Astronaut High Uses Unique Program To Fund Graduation Party
By Space Coast Daily // February 16, 2013
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Astronaut High School in Titusville has raised money to pay for their senior graduation party through a new and unique fundraising program called PaperFunds.
The seniors sold toilet paper and paper towels to their friends and families as well as to local businesses.
“We chose PaperFunds because we felt that a lot of people are tired of the traditional fundraising programs, like cookie dough and wrapping paper, where they are overcharged for items they don’t really need,” said Cindy Barnhart, Astronaut’s fundraising coordinator. “Everybody needs toilet paper and paper towels, and with PaperFunds they get it at a great price while we raise the money we need. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”
Progam participants agreed.
“At about $1 per roll of paper towels and $.29 per roll of toilet paper, it’s hard to find a better deal, which makes it a much easier sale than some of the other fundraising products out there,” said Co-Founder Joe Kuipers. “The best part is that at this pricing the school makes $6 per case of paper towels and $5.20 per case of toilet paper which makes $11.20 for an average sale. That’s pretty strong for simply supplying people with a quality product that they need to purchase anyway.”
The program offers an opportunity to sell to local merchants as well.
“With PaperFunds, you have the unique ability to sell not only to friends and family, but to businesses as well,” said Co-Founder Sam Kuipers. “Restaurants, day cares, offices, churches, and other businesses need and stock up on these items, so it’s not hard to sell multiple cases to them. Most fundraising products can only be sold to friends and families, but with PaperFunds, your target audience is virtually limitless.”
The seniors will take delivery of the toilet paper and paper towels at the school during the week of Nov. 16 and distribute it to their supporters shortly after.
“We’re thrilled with how the program went, and intend to run it again this spring. By then, people will have used up their products and need more. We hope to make this a recurring program that we run a few times each year,” Barnhart said.
PaperFunds, LLC is headquartered in Nokomis. The company runs a fundraising program that sells toilet paper and paper towels as a sensible and practical alternative to traditional product sale fundraisers.
More information can be found at http://www.paperfunds.com/ or by calling 941-485-2539.