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Below are answers to some questions that our users often ask.
Our mall is set up to easily enhance school fundraising activity. Any purchase that is made through yourhomework.com earns a donation. Here is how it works:
Fundraising on the same web site as assignment information has many advantages. Parents already using yourhomework.com can now remember to give your school fundraising income when shopping online. And shoppers can designate donations be given to a specific course or targeted fund.
YES! yourhomework.com selects only the best of Internet shopping web sites. We allow only the most well-known and trusted merchants to participate in our Mall. We make sure that the participating merchants return high donations so that the schools benefit as much as possible. This saves schools much research time and hours of staff commitment.
NO! Shoppers receive the same prices and services as they do if they go directly to the merchants' web sites. In fact, sometimes we will offer promotions from the same merchants that are exclusive through our mall. There will be no donation for any purchases made by visiting the merchant's web site directly, your shoppers must select the merchant through yourhomework.com so we can keep track of their purchase.
YES! Many teachers post assignments for their classes on yourhomework.com. Shoppers can select participating INDIVIDUAL COURSES to earn funds, giving teachers a resource to fulfill specific needs of their students. Each registered course has a Course ID number that shoppers can input when selecting the recipient of their donations. Principals have the option to restrict funds to the entire school if they wish.
YES! We allow up to three courses or schools to share your shopping donations. Many parents have children in different schools. Relatives and friends can now give to several schools and classes at once automatically. The shopper allocates the percentage each school or class receives.
Simply let your school community know that by shopping through our Mall your school receives funds. This encourages online shoppers to make their dollars count directly towards your own school funding. The more online shoppers that select your school the more money the school receives. Communication with all members of your school community will ensure an ongoing source of income. Your school community includes parents, teachers, alumni, relatives, neighbors, and local businesses.
YES! You can set up a course on yourhomework.com for any specific fundraising need at your school. Simply create a course on yourhomework.com for the fundraiser and inform your school community of the course ID. Visitors can then select that course as the recipient of their shopping donations. It's so easy!
A letter to all members of the school community is a good way to let everyone know that this type of fundraising is available. Remind them that it costs them nothing to participate, and that it is ongoing rather than a temporary event. Establish a parent email list and send monthly reminders about shopping through the Mall/Fundraiser. Users often forget to participate while shopping online. Click here to print out a Parent Letter telling your parents about this opportunity.
YES! Schools that desire reports detailing the individual shoppers who supported their fundraiser can request this service for a flat rate of $20 per report.