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theschoolboards
09-10-2010, 09:03 AM
An excerpt from the SFGate column (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/10/BUVI1FASCE.DTL) by Andrew Ross:
Spare change?

Starting Monday, your pennies, nickels and dimes will be gratefully received in collection boxes at public schools in San Francisco and South San Francisco, and Walgreens stores in both cities.

In another sign of the economic times, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with local businesses, banks and the two cities' school districts in a three-week campaign cheerfully called "The Coin Rush!"

"If you do the math," said Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve Falk, citing a U.S. Mint estimate that $80 million worth of pennies alone are circulating or unaccounted for in the Bay Area, "we can see that collecting pennies, nickels and dimes can add up to a significant amount for our schools."

Yes, it has come to this. "There's a bittersweet aspect, certainly," said Chris Armentrout, director of development and local government affairs for the San Francisco Unified School District. "But it's a creative way to raise funds, in addition to our other efforts. Let's leave no stone unturned."

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What other creative ways have your PTA come up with to raise money for your school?