Elementary School Fundraising

Written by Samuel Wong
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When I was a kid, my elementary school fundraising experience consisted of selling candy bars one year, and selling gift wrap and other generic gifts the next. Needless to say, I found it very unappealing. It was probably due to the fact that I dreaded going door to door to sell these things. Or maybe it was because every other kid in the neighborhood was selling the same stuff.

Luckily these days, elementary school fundraising has become easier and more appealing. There are many more options available to schools when choosing a fundraising program. Schools today can partner with local restaurants and grocery stores, so all a student has to do is tell his parents and their friends where to eat and where to shop. Parents like it because they don't have to turn anyone down. They always need a tasty dinner or groceries!

Modern-day Elementary School Fundraising

Many big-name retailers like Target and Wal-Mart are big supporters of and participants in elementary school fundraising. A portion of a customer's purchases can be designated to go toward a local school's fundraising program. Shoppers who do not have school-aged children can even choose which school will benefit from their purchases.

Elementary school fundraising makes it possible for kids to visit local museums and other educational destinations. Reading about dinosaurs and watching videos about those giant creatures is only so exciting for a child. Getting to ride on the bus into the city to the local natural history museum is an experience he or she will remember for the rest of his or her life.

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