As a teacher and parent every year I am always involved with the fundraisers at the school I teach.
Every year we raise money to place into a student fund that is used for the students for things such as field trips, end of the year parties, and for students who can’t afford to buy yearbooks and school supplies.
In order to aid the fundraising process we had a kick-off assembly that we normally have with all fundraisers. At the assembly we informed the students of creative selling techniques and gave away candy. The students were also informed of what the money would be used for, which really got them enthusiastic about raising money for their school.
Raising money definitely isn’t an easy thing to do, especially with the economy. People are trying to save constantly and put away their credit cards for emergency uses only. Informing potential buyers of how the money would be used definitely helps when trying to convince them to buy a bracelet. Normally parents want to help their child and the other children that attend the school in any way they can if possible.
In the end we raised a total of $2500 dollars for the student fund account. Although it wasn’t as much as when we raised money using chocolate, it still helped the students.