A pledge drive is a fundraiser where your students ask for donations from family and friends to help fund programs and equipment that enrich their education. A pledge drive can be an event like a Jog-A-Thon or Walk-A-Thon, but it can also be a Read A Thon or Donation Drive that doesn't occur on a specific date.
Pledge drives are the easiest way for schools to raise big money. Unlike product sales, they don't require your students to sell and distribute products, and your school can keep every dollar raised.
Kids raise an average of $140 each. Students using PledgeStar generally raise twice as much as those who don't.
Grandparents, aunts, uncles and close friends would happily donate if asked, but many parents feel uncomfortable soliciting them. This deprives your school of thousands in donations. PledgeStar solves this problem by making it fun and easy to ask. Parents simply enter family and friends' names and email addresses or text message numbers, then PledgeStar sends pledge requests from the children that are so cute and effective, over half result in donations. Parents can even post the pledge requests on social media. PledgeStar also streamlines the process with secure, online donations that go directly into the school's account.