SPTC has teamed up with easyfundraising to help provide members with a free, highly effective tool to raise money for their PC/PTAs.
easyfundraising is the UK’s leading good-cause shopping site, and it has helped charities and good causes raise over £6 million while shopping online. This includes an impressive £1.5 million raised solely by educational groups.
Here’s how it works:
- Register your PC/PTA.
- Once you’re registered, search for a retailer you would like to shop with. There are over 2,700 to choose from, including Amazon, John Lewis and Argos. Click through to the retailer and shop as normal. Everything costs exactly the same.
- When you make a purchase the retailer will make a donation to your unit to say thanks for shopping with them.
- Spreading the word to your supporters couldn’t be easier with the free tools that are available within the Raise More area on the website.
- Best of all, fundraising this way doesn’t cost you a penny extra!
We’ve received some great feedback from PC/PTAs that have raised money through easyfundraising. These funds have helped to pay for invaluable equipment and improvements. Sign up today and start raising free funds for your early years setting.
In less than four years, Claire Marshall and her supporters have raised over £1,000 for Sciennes Primary School PTA, Edinburgh.
“These funds have been put towards subsidising school trips for children from families with low income, IT equipment for classrooms, audio-visual equipment for the school hall, swimming, tennis and cycling programmes.”
Since Claire registered her PTA with easyfundraising the cause has gained 111 registered supporters.
“This is an easy way for parents wanting to help in a way that doesn’t cost anything and doesn’t create extra work/effort for them.”
As the School Treasurer, Claire has been active in spreading the word to supporters with flyers, posters and a video presentation to parents.
Claire’s advice is to “get as many people signed up as possible. Be aware that schools/PTAs will need to do an annual recruitment drive as you will have parents moving on when their children leave and new ones start”.
To be part of this fundraising success, register your PC/PTA and start fundraising today.