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» Who is Fundmyclassroom.com?
» Who is Selfless Media?
» Our schools receive state support, why are they looking for private funding?
» What is the cost or catch?
» Will you sell my contact info?

 

Who is Fundmyclassroom.com?

Fundmyclassroom.com (a division of Selfless Media) is a website free of charge and easy to use that provides funding opportunities with 100% directed back to the classroom. Teachers are able to register for a variety of school supplies and resources, Parents log in and select items to purchase from this list and items are shipped directly to the school. It’s that easy. In addition, Fundmyclassroom.com can be used to raise funds for specific projects such as playground equipment and field trips to anywhere such as Washington, D.C. or Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.

Who is Selfless Media?

We are a group of people dedicated to meaningful community impact by providing a convenient vehicle for education related projects and non-profit companies to raise funds that are cost and overhead free. Our mission is to support our communities through Fundmyclassroom.com, Fundkidsports.com and Bidtocare.com.

Selfless Media needs funds to sustain, grow and create much needed jobs. We are committed to doing so through corporate underwriting and sponsorships and NOT as a cost to our intended beneficiaries. Excess funds above and beyond sustainability will be given back to communities through presented humanitarian projects. We’re redefining.

Our schools receive state support, why are they looking for private funding?

It is not news that schools receive less and less funding from the state, bond proposals are shot down, and last school year $1.6 billion dollars was spent in our country by our teachers, all out of pocket! Let’s enhance the education of our children by making sure the classroom has the supplies it needs. Let’s solidify learning in the minds of our children by giving them a field trip to enhance a lesson. Let’s give them the latest playground equipment through special project funding to give them one more reason to love going to school. Children are our future. Let’s invest there.

What is the cost or catch?

No cost or catch. We realize that our children are our future and that our classrooms have been underfunded for a very long time.

Will you sell my contact info?

Absolutely not. There is no amount of money that can replace lost privacy. If we decide to start a dating website, we’ll let you know.


Teachers

 

» How long does it take to get items that have been purchased for me?
» Am I able to check my inventory to see what has been purchased?
» How can I be successful in getting my wish list fulfilled?
» Can I add to my wish list throughout the year?
» How long does it take to register?
» How do I roll it out to parents and the community?
» How long do items stay on my wish list?
» What happens to my wish list after all items are fulfilled?
» Will I know who purchased the items? Or am I notified when items are purchased?
» How do I ask for funding for a field trip?
» How do I ask for funding for a special project?
» What if my project or field trip is under or over funded?

 

How long does it take to get items that have been purchased for me?

Assuming that items are not backordered (which is not common), you will receive your items within a week after they were purchased.

Am I able to check my inventory to see what has been purchased?

Yes, you will receive emails every time an item has been purchased from your Wishlist.

How can I be successful in getting my wish list fulfilled?

Communicate, communicate, communicate. Make sure you are actively using fundmyclassroom.com and all it has to offer from the registering for supplies to funding a field trip. The more fundmyclassroom.com is used by the friends and family of your classroom , the more it becomes an effective tool for everyone. And don’t be afraid to ask, as a parent, this is an awesome convenience.

Can I add to my wish list throughout the year?

Yes, at any time. You will begin to understand quantity management and supply priority. If it’s August, select your ‘beginning of the school year’ classroom supplies, then in October, you can look at ordering more specialty items such as craft supplies that support your learning curriculum.

How long does it take to register?

Registration takes five minutes. It may take longer to build your wish list unless you choose one of our standard classroom supply templates (which can be modified!).

How do I roll it out to parents and the community?

Once you have registered on Fundmyclassroom.com, a form letter will be generated for you that can be sent from you to friends and family of your classroom. Build your wish list, and start dreaming of all the supplies that will show up at your door!

How long do items stay on my wish list?

Items stay on your wish list indefinitely unless you remove them or they are purchased for you.

What happens to my wish list after all items are fulfilled?

A wish list is ongoing, it will be ready for you to add items as you need them.

Will I know who purchased the items? Or am I notified when items are purchased?

That option is left up to the donor to decide if they would like to remain anonymous or not.

How do I ask for funding for a field trip?

Our intent is not to rock the boat in your workplace. Please follow the procedures to obtain approval through your school system.

Once approved, log onto Fundmyclassroom.com and click on the “Submit Fundraising Campaign”. Fill out the ‘easy to use’ form being creative, descriptive and meaningful to ensure the best results. Communicate the project through your usual channels: email, classroom newsletter, contact local businesses. Give the children in your classroom freedom to be creative on how to let potential donors know of your cause.

How do I ask for funding for a special project?

Get your project approved through usual channels.

Once approved, log onto Fundmyclassroom.com and click on the “Submit Fundraising Campaign”. Fill out the ‘easy to use’ form being creative, descriptive and meaningful to ensure the best results. Communicate the project through your usual channels: email, classroom newsletter, contact local businesses. Give the children in your classroom freedom to be creative on how to let potential donors know of your cause.

What if my project or field trip is under or over funded?

Great question! First, your project cannot be overfunded through Fundmyclassroom.com. Once you reach the goal, the project is closed. This is to protect the integrity of your project and the security of giving for your donors.

If your project is under-funded, consider pushing your timeframe into the future, changing up your asking methods and giving it another go. As Fundmyclassroom.com grows we will have more ideas to share as we learn of successes throughout out network.


For Donors, parents, family, friends:

 

» How long does it take to register?
» What ways can I give?
» How do I purchase items for a teacher?
» What forms of payment are accepted?
» What if I don’t have a credit card or paypal account?
» What fees are charged?
» Is my donation to classroom supplies, field trip or special project tax deductible?
» Is there a minimum donation?
» Are there fees when making a monetary donation for field trips or special projects?

 

How long does it take to register?

Five minutes. We try to be respectful of your time.

What ways can I give?

Stay in touch with your teacher and ask where they need help. You can purchase specific items for the classroom, help fund a field trip or special project. Through Fundmyclassroom.com, you are able to purchase and send school supplies to the classroom directly and provide monetary donations if they have a field trip or project registered through Fundmyclassroom.com.

Don’t underestimate the need for volunteer hours and don’t be afraid to ask. It takes a village!

How do I purchase items for a teacher?

It’s Easy Peasy!

  1. Go to fundmyclassroom.com
  2. Register yourself as a donor if you haven’t already
  3. Browse teachers and find their name
  4. Review the supplies the teacher has registered for
  5. Place items in your basket
  6. Check out and pay
  7. Order is automatically shipped to the teacher’s classroom on your behalf
  8. Smiling, happy people everywhere

What forms of payment are accepted?

All major credit cards, PayPal and BillMeLater.

What if I don’t have a credit card or paypal account?

No worries. You can also use a debit card.

A PayPal account is easy to set up and secure to use, utilizing a checking account or debit/credit card.

What fees are charged?

No fees. Nothing hidden.

Is my donation to classroom supplies, field trip or special project tax deductible?

We always advise consulting a tax professional for your specific situation.

The good news is that because you are purchasing supplies through Fundmyclassroom.com, the “classroom” will benefit making your purchase tax deductible. If supplies purchased were for a specific student, your purchase would NOT be tax deductible. On average teachers spent $484 per classroom in out of pocket spending towards supplies and in our area, this amount is probably higher. Supplies are needed and you can help.

Monetary donations to field trips and projects are tax deductible with a verified receipt. A receipt for your donation is provided through Fundmyclassroom.com. A cash donation is not tax deductible if there are no verifiable records associated with the donation.

Is there a minimum donation?

For school supplies there is no minimum donation but consider what may be fair depending on the number of students in that classroom. Also remember that not everyone can afford to send in supplies. Help a neighbor out!

For field trips and project there is no minimum donation, although for ease, we recommend whole dollar amounts.

Are there fees when making a monetary donation for field trips or special projects?

There are no fees from Fundmyclassroom.com. 100% of funds are directed back to the field trip or project.


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