Fundraising in school and as part of extracurricular activities can seem like a necessary chore, but in reality, it teaches your child a whole host of things. Fundraising contributes to your child’s development in and out of the classroom. Here are some of the many valuable things that your child can learn from fundraising.
Goal setting is a skill that your child will use throughout life, whether it’s saving up for a car as a teenager or wanting to be promoted at work in their twenties. Fundraising allows children to set specific goals and work through the process towards achieving them. The skills that they develop through your school fundraiser will be called upon time and time again at home and in the workplace! Prizes and incentives are a simple way to get your child to set a goal, as the stuffed animal or toy they want comes at a price.
Learning Math Skills
Any time your child handles money, they are learning math skills—and fundraising is no exception. As they try to reach their goal, have them calculate what percentage of the goal they have reached so far or how much they need to raise until they meet it. You can also use fundraising as basic money counting practice.
Many teenagers work customer service jobs before they transition into an office or other setting, and fundraising is a great way to build that skill set. Developing a sales pitch, setting sales goals, smiling, and pitching products to family and friends are all great ways to learn customer service skills. The presentation skills they learn now will come in handy in the future whether it’s a job interview or working at the local coffee shop.
Claire’s Gourmet Keeps Fundraising Fun!
If you are looking for a way to help your children and the organizations they are involved in develop fundraising strategies, hosting a fundraiser with Claire’s Gourmet is a great way to do so. We are happy to help you every step of the way, from choosing the delicious products to sell, to planning the fundraiser, to keeping track of your progress online, we have you covered. We have been working in schools and organizations since 1969 to offer high quality products like gourmet desserts, pizza, popcorn, and sweet treats that sell themselves and help you meet your fundraising goals. For more information on our fundraising programs, visit us online or give us a call at 800-359-1919. For more fun fundraising tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.