Originally Posted by candy.johnston71
My child's private school was always getting my kids to ask us or our neibours for money by selling all sorts of things. Most of the fundraisers would take too much work, and I know the parents were getting tired of getting asked for donations.
Last year our private school found this company http://www.FundRaisingPrintStore.com
that has gives you an "Online Print Store", for all of the items that they had to print anyways. They also gave the school 15% commission on ALL ORDERS put through our private schoolís branded site, and we didnít have to do anything!
They even got their business cards for all the staff loaded in the site. Speaking to the principal, he said that it saved him time and money this way.
They have a special offering for private schools which I was told about. If you go to Private School Fund Raising Program
(http://www.fundraisingprintstore.com/private-school.html - broken link) to get the discounted rate.
It works really well for us
I just don't see where 15% commission is very much for the work that is done. It FAR benefits the company vs. the school. That is where my problem lies with this whole fundraising thing.
When I first moved down here when I was 16, my private school in Rock Hill did a Krispy Kreme FUNdraiser thing. Each of the students in my class (There was 16 of us) were given 20 boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts and told to sell them to whomever. What we didn't sell, we had to make up the balance to the class. So if given 20 boxes of donuts to sell for $2.00 or whatever it costs, if I only sold 10 boxes, I owed my "class" $20.00. Well, I was new in town and didn't know anyone and couldn't sell any.
I refused to pay the class any of the money and got in trouble
It was the silliest thing.
Now I see that they have these "parties" for the kids that sell a certain amount and the kids that don't have to sit in the classroom. HOW DEMEANING!!! We have to do a better job with the children. Didn't I vote for Bonds or something so that we don't have to pimp our children out to sell junk to our neighbors? Who's really winning here? It's certainly not the children!!! More like the company that makes the junk!!