Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: with the dustbunnies & sugar beans
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i think the biggest fundraiser for our co-op playschool last year, and in years past, was a silent auction. the parents organized it all and the moms and dads who did it got tons of donations from the local community ranging from theatre tickets, dinners out, artwork (some created with the help of the kids), spa days, ceramic painting, golf packages, and i think i remember a vacation package, too. my sister (different school) bid and won on a vacation to france at her child's public elementary school (a parent orig from france had a chalet near a ski resort).
our playschool also had a big consignment sale in the fall (like a yardsale, but pickier about the stuff being in primo condition).
we also had scrip programs with the local grocery stores and whole foods and local coop and other programs like "make a plate", school pictures (one of the dad's took them), make your own pizza kit and cookie dough (through little caesar's), usborne books (a mom was a distributor). we did scholastic, too, but i didn't think that raised money for the school, but got points for the teachers or something. i'm sure i'm leaving something out, but by far i think the biggest fund-raiser was the silent auction.
Mama to two girl beans, Feb 2001 and Nov 2003 . DH , and two crazy . Running on biodiesel since 2004! "All you fascists are bound to lose" — Woody Guthrie