Fund raising

July 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm 6 comments

Let’s face it: our schools need money. Any money that the community can raise either through fund raising or grants can be used to enhance the classroom experience. Please share your questions and ideas here.


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  • 1. Cyrus  |  July 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    One fundraising idea is to have food donated by merchants and parents to be sold at a school potluck dinner, which can happen on its own or in conjunction with a special event, e.g. “Science Night”.

    • 2. durhamdare  |  July 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm

      Have you ever tried this at your school? How did it work? Which businesses are particularly receptive to this kind of approach?

  • 3. Cyrus  |  July 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Another fundraising idea is to pursue grants. Comments responding to this submission about finding and getting grants should be segregated from comments related to fundraising via potluck dinners.

  • 4. Margaret Cox  |  August 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    A few years ago, the PTSA at Durham School of the Arts began a fund-raising campaign asking parents to make a tax-deductible, one-time donation for $10 or more. We make more this way, it’s easy…..write a letter, stuff it in envelope, mail, wait for checks to come back, count, and deposit. No door to door or hitting up neighbors and relatives anymore. Parents love it because they don’t have to keep track of stuff!

  • 5. Nancy Cox  |  October 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    From Meg Yarbrough, past, Secretary for Hillandale Elementary PTA, who was in charge of their Fall Fundraiser where they used Wool E. Bull from the Durham Bulls to kick it off. The Durham Bulls wanted to let DPS know that Wool E. Bull is available for school activities free of charge. She said that their kids were thrilled that he was there; that he took a lot of time to go to each and every classroom and was great with the kids.

    The contacts name is Nicholas Tennant and his e-mail address is

  • 6. Amy Rucker  |  September 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    We offer super easy, no fuss fundraisers for local schools through Plum District. We pay $3 per subscriber that we receive through a school, and it costs the parents nothing!
    We are an upscale daily deal site specifically for moms, and are launching in Durham/Chapel Hill soon.
    I would love to share the specifics with anyone interested.


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