New School Fundraising Promotions Help Pay for Extracurricular Activities

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School sports and extracurricular activity leaders are turning to school fundraising catalogs to pay for everything from uniforms to special trips.

School sports teams, clubs, and activity groups are increasingly turning to outside fundraising to supplement tight school budgeting. In the past few years, Maredy Fundraising Company has been helping schools keep their sports teams, music programs, and even the school prom by providing fundraising ideas that go beyond the simple glee club promotion.

“In the past few years, all kinds of extracurricular groups have been turning to Maredy for help in meeting their budget goals,” said Carlton Van Putten, President of Maredy Fundraising Company. “Where we once were helping defray the cost of the school trip or the uniforms, now Maredy School Fundraising projects are paying for gasoline, equipment, and even the extra insurance costs of teams and clubs.”

Maredy Fundraising catalog programs raise money by selling popular gift items such as candy, cookie dough, and gift wrap. Most students circulate school fundraising catalogs among interested friends and family members, who often pass the popular catalogs among their co-workers. “Previous fundraising projects were primarily based on door-to-door fundraising,” said Van Putten “but today’s school fundraiser project makes it possible to make fundraising easy without using sales pitches or interrupting strangers at home.”

In an age of tighter education budgets, programs that were taken for granted 20 years ago need additional funding for their very survival. After school clubs and special groups like chess teams and music groups need extra money for gasoline, food, and lodging on field trips and for tournaments. Maredy fundraising catalogs help fill funding gaps and in some cases account for a majority of the budget for these groups. In fact, some community and church youth programs receive no school funding at all and use Maredy for 100% of their fundraising budget.

About Maredy:

Maredy Corporation is a catalog fundraising company specializing in school fundraiser events. Founded in 1988, Maredy has distribution locations in Illinois and California totaling over 60,000 square feet. Maredy’s product line includes candy, chocolate, and cookie dough fundraiser products. Their web presence, offers free catalogs to elementary school fundraisers, teen, cheerleader, and community group fundraising, as well as information and ideas for fundraising projects. Over two million individuals have sold Maredy fundraising products to raise money for fundraiser events.


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