I only have a $100 budget for my PE needs — and this year we received more than $500 from our fundraiser to help us purchase new equipment. We are a 60% free and reduced lunch school, and this funding is important, as is teaching students how to take care of the mind and body.
Physical Education Teacher
Hamilton Elementary, Port Angeles, WA
The goal I set for our school that year was to raise $4,000. It was a lofty goal, but we ended up raising almost $8,000! As a result, we got to hang up a rock wall — and my students got to have ownership in that goal.
Natcher Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY
We chose our PTO as our charity, which gave students a concrete idea of what fundraising can do — helping their school and seeing the benefit of that every day.
Forest Park Elementary, O’Fallon, MO
I found that even if I choose the “Pay it Forward” fundraising option — where 25% of the funds raised support a charity of our choice — we still receive 25%, which is more than the 4% that I usually received from other fundraisers we have participated in.
Auquila Elementary, St. Louis Park, MN