MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KXAN) – Marble Falls’ father hopes to skip the inconvenient act of trying to sell random kitchen products to his neighbors, but still raise the money needed for his young son’s school to build a chicken coop. The result is GoFundMe which we think you should read.
Jacob Taylor says Tira Vista Montessori School has sent home catalogs for parents – inside: “Let’s do it” tortilla heater, avocado peeler, egg-beating mold (we don’t even know) and Gourmet Hotel Blair, among the other products you did not know you needed – And do not.
Taylor did not want to go door to door with his 18-month-old son who sells avocado peelers and gourmet melon balls, so he started GoFundMe instead, begging the public to spare him the need to make an offer for his sales. Neighbors.
“So what position am I taking, exactly? Here it is: You’re giving me $ 5. That’s it. You’re giving me $ 5, I stop harassing you about fundraising, everyone’s happy. “An avocado peeler for $ 12 (a real item in this catalog) and you should not give me money for a huge piece of junk that you will never use or enjoy,” Taylor wrote in GoFundMe.
Another benefit, Taylor notes, is that 100% of the money from GoFundMe will go to the school and the coop, which will teach students about sustainable agriculture. In the meantime, if you buy products from the catalog only 40% of the money will go to school, according to a letter sent home to parents.
To break it down: for an egg bite mold worth $ 18, only about $ 7 will go to school. Taylor also notes that: “You can get the exact same thing on Amazon for $ 11.88. So you can get an egg mold and you still have an extra $ 6.12 to donate to a chicken coop.”
Taylor has been a teacher for 16 years and knows the struggles that schools face in raising money. He himself brought students to him to buy catalog products. His problem is not with the fundraising itself, just the tool to raise the money.
“Because we are teachers, we have a ‘we will do everything to provide what the children need’ perspective. In fact, I posted an update on GoFundMe that one of my friends said they would donate $ 20 to our GoFundMe if I let my daughter cut my hair,” he said. Taylor. You can see from the video below that Taylor did.
“Teachers are willing to sacrifice our honor to help children,” he said.
Taylor assures us that all the money will go to the school. In fact, you may be able to save other parents from also selling their catalog products.
“Please, give me $ 5. I swear I’m going to give it to the school, I’m just really, really, not wanting to go sell things to strangers,” Taylor wrote.
You can find Taylor’s GoFundMe here. The school needs $ 500 to build the coop.