Smarter, greener school fundraising
- Growums – Growums are garden kits that are fun, simple learning tools that teach children and adults about growing their own food. Each kit has seeds that work together in a theme so the fruits of the garden can create pizza, taco, ratatouille, salad, stir-fry, or herbs. Kits are sold for $10 and schools get what is called a “generous portion;” plus a portion of each kit sold gets donated to help feed hungry children.
- Saving Dinner Fundraiser - This fundraiser not only has the goal of raising money for the school; it also wants to help families in the community get back to the dinner table. Digital menu planners and recipes are packaged by theme (Busy Mom, Gluten-Free, Frugal and more), and people can check out the packages online. All purchasing of the products are done online, so there is a lot less paperwork and hassle for the fundraising chairs to deal with.
- Chicobag Fundraising – I love my reusable Chicobags, and the company is one that I support wholeheartedly. They offer a bag fundraiser for schools with a risk-free 50 percent return on their investment. They also offer a curriculum that allows teachers to tie environmental education into the fundraising.
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