(Closed) So frustrated!!! $$ and education

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@peachacid:  You should see if a local newspaper would write an article about it. My little sister and brother’s Quiz Bowl team was featured in a story because they were the first in that area to qualify for the national competition and the teacher just mentioned that they were not going due to finances. Someone actually donated the money to send them to Chicago for the competition. It paid for the hotel, flight, competition, and food for 10 high school students and the teacher and her husband – their son was part of the competition as well so the husband served as an additional chaperone.

I am sure there are other fundraising opportunities other Bees will throw out there.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@peachacid:  What about joining one of those fundraising websites? There are many out there, and sometimes you can even get anonymous donations.

Link it on Facebook and hopefully people will share with their friends etc.

This sounds like a good cause.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Could you have the kids help you? Buy boxes of candy bars from Gordon’s or Sam’s Club and have your kids sell them? Send a note home explaining the need and ask for donations?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Partner up with a local restaurant and ask them to give x% of their proceeds from the night to your reading program.  We used to do this with a local pizza joint in high school all the time, and it always raised big bucks!  You advertise around the school, through local newspapers/media, or send out flyers, and tell people that their money that night is benefitting literacy for local students.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

What about the PTA/PTO?  Ours always has enough money at the end of the year to buy a “gift” for the school. (Usually ours buys something I would not have picked, but that’s a whole different rant!)

I also agree with the restaurant nights.  Our school does those quite often and they always get a lot of money from them.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I see you already made a site, but here is one I’ve donated to before: http://www.donorschoose.org/

 

Teachers put up a little description of what they need money for and donors can choose who and what to donate to.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’d also try soliciting local businesses that are education-related, you’d be surprised at how much people are willing to help!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d ask friends or businesses to donate – perhaps one of the parents is a business owner… $400 could probably come from one or two people.

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