However, I recently learned of a new way to get supplies for my classroom. PledgeCents.
Yes! My mind was blown when I learned that I could keep EVERY CENT that I raised. My mind started racing with ideas of what I could get for my classroom. Well here's how it works. It's very simple. I've teamed up with the wonderful people over at PledgeCents to make sure ALL educators know about this opportunity.
1. Head over to PledgeCents. Make an account.
2. Figure out what you want to raise money for and click Create Cause.
3. Simple as that! The steps to create your cause has pop-up information to help you with every single step. It is so easy to maneuver.
Here's why I love PledgeCents.
- You don't have to choose vendors. Say whaaaaat? Yep. No vendors. No searching for what you want. You don't have to worry about a certain place not having something that you need for your classroom. Head over to the website of your choice and get the costs and that's all the shopping you need to do. You'll have to add up your costs to get your cause total, but that's it.
There's no additional costs. You can read that again! PledgeCents does not add additional costs to your funds total. In a nutshell, you don't have to raise additional funds that you'll never see. (Please note: PledgeCents receives a 5% fee for completed causes and 8% for incomplete causes.)
My favorite reason that I LOVE PLEDGECENTS: You get to keep every penny that you raised! If you do or don't meet your goal, PledgeCents sends the money to your school. This is also great because you don't have to pay taxes on this money. Your school get a check for you to shop for your classroom. How amazing is that?
You can send out your cause to parents, family, co-workers, and friends. All that they have to do is give.
This is a GREAT time to get started AND to spread the word about PledgeCents. You can help your school and your classroom all at the same time. PledgeCents is having a contest to help supply classrooms.
Your school could win $1,000 in supplies of their choice. All you have to do to enter is to create a cause. The top 3 schools with the most causes will win either $1,000, $750, or $500 worth of supplies. Head over to PledgeCents to read all the details about how to earn points for #schoolsupplied.
I plan to tell all my parents about PledgeCents on Meet the Teacher night. I've already made my cause. I think this is the PERFECT time to get parents, grandparents, and other stakeholders involved in helping your school community and your classroom. The money goes into your classroom and there's no jumping through loops to make it happen.
With that said, are you ready to go sign up? It takes less than 5 minutes to get signed up and started on your cause. What are some things that you could use for your class? What have you been waiting to buy? What's on your wish list for you classroom? Add these things to your back to school PledgeCents cause and promote it to all your new, excited parents! Then, share this with your co-workers and try to win that $1,000!
Every cent counts!