Garbage Bags? Some schools are selling more than candy to raise money…

Schools are selling more than candy to raise money? When Beth Hendrickson (principal of St. Ann Inter- parochial School in Morganfield, Kentucky) first proposed selling “garbage bags” instead of candy as a school fundraiser  “people laughed at us  …at first.”

Seriously, the school makes $20,000 dollars a year selling garbage bags. “Nobody needs candy,” Principal Hendrickson says. “But trash bags – that’s something everybody needs.”  The trash bag sale, done through Bags for Bucks, is just one alternative to the traditional fundraising done each fall. Another non-traditional item sold for fundraising by the school in Kentucky: Bed sheets (by Amadora).  The first year, the school sold about $16,000 dollars worth of sheets to fund new classroom technology. The down side: Schools only keep a portion (42% on average) of what they sell, according to the Association of Fund-Raising

**Some schools have done away with catalog sales altogether, instead asking parents to make direct donations. Distributors and Suppliers. Direct Donations make sense: 100% of your donation goes to support PTA programs (not 50%, as before) and it’s tax deductible!” www.philly.com/philly/education/20130717_ap_c82bd2f3bd7042eb8ccd64855d2a5cfc.html#Ym0HJwDS9whtKWbD.99

BTW: School groups raise more than $1.5 billion every year selling various products — the profits account for about 80% of the funds for such “extras” as computers, field trips, and playground equipment.  More fundraising options:  http://www.greatschools.org/improvement/volunteering/13-raising-money-for-your-school.gs

 

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm