Work together as a community to reach your fundraising goals. These group-organized fundraising activities help the Thrift Shop by promoting the shop, bringing in donations, and providing other needed support.
All of our fundraising options are subject to our budget and the needs of the shop. Our profits are determined month-to-month, based on sales and operating costs, and we do our best to project our profits for each school year. We reserve the right to change our program as needed at any time.
All of our fundraising opportunities are promotional in nature and are coordinated through your School Rep. When you fundraise with us, your group will promote our shop and grow our community profile within your school community. In this way, our distributions help grow our profits.
Here's what groups can do:
Show Your Support: member PTOs, teams, student clubs and groups currently registered with the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop are invited to participate in the promotional "Show Your Support" fundraising program. Make a 12 inch wide by 18 inch tall poster to showcase your school group in the store. Shoppers show their support by shopping and - for every $5 spent in the shop - dropping a token into your collection jar. Token totals at the end of each week determine the amount of funds your group receives. We will showcase four groups per week this year during weeks when AAPS is in session. *No groups will be booked during scheduled 2011-2012 AAPS break weeks this year. Payouts for this fundraising activity occur at our regular distributions in September, January, and May. Email us for details, dates and poster specifications so your group can be a part of this fun, community-based fundraising opportunity. firstname.lastname@example.org
Promos in Publications: Promote the shop in your school, PTO, team, group, or club annual or seasonal publications using set promotional PDFs. This promotional activity helps spread the word about the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop and its work on behalf of AAPS students to your school community. It's an easy way to earn extra funds for your group. Eligible publications are wide-ranging and include school directories, PTO and PTSO newsletters/e-newsletters plus seasonal team sports programs, performance programs and playbills (including theatre, orchestra, band, choir and jazz band), and other year- or season-long publications, as deemed appropriate. A PDF of our Promo is provided and must be used as provided for a full page. Verification copies of each publication must be provided to ensure payout. Funding rates are based on the publications' nature, frequency, and reach. Payouts for this fundraising activity occur at our regular distributions in September, January, and May. Email us about your school publication and book a page to promote the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop. email@example.com