Participation in specialized activities deepens the school experience and teaches skills that can’t always be picked up in the classroom. If a student wants to play in the school band, learn to program a computer, or be part of the football team, that should be within their reach. Unfortunately, there’s a rapidly growing barrier: The steady uptick of cash students are asked to contribute out of pocket.
Continuing to ask families for more funds isn’t a great answer.
It’s not sustainable. And educators shouldn’t have to dip into their wallets to equip their classrooms, labs, and practice fields.
This is where the fundraiser comes in. Fundraisers have always been an enormous service to communities and organizations. Over time, they’ve become a vital source of financial support for schools and parent-teacher groups. Fundraising is a strong solution for lean budgets. Not only does it keep clubs and programs going, it boosts student engagement in and enthusiasm for school overall.
Help Our School: a far better way to fundraise
Most fundraising programs prey on the goodwill of those wanting to help. Supporters feel compelled to buy products and services they don’t even need or use, often at super-inflated pricing.
After noticing this we thought, “This model is flawed. It needs to change.” So we set out to do just that.
Our team believes a fundraiser is only effective if it meets three specific goals:
Show a financial return to the fundraising group
Offer value to supporters who buy the product or service offered
Provide noticeable/measurable benefit to the community
We call that a Win-Win-Win program, and we built it.
With Help Our School, supporters save money and time while helping their schools.