Sammy OhHoover Elementary
Hoover Elementary in Palo Alto, facing limited resources and volunteer staff, was looking for an alternative way to fundraise. Hoover took a chance and ran a one week fundraiser using Causera. “In less than 30 minutes we selected the deals we liked, set a date to run, and were ready to notify the parents,” said Sammy Oh from the Hoover PTA. By the end of the first week Hoover had raised over $1,100. “The beauty of Causera is the little amount of time it takes. Truly painless in terms of what we had to do”.
Bob RemenMira Loma School
Mira Loma High School seniors needed to raise money, and with limited time before the end of the year, they were running out of options. "Even with our existing fundraising initiatives, the students were coming up short," said Bob Remen, a chairperson with Mira Loma’s PTA. "We tried direct appeals to families throughout the year, as well as pledge drives, email outreach and grants that were unfortunately unsuccessful. The students did not have enough money for all their graduation programs."
Deb KilnerOpen Door Church
Open Door Church in Mountain View, California was raising money to build a school kitchen in Roggie Village, Ethiopia. One first grader at the church set up a fundraiser with Causera to sell t-shirts around the theme "A Recipe for Hope". A group of kids helped design the shirt, pass out flyers, and distribute the final shirts to supporters. The "Recipe for Hope" campaign was a huge success, exceeding the kids' fundraising goals by nearly 20%. Deb Kilner, head of the Roggie Village missions project, noted, "This is so fun – wish I had a grandchild to buy a shirt for!"