Talking to Parents about Elementary School Fundraising
At Charleston Wrap, we strive to help you get 100% of students to participate so you don’t just meet, but exceed, your goals. We want everyone – teachers, staff, and parents – to be involved with students’ efforts. It’s not only a way to raise money, but also a way to interact with children, building self-confidence and teaching valuable skills that they will be able to build on as they grow. That’s why it is essential that parents are willing to participate alongside their kids.
Even though Charleston Wrap offers unique, inexpensive, high-quality products, it isn’t uncommon for parents to be less than thrilled when kids come home with catalogs, order forms, and hopes of winning the biggest of prizes, because those parents see a big, complicated process looming. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When you are able to address parents’ concerns, you can turn those perceptions around.
Here are some of the common parent questions and how to answer them.
What if I don’t really need any of these items?
Our product selection includes over 300 attractive and useful items including home and garden, kitchen essentials, jewelry, personalized products, indulgent candy and snacks, magazine subscriptions, 80+ styles of reversible gift wrap, and much more. However, if you truly cannot find anything that you love, don’t worry. Consider items to give as gifts, they are perfect for birthdays, holidays, housewarmings, and other special occasions. You will surely be able to find something for gift-giving– an expense you would have anyway.
What if I find it hard to ask my friends and family for money?
It’s understandable to be concerned with this, especially in today’s economic environment. But when your loved ones see the quality products that we offer, along with the affordable pricing and easy online ordering, they will likely be inclined to help your child’s school with its fundraising efforts. They will not be disappointed with the products they receive.
Won’t I end up doing all of the work?
This is a perfect opportunity for parents and children to work together and share responsibility, but we do make the selling and ordering process easy so that kids are able to do a lot of the work. Including your child in your efforts to help raise money is a chance to teach responsibility, creativity, and communication skills. For example, if you decide to post about your child’s fundraising on your social media, involve your child by asking what they would like for you to include in the post.
How much time is this going to take away from my other responsibilities?
We know that parents are busy with many other responsibilities. That is why we make it really easy to get the word out about your child’s school’s efforts and our product selection with email tools and quick online ordering. You are able to reach out to your friends and family with little more than a few mouse clicks. It doesn’t take a lot of time to help make your child’s elementary school fundraising successful, and the time it does take is well worth it.