Raise $30,000 or More With Your School Fundraising

Topics: NAESP Partner

As a new school year kicks off, it’s the perfect time to evaluate your school’s fundraising program. What if fundraising was as easy as using gift cards to pay for everyday purchases? No selling. No extra money out of pocket.

With gift card fundraising, families in your school can raise money anytime, anywhere—whether they’re buying groceries, grabbing a coffee, or filling up their gas tank.

How does gift card fundraising work?

Families use the website or mobile app to buy gift cards to pay for their everyday purchases, instead of using credit cards or cash. The brands give back 2 percent to 20 percent with each purchase and the earnings from your participants are distributed to your school fundraising account.

With 750-plus brands to choose from and options for eGift cards and physical gift cards, families can easily earn on household spend. Plus, gift cards make great gifts for teachers and other school staff too.

Top-selling brands include:

  • Amazon.com
  • Walmart
  • Starbucks
  • The Home Depot
  • Visa

Why choose gift card fundraising?

  • High earning potential. There is no limit on how much your school can raise. Many families earn $1,000 or more every year. The more participants, the higher the earnings.
  • No selling. No extra time. Say goodbye to the hassles of traditional fundraisers—there’s no need to spend hours selling things, knocking on doors, or planning events.
  • No registration fees. The program is free to set up, with no minimums or membership fees. Participants only pay for the gift cards they purchase.

“I love the ease of raising funds for our school by shopping with gift cards. I am able to buy gift cards for my everyday shopping needs and earn money for activities at their school. It is so easy!” says Crystal H., who earns for her children’s school.

Whether you are looking for a year-round fundraiser or an effective way to raise funds during the holiday season, now is a great time to get started. Learn more and start a free program at ShopWithScrip.com/naesp-fundraiser.

This article was contributed by ShopWithScrip, a top-earning fundraiser supporting schools across the U.S. for 25-plus years. Whether your school needs funds for new technology, field trips, classroom supplies, tuition assistance, or a combination of things, every dollar raised helps provide a better education for your students.