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Fundraisers have traditionally focused on baking cookies, selling wrapping paper, and going door to door to sell various items. With today's childhood obesity epidemic and time strapped parents, fundraising tends to be more of a hassle than anything. has reinvented school fundraising where no one needs to spend money. Everyone makes money instead.

Deep River, CT, October 28, 2010 --( Most schools and parents agree that there needs to be an easier way to raise money for their children and students. In the past, the fundraisers of choice have involved baked goods and sweets. With today's childhood obesity epidemic, this may not be the healthiest fundraising option for kids, and it's time consuming for the parents. Most moms work during the day, so finding time to make brownies is almost impossible. Some schools and youth leagues decide to let the kids endure the embarrassment of going door to door to sell wrapping paper, cookie tins, and other Christmas goodies out of catalogues. Parents usually have to drive behind in a car to make sure their child is safe, which takes time out of their busy day. Of course, most kind-hearted neighbors can't resist the kid's cute faces, or maybe they take sympathy on them, and they buy something from the catalog.

What if there was a fundraiser where the group holding the fundraiser and the participants could all earn money? No wrapping paper, no cookies, just cold hard cash that everyone could use. In today's economy, everyone is looking to make money to get by. A new fundraiser where everyone makes money was recently introduced by the book buyback company Everyone has books lying around that they have already read, and this fundraiser would allow people to sell back their books for cash. The fundraising group would encourage students and parents to sell back books they aren't using anymore. When the participants make an account with, they enter in the fundraiser's group referral code. The referral code is obtained when the fundraising group makes an account with This tracks all books sold back during the book buyback drive. For each book buyback that gets sent in during the fundraiser with the club's code, the fundraising group receives a referral commission. And participants get the chance to make money on their used books.

One PTA group held a book buyback fundraiser. "It was one of the easiest fundraisers we have held. We sent flyers containing our referral code home with parents , and in a few days we had made over $400. You just have to specify which books to sell back, like current bestsellers and non-fiction books," sayd Linda of the CT PTA.

Even though there has been a need, there hasn't been much change to fundraising over the years. Parents have gotten busier, time has become scarcer, and fundraising hasn't changed to accommodate this. Now there is a more time efficient option to earn money for school and youth groups.

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