ShareRewards Helps Local Schools Bridge Budget Deficit

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Announcing a New Community-based Program to Assist Local School Systems Raise Additional Funds for Important Education Needs

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new grassroots program to produce badly needed funds for local schools

ShareRewards has developed a new program that brings community school supporters and local businesses together to form a powerful economic engine for a new source of local school funding.

Since schools systems have limited options when it comes to raising money –bake sales, carnivals, golf tourneys… ShareRewards has designed an exciting new program which taps into the overall flow of everyday commerce to develop significant new revenue for the schools.

ShareRewards uses the highly successful principles of frequent flyer programs to create a unique approach to school fundraising. Whenever a supporter shops at a participating merchant, rather than earning points to later redeem for awards, a portion of the purchase price is donated directly to the school or district foundation that the shopper has designated- the ones that matter most to them.

“The foundation of our country depends on how we educate and equip our children to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
Taxes are core but often fall short of fulfilling the hopes of parents and administrators. Our program provides a new approach … using the consumer's purchasing power to generate funds that go directly to those particular schools that matter most to them,” said James Dunne, President of ShareRewards.

With the common goal of providing a quality education for our children, the program is designed to benefit everyone ... local businesses, the school system and school supporters.

How does the Program work?

The program is sponsored by the local school district’s foundation.

Merchants in the community will enroll in the program and choose to rebate a percentage of each supporter’s purchase dollar to the schools as a tangible show of support.

School district supporters (parents, friends, etc.) enroll and their credit transactions are automatically identified for rebate amount when they shop at sponsoring merchants.

The rebate is donated to the district by the supporters.

The strength of the program is that it is simple for the supporters, the merchants and the district but sophisticated behind the scenes. It offers a robust marketing system designed to build sales and enhance communications between customers and local businesses.

The program is already operational in one major Texas district and is under review by districts around the country.

ShareRewards is a Dallas TX based company specializing in the development of custom loyalty and affinity group marketing and fundraising programs for commercial and nonprofit organizations.

If you’d like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with James Dunne, please call Bo Williamson at 214-451-2786 or email Bo at bwilliamson(at)sharerewards(dot)com

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