>Hi Y'all! > I teach in Texas (Austin, but Round Rock ISD) and our budget varies >from school to school. I get about $700 per year for just over 600 >kids. In my district, we all (elementary art teachers) put together an >art t-shirt to sell for youth art month. The artwork is selected from >student entries and one is chosen each year. We sell the shirts for $6 >each, making a profit of about $1.50 - $2.00 per shirt. Whatever money >is made from this sale (each campus does their own sale) goes toward art >enrichment (up to the individual teacher to decide). > This is great for those last minute lesson ideas >where you don't have all the supplies on hand. The only bad part is that >you have to buy it first then get reimbursed, which sometimes takes an >act of God (at least on our campus!). >Good luck! And I must say I am envious of those $8-10 per student >campuses! I would love to see some of what you can do with that much money!! > >Teri
Thanks for giving me another idea. I especially like the fact that it is
centered around youth art month. Who prints your T-shirts? How
successful are the sales? Do you involve the community?
I enjoy working with the kids. Unfortunately, the economic status of
the neighborhood is quite poor. This makes me somewhat hesitant about
fundraising and its success. Do you have any tips or words of