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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:06 pm    Post subject: fundraiser? Reply with quote

Has anyone tried doing a fundraiser? I was looking around and was thinking it would be great to help pay for school books, fieldtrips, ect for my kids but I'm not sure if a single family can do it. Has anyone ever done it and how did it go? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not done one yet, but I would recommend Reach for the Stars from Usborne Books. (I feel I must admit I am an Usborne consultant so I am biased...) If you can get a few other families to do it together it would be even better because you could encourage each other. But it is totally win-win. Your children read for 30 or minutes each day for two weeks. They get people to sponsor them in the read-a-thon. They get 70% of the money to invest in Usborne books (a total win for a homeschooling family) and you get the other 30% cash! Anyone who wants more information (I don't want to turn this into a huge advertisement...) please email me at usbornebooks4you@gmail.com
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to the Usborne site and the program sounds good but it seems to be more for younger age children. My kids are 6th and 7th grade so I don't think this would help but thank you anyways.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

betterley wrote:
I went to the Usborne site and the program sounds good but it seems to be more for younger age children. My kids are 6th and 7th grade so I don't think this would help but thank you anyways.


Gosh we do this in public Middle schools all the time... I certainly would not see why you could not do it with a 6th or 7th grader. (I'll have to take a better look at what we publicize on our web site to see how they are gearing this...) We do have books on those levels as well. (We have a whole surviving middle school set...) but if you don't feel this would work with your specific children, obviously you know them better than me and I would never say anything is "one size fits all" Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I just missed the middle school stuff. I did look kind of fast because I was pressed for time. If you find the middle school books can you e-mail me with it or post it here. Thank you so much. Books would really help out a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try getting some fund raising ideas from this site, i bookmarked this a couple of months back...

www.easy-fundraising-ideas.com

hope it helps carol... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we did a car wash and had a multi-family yard sale. A bunch of HS families did these together to pay for our field trips.
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