Ziggedy offers an easy, no cost option to provide some much-needed support for our teachers.
Irvine, California (PRWEB) August 31, 2016
Ziggedy.com, a cause-shopping website dedicated to generating extra funds for teachers and their classrooms, raised $85,000 in classroom donations in its first year open to teachers.
Ziggedy’s no-cost fundraising solution provides extra funds for K-12 teachers, many of whom spend thousands of dollars out-of-pocket every year on classroom supplies due to lack of funding.
“Teachers spend an average of $1,000 out-of-pocket each year to ensure their classrooms have the necessary supplies,” said Ziggedy’s CEO, Cassidy Neilson. “On one hand, this shows the true dedication of our teachers, but on the other hand, this points to a major issue in education funding. Ziggedy offers an easy, no-cost option to provide some much-needed support for our teachers.”
Ziggedy is available to any teacher in the US and is completely free for both teachers and supporters. Once signed up, teachers invite their friends, family, and classroom parents to support their classrooms on Ziggedy. Supporters generate funds for their teacher by making one click through Ziggedy before shopping as they normally would from any of Ziggedy’s thousands of partnered retailers.
“Teachers who can get 10 to 20 supporters on board can expect to earn between $150 to $200 in extra funds for their classes,” said Neilson. “Based on surveys of our teachers, this will more than double their current budget for school supplies.”
However, Ziggedy’s top teachers have far exceeded these results. The top earning teacher on Ziggedy earned $1,700 in classroom funds during the 2015/2016 school year.
“We know this is still only a drop in the bucket compared to the 2 billion dollars that teachers spend out-of-pocket nationwide,” said Neilson. “We are constantly improving our service based on our teachers’ feedback and are looking forward to helping more teachers cut their out-of-pocket expenses in the coming school year.”
Ziggedy launched its fundraising platform to teachers at the beginning of the 2015/2016 school year. Teachers that sign up on Ziggedy invite their friends, family, and classroom parents to support their class. Supporters earn funds for their teachers when they shop online from thousands of Ziggedy’s partnered retailers, including Walmart, Macy’s, Staples, etc. Ziggedy donates an average of 2.5% of a user’s purchase price back to the supported teacher when they click through the site before making purchases. There is no cost to the supporter or the teacher to earn these funds. For more information, please see http://www.Ziggedy.com