Fundraising for schools is a top priority these days. Technology is so essential for 21st century learning that we need more money than ever to spend in our classrooms.
On Christmas Break, I was getting ready to go back to work and that of course meant a trip to Staples. My husband and I decided to stock up on essentials since Staples was having their Teacher Appreciation sale. I ran into the Manager of the store, Barry Caplan and he shared with me their ‘School Tools’ fundraiser.
Staples School Tools, is a school supplies kit that is created by teachers, in and for your school, and assembled by Staples. For example, let’s say next year I want my students to come to school with 2 glue sticks, one set of markers, one set of crayons, one set of pencil crayons, a 12 pack of pencils, and 2 erasers. You arrange this with Staples and they send an ordering sheet that you send home to parents. Parents sign up for the kit and pay Staples. Staples does the rest for you. They package up the supplies for you, label it with the child’s name and class and deliver it to your school FOR FREE.
The best part of all of this is that Staples School Tools is an easy and super convenient fundraiser. The school gets to add additional money to the kit price so your school can earn fundraising money on every kit your school sells.
I think this is a huge benefit to schools and teachers. Schools, you can have an easy fundraiser for your school that benefits your students, classrooms and saves parents time. Teachers, you get to pick out exactly what supplies you want to be delivered to your classroom. This can be craft supplies, stickers, markers, kleenex or anything that Staples carries.
Seems like a win win to me.
Speaking of winning, please sign up for a chance to win a $50 gift card for Staples. The winner will be emailed here on Monday January 26th, 2015. Contest only open to Canadians.
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To know more about School Tools, please click here or you can email Barry Caplan at Barry.Caplan@staples.ca.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Staples. As always, the opinions in this post are my own.