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The Proof is in the Cheddar: Elementary Collects Big

We can’t think of a better time to share results like these. Spring break is coming to an end for most families and that means…sadly (and happily, depending on how you look at it), that the end of the school year is right around the corner.

As most parents can attest, the end of the year comes with a flurry of activity that requires us to weigh in…and often pay in! There are end-of-year parties, gift cards for bus drivers, and the infamous “end-of-year” teacher gift. Never was there a more perfect use for Cheddar Up than the beloved teacher gift. Let us share with you why…

Results You Can’t Ignore

At the end of 2013, Cherry Hills Village Elementary used Cheddar Up to help collect for a school-wide holiday gift for the school‘s support staff. The gift collection was well promoted to all families via the school‘s weekly e-newsletter, website and room mother communications.

Families had the option to contribute by: 1) Mailing a check to the parent volunteer, or 2) Paying online quickly and easily via Cheddar Up. The school’s families embraced

Cheddar Up and greatly appreciated the ease of online payment. And the increased participation numbers prove it.

Cheddar Up simplified the collection process, with nearly 70% of the contributing families paying via Cheddar Up. This allowed the parent volunteer who coordinated the collection to avoid multiple trips to the bank, spreadsheets and awkward reminders.

The best part…compared to last year, this year’s gift collection proved a: 33% increase in the amount collected and a 54% increase in family participation!

Easy paying for parents, easy collecting for schools and parent volunteers, and a bigger gift for the hardworking school staff. That’s what we call a win-win!

What’s our key takeaway? Give parents an easy way to contribute and they will! You’ve got to make it easy. 

Say Thanks to Your Teachers While Giving Back to Your School