September 17th, 2013

Green Your School Fundraising

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The school fundraising packet just arrived. Did you get yours? I browsed through mine and ended up circling wrapping paper, ribbons and more wrapping paper. Every year I scour the fundraising packet for stainless steel or reusable options. There are generally a few eco choices buried behind the piles of wrapping paper and chocolates. Every year I promise myself that I’ll just write a check and call it a day, but then I start circling and find myself ordering reams of wrapping paper and boxes of chocolate. Just what I don’t need.

Why aren’t there eco-friendly fundraising options?

There are.

This past spring our schools partnered with NSTAR, our local gas and electric company, for a fantastic fundraising event. We were able to order a variety of CFL bulbs and/or a Smart Strip power strip. 

Now there’s another option. MightyNest, one of the Groovy Green Livin’s long-time sponsors. came up with an innovative idea for school fundraising. They launched  the MightyNest for Schools program.

For those of you unfamiliar with MightyNest they’re an online shop started by a husband and wife team. Their site is filled with useful information and natural, organic and non-toxic products all in one place. All of their products are free from known toxic ingredients such as: BPA, PVC, Phthalates, Lead, Melamine, Formaldehyde, Flame retardants, Parabens and more.

So what is MightyNest for Schools?

It’s a simple way to raise money while engaging your school community in healthy living.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Raise money for your school while buying products you’ll love! 15% of every order you place at MightyNest can be donated to an elementary or pre-school of your choosing. Your child’s school, a family member’s school or one in your community: pick the school you’d like to receive a donation from your orders.
  2. Engage your school community around healthy living! Every school in the program has a community page at schools.mightynest.com. On that page, anyone can earn points towards rewards for their school by pledging to take simple, healthy actions. There’s no purchase required to participate, just simple pledges to live a healthy lifestyle.

It’s that easy.

To celebrate the official launch of MightyNest for Schools, one lucky school will earn a $5000 bonus and as many as 50 others can each earn $250 in prizes. The school with the most points wins!

To get started simply:

  1. Look-up your school at schools.mightynest.com and join the page.
  2. Share the page with your family and friends (their purchases and actions count, too)!
  3. Share the page with your PTA.

Any other ideas for a great ‘green’ fundraiser? 

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8 Responses to “Green Your School Fundraising”

  1. These tips are fantastic – thanks for sharing them.
    Jennie Lyon recently posted..7 Ways to Ensure Your Special Needs Child Has a Great School YearMy Profile

  2. Sounds like a great program, but a bit of a bummer it only benefits pre/elementary schools.
    Cathy recently posted..5 Things You Thought You Never Needed to Know About MeMy Profile

  3. What a great suggestion! I love Mighty Nest’s products and programs. I hope this catches on. Everybody wins!
    Deborah Davis recently posted..You Decide: The Health Benefits of a Meat Free Diet vs The Scary Truth About Eating AnimalsMy Profile

  4. Can Canadian schools join too?
    Jen @ Go Green recently posted..Top 4 Food LabelsMy Profile

  5. My kids are a year away from school and as I start to look at schools one of the things that kills me is the awful and unhealthy fundraisers they have. So happy to see that Mighty Nest has such an innovative idea!
    Leigh @Greenforu recently posted..Parents: What To Ask About Greening The ClassroomMy Profile

  6. There are a lot of horrible fundraisers out there- I’ve certainly seen a few. I’m also noticing a shift towards eco-friendly options. Hopefully by the time your kids make it into the schools there will be better options Leigh.

  7. Good question Jen. I’ll have to ask MightyNest.

  8. Nice Sharing, thanks to share this nice post about school fundraising. Collecting donations for children are really a great thing. I am also supporting online fundraising for charities, churches, individuals and fundraising organizations.

    Nicole Martin

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I hope you'll join me as I embark on a journey to live a healthy life. Along the way I might make a few pit stops to fight for issues that affect the health and safety of our families. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us. Together we'll discover that simple, small changes can lead to a healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

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