South Whitley, IN, September 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- In recent weeks a national survey conducted by Stumps Spirit revealed that school buyers nationwide are spending much less on spirit supplies this year. The survey found that 65% of schools are spending less or not purchasing this year for fall homecoming and spirit events.
As the 2008-2009 school year begins school buyers nationwide are finding that decreasing budgets and economic uncertainty is forcing them to buy less. This budget cut is affecting every aspect of the school budget from teachers, new textbook, and music/art program cuts to the cutting out of some school sports altogether. Some schools are even canceling events that they have held in previous years.
“It is unfortunate that today’s economic climate is influencing many of our school customers nationally in such a negative way,” Shep Moyle, President of Stumps Spirit said. “In order to help customers during these difficult times and budget constraints, Stumps Spirit has reduced prices on over 400 items and introduced a new value line of fundraising and spirit products to help schools stretch their dollar.”
“We believe all schools should not have to cancel homecoming events or spirit activities because they are an integral part of the high school experience,” Jacquie Downey, Director or Business to Business Brands said. “We will do our part to help schools and students nationally still create magic and memories throughout the fall with low priced items to stretch their dollar.”
Since 1926, ShindigZ has been America’s leading supplier of Prom and party supplies. Its family of brands includes Stumps Prom, Stumps Spirit, Everything Elementary, ShindigZ, BannerZ by ShindigZ, Costumes by ShindigZ, BirthdayZ by ShindigZ, Prom Wishes, American Prom, and SpiritLine. It ships products from its facilities in South Whitley, Ind. across the United States and around the world to 55 countries. With more than 36,000 products, eight different catalogs, and 10 distinct websites, it provides customers with the complete party solution. For more information about ShindigZ, go to http://www.shindigz.com.