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“Thanks to PledgeStar, we raised $16,000 more than we did last year!”

PERRI PENDLETON, CIRCLE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

February 7, 2019

Primrose Hill Elementary School Quadruples Their Earnings After Switching to PledgeStar!

PTO member Kristen Van Hull had one goal in mind when volunteering to run Primrose Hill Elementary School’s Jog-A-Thon for her fourth year, raise more than ever in order to fund a new playground. In the past, Van Hull worked exceptionally hard to organize an event that was both fun and raised money for the school, however the school’s proceeds never exceeded $3,500. In order to reach her goal, she knew she had to do something different, so Van Hull took to the internet to research the best online fundraising platforms out there.

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February 7, 2019

Welcome in the new year with PledgeStar!

If you’ve been thinking about using an online fundraising system for your Jog-A-Thon, Walk-A-Thon, Read-A-Thon or other pledge drive, take a look at our 2018 fundraising statistics to see why you should consider using PledgeStar:

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November 6, 2018

Math-A-Thon Equals Success for Tucson Elementary School!

Making math fun for kids can be challenging, but Ventana Vista Elementary School recently figured out a way to get kids excited about learning AND raise money for their school at the same time. Every year, the school holds a fun and educational Math-A-Thon during regular class hours. Students are given a packet geared toward their math level and challenged to solve as many equations as possible before their time is up. Packets are then graded and students collect money from family and friends according to the number of problems they answered correctly.

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October 10, 2018

Eagle Hills Soars Even Higher Using PledgeStar!

When parent volunteer Amy Crookston noticed a PledgeStar online fundraising sign hanging at a neighboring elementary school, she thought it might be something interesting to look into for her own kids’ school. She contacted PTO members for their experiences with the company. One year later, when when she added PledgeStar and their Walk-A-Thon doubled the amount of money it had raised in the past, she was glad she did.

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July 3, 2018

Randolph rockets past their goals!

After running Randolph Elementary’s annual walk-a-thon for the third year in a row, PTA President Kathy Hansen wanted to do something different to encourage her participants to raise more funds than ever before.Months earlier, her children had participated in the school’s annual magazine sale fundraiser, but they complained that they didn’t win any prizes for their efforts. That gave her an idea…

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May 3, 2018

Spring Fundraising Wrap-Up

As another school year draws to a close, we look back on a record-breaking year, and forward to new features designed to make your 2018-19 school-year fundraiser your best one yet!This year, we helped schools and other youth organizations raise more than $20 million, with kids raising an average of $140 each. PledgeStar’s automated pledge request system helped kids solicit donations from over 1.2 million family and friends around the world.

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May 3, 2018

Socks Serve up Success at St. Hedwig School

St. Hedwig School in Los Alamitos, California used PledgeStar to help raise more money during the school’s inaugural Jog-a-Thon fundraiser.Co-Jog-a-Thon Chair and PA Board Member Erin de Lucia was first made aware of the PledgeStar online fundraising system after hearing rave reviews about the service from one of her friends at Lowell Elementary School in neighboring Long Beach, California.

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February 28, 2018

Crocker Highlands Elementary Fights Back Against Budget Cuts With Help From PledgeStar

Crocker Highlands Elementary in Oakland, California has used the PledgeStar system for the past two years. This year, they raised over $122,000; more than double the amount the school earned in the same event without PledgeStar. PTA member Colleen Orfuss researched several online fundraising platforms before last year’s Walk-A-Thon. She wanted a system that was…

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January 24, 2018

Happy New Year From PledgeStar!

Last year, 745 schools and other organizations who added the PledgeStar online fundraising system to their pledge drives raised over $20 million. That’s 50% more than they raised before adding PledgeStar! Why not raise 50% more for your school or group? Thanks to feedback provided by PledgeStar customers in our post-event survey, we’ve added several…

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