Fundraising for “Electives” and “Extras”
Today people are having second thoughts about selling sweets as a way to raise money for children’s “electives” and “extras.” And when many local schools and organizations sell the same items, like wrapping paper or photo mugs, well, buyers burn out. OOZ & OZ has an alternative – a fundraiser project that offers your students genuinely creative activities, and fun entrepreneurial opportunities. The real cornerstones of a vital American educational system.
My Background: Art Teacher, Award-Winning Toy Inventor, Fundraiser Designer
As a life-long educator passionate about the necessity of creative outlets in the curriculum, I wondered how I might help. A brainstorm! What if students drew their own little 5″ square normal (not morphed) drawings, and OOZ & OZ morphed them for free to create a school’s very own anamorphic coloring pages to sell? The children can make their little drawings at any grade level, in any culture, at school, during extended care, or at home. Drawings can be tied to any unit of study, be interdisciplinary, or be the student’s own choice of subject.
OOZ & OZ – PTA Joint Project
The PTA gathers the drawings for us to pick up. OOZ & OZ selects and morphs 30 of the school’s best drawings, plus 1 of the school’s very own mascot. We also add a page of fascinating facts about anamorphoscopes – this delightful, engaging optical illusion device used by Renaissance artists and spies to hide secret images in plain sight!
We print the 32 pages in an 8.5″ x 11″ coloring book format at no cost to the PTA. We provide the PTA with sample “morphed coloring books” and all marketing and sales materials.
Is Your PTA Ready for a Fresh, New Fundraising Project?
Wouldn’t your PTA families favor students selling their OWN unique, creative, educational products over other people’s commercial stuff? Are they open to an entrepreneurial venture in which children and parents can take genuine pride?