Traditional school fundraising methods can be time-consuming and ineffective, distracting attention from education and netting very little money.
New printable grocery coupons from CommonKindness.com offer a better fundraising solution. By donating 20% of its revenues to the nonprofits customers choose, CommonKindness.com helps parents raise funds for schools and other favorite causes while saving on grocery bills.
“School fundraisers don’t have to require moms strong-arming their co-workers into buying overpriced scented candles, or kids banging down the neighbors’ doors to get them to buy unwanted magazine subscriptions or other items they don’t want or need,” said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness.
“We help families fund their favorite nonprofits while they save money on groceries, so everyone wins.”
Freelance parenting writer Sarah Lorge Butler told CBS Money Watch to watch out for sales schemes that take up time and resources and raise little money for schools.
Butler points out that a parent who buys a $23 candle may net the school half, or $11.50. But if the family doesn’t really need the candle, they would be better off just writing the school a check for the full $23 and cutting out the candle company.
Fundraising Made Easy…and Rewarding
To use CommonKindness coupons, shoppers create an account at the CommonKindness.com website, then choose their favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. They can then download printable grocery coupons for items they typically use or want to try, and head to the store knowing their purchases will benefit their favorite nonprofit.
For each coupon redeemed, CommonKindness donates 20% of the distribution fee it receives to the shopper’s designated nonprofit group.
To learn more, go to http://www.commonkindness.com or call (510) 363-2275.