Last week I blogged about online fundraisers, but I should have specifically mentioned online TOY fundraising.
By organizing a fundraiser for your school, you are doing more than just helping families acquire award-winning toys for their own personal use (so much healthier than candy drives! and more beneficial to their play-learning experience than wrapping paper). You are also helping children to develop important skills they can use now and in the future: critical business, financial and life skills such as money-management, customer service, goal setting and decision-making. Your school can take their rewards in toys or in cash.
Charities can also utilize online Toy fundraising. In particular, children's charities can take advantage of earning FREE TOYS in lieu of cash. Those toys can be shipped directly to the agenc(ies) you choose, saving you the time and effort. (With gasoline prices mounting, you can save a bundle by letting UPS do the work. It's also a way of reducing your carbon footprint, as that UPS truck is already making the rounds. Go green!)
Learn more at Toy Fundraisers.