's principal who blamed the need of fundraisers on our governor. I have learned from calling our state governor's office that if the administrators down to principals salaries weren't so nicely padded with the money, there would not only be more money for the classroom, but the teachers would be paid more.Our children are worth more than having to hear there's not enough money to go on field trips,etc!!!!This is pathetic! "
"Why doesn't this school take campbell soup labels and box tops? I have a lot of both and hate to give them to a different school when i know this school needs help. "
"Great website! Amazing! Wonderful way to motivate parents to do something for their kids schools. Thank you. Yanick."
"I was a child once and had to sell all kinds of fundraising 'stuff'. As an adult I was guilted into buying it and as a parent I am making a change.
Growkids Fundraising is the eco-concious choice in fundraising. Schools keep 50% of the profit and Growkids plants a tree for every sales participant. Supporters can shop from six different product catagories of exclusive high design merchandise that is actually useful.
Growkids fundraising teaches children to be responisble sellers and consumers. "
"I am interested in recycling--cash for cans, newspaper, etc. My grandchildren go to school in another town,but I would contribute to their school if I could."
I found out that Office Depot offers 5% back to school program. They also do the PTA program too. I didn't know which one to choose from and also I didn't have any information for the PTA. So everytime I order supplies, I use the 5% back to school to help our school. Target stores also do that and I added San Jacinto to the help the school program. There is help there, just got to look."
"Our family is stretching its budget to enroll our gifted child in a for-profit, expensive private school because our area has no schools for gifted children and the local public schools are in bad shape.
Unfortunately, the school has a group of rich, bored housewives on the PTO. These few women have made the PTO their jobs and have coerced the school administration into fundraising assemblies that brainwash the kids into selling gift wrap and magazine subscriptions so the kids can have unnecessary 'entertainment' assemblies and other frivolous extras at school.
Fortunately, the school has avoided a required contribution amount, but the PTO blackmails students and parents into contributing nonetheless, with incentives like free-dress days and cheap toy prizes.
Meanwhile, I'm stuck trying to explain this bald capatalistic greed to my young child, who just wants to fit in, get along, and learn. What a shame."
This email is to inform you that not all internet fundraising program that offer 40 to 50% of the proceeds are bogus. We have a very legitimate Company that has Organizations like Schools sell gift cards to donors who can shop on our website. The Company nmae is Communities4Giving and our website is Communitystorecatalog.com We pride ourselves in helping the children and not scamming anyone. Do we make money? Of course we do, but very, very little and not at the expense of these Organizations EVER! So please take the time to check us out. We don't require any money up front, no contracts, no product handling and they get their funds right off the top. That's Communitystorecatalog.com for maximum profits for your Schools."
"there are schools with parent association organizations or home school organizations. These groups do not include teachers, whether by intention or accidently, they too need to get credit for what they are doing. They help the schools and provide as much support as the other groups. So let's here it for all the groups with or without teachers, there are parents who will carry the load."
"my 5yr old just started school.My husband has been attending booster meeting for a month now. We have notice that are school is doing a fundraiser for a fundraise.We also found out that the funds are going to a computer program 'punch a paragraph' that seems unnecessary.I mean what, the teahers can't teach them that? I think that every school should have a money adviser, maybe some of the petty stuff will be more limitted on what school funds are really going to. I think we should redirect focus on other programs like art and music that can build passion and charter at Elementary school.I feel that if parents are giving there school there hard earned cash then it should go on stuff that is really needed. Not on coffe and donuts at PTA mettings. I urge parents to get involved and the parents who are involved to speak up, that is what you go to mettings for.Parents can make a differnce."
"I agree! HEARTof.com is the ticket! We have been using them
successfully and they pay the biggest rebates of any site we've found.
"Schoolpop recently gobbled up Schoolcash, and schools can now
now expect to earn less cash. Schoolpop donates a much smaller percentage of
shoppers' purchase prices.
That's why I recommend www.HEARTof.com. They have over 300 leading online
merchants and they offer the web's biggest donations -- up to 40% of
"I have found an answer to the fundraising problem. It is
called Fundever. This company offers families discounted (up to 70% off
retail) EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS, like Leapfrog, computer software, and books.
Finally, something that offers a value and promotes education. Your school
can raise money year-round by shopping their website at www.fundever.com!
It's worth looking into!
"In response to the private school mentioned, I agree that
public glory or shame shouldn't be used to make parents involved with
fundraising. On the other point, parents that have doubts the school's need
for fundraisers should maybe volunteer some time at their child's school,
(not just one day, but over time) to get a really good look at what kind of
budget the school has to work with and where the money goes. I think that
seeing with their own eyes how creative teachers and schools are with the
limited funds would answer any questions they have. If there are still any
doubts, set up an appointment and speak with the principal about the
school's budget. Maybe you could offer some suggestions.
"I have 5 children and they have attended a local Catholic
School here in our area we have been there for 18 years. The fund raising
there has gotten out of control to the point where our HSA (HOME SCHOOL
ASSOCIATION) has driven everyone out. They want us to sign a contract to be
a silent supporter and pay $600.00. Or be an active supporter and agree to
every fundraiser whether you support it or not. And raise $487.00. Last week
they even sent home a statement of names listed for the parents of the
school of who gave what. Please!!! let me know Is this not wrong? We
consider ourselves Christian people but believe that you can not strong arm
people into giving sometimes money that they just don't have. Is this how
Christ taught people to live? So at this point we are prepared to leave the
school. I am very unhappy about it but I feel that this is the right thing
to do. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. PS we also realize
that Catholic schools need money to keep going However can't the parents
agree on how they would like to raise the funds? And not some hotshot chosen
for the board.
I am a Mom with 2 year old. I have been seen a lot of fund raising from the
schools. I am worried that all our kids and parents are just doing make
more money. We need to teach kids to savings, care for people, doing good
things for the school, family, friends and study. Study is their first
thing. They don't have to worry about the money at young ages. We pay lot
of for taxes and we have lottory to help school too. But we still doing fund
raising, even more then before. Where are all those money goes? I bet that
if you give school more and more money, they still will have fund
We as an person has to make ends-meet, why don't our schools make it too.
What kind of example are we give to our kids.