School budgets are strained across the country. Schools bring on Peachjar when they are ready to go paperless for Free. Peachjar reduces teachers having to hand out hundreds of paper flyers that make their way through the school. Going Green, saving 2-3 tons of paper per school and reducing the use of copy machine ink and cartridges. Parent organizations such as the PTA make approximately 10,000 copies per school year. Each school spends about $5,000 making copies. Peachjar can help on all accounts, reducing labor, paper, and copy machine cost.
This is a winning proposition for all stakeholders – schools, parents, students, staff, advertisers, and the environment. Peachjar is much more than just a cloud based service that sends flyers to your smart phone. It is a totally new way to help our schools nationwide.
Peachjar helps the schools. This sustainable system saves precious time and materials. Going paperless reduces strain on school staff. Additionally, all teachers and school personnel enjoy a free “drop box” to distribute artwork, assignments and information
Peachjar helps the parents. With flyers in one central location, parents can now enjoy better organization and find all Enrichment activities in their local community. Parents use the “SHARE” feature to tie into their social network using Facebook and Twitter to coordinate with other parents which activity they may be signing up for. The “NOTIFY ME” feature sends notification of new flyers directly to the parents email and smart phone.
Peachjar helps the environment. Each year 2-3 tons of paper per school makes the journey home in our children’s backpacks, with the majority of it landing in the trash. Peachjar reduces this waste by delivering important information electronically home to parents.
Peachjar helps the community. Hundreds of businesses distribute flyers for enrichment programs such as music lessons, dance classes, karate, sports, and after school activities. For a typical school, one of those businesses spends a lot of money and time on a flyer that is only around for one day before ending up in the trash. Peachjar advertises those same programs for a minimum of 30 days at much less cost than paper flyers, helping reach new customers and target their key audience through social media.
It's a win-win-win. Peachjar is a company with a social conscious. We are proud to be part of something that will have a lasting impact on our schools, on our community, and on our world.
Learn how you can make a difference by starting Peachjar at your school.
The following link will give you a good perspective of how Peachjar will look for your school: Sunset Hills Elementary's Peachjar
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By Nicole Tawney | Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 | Updated 2:56 PM PS
While most schools have the ability to print important flyers that are then given to students, due to recent budget cuts, some schools are faced with finding new ways to inform parents of important information. The Peachjar Project, an organization dedicated to saving the environment, has created an efficient, long term and sustainable way to help schools in their precarious financial situations. The Project is able to create new streams of revenue by saving money, time, and increasing their exposure and advertising; 20% of their cost going directly back to the school advertised, thus creating revenue for that school. Peachjar takes the flyers children bring home and puts them online, not only saving huge amounts of money, but also saving up to 2 to 3 tons of paper, per school, per year. Through this project, schools are able to raise money and reduce the number of hours of labor and cut down on wasted paper.
Del Sur Elementary, a local, progressive and green certified school, recently lost their Title One funding for next year's school year. The Peachjar Project stepped in to give a helping hand and save the school money by reducing paper usage and putting information online. Peachjar's main commitment is to help school enrichment programs, save money, time, and help parents stay organized through use of alerts that parents can register for and receive to their computer or smart phone at their convenience. The school hopes that The Peachjar Project will teach children how to save our limited natural resources. Peachjar Project hopes that the example of Del Sur is just the beginning of making a substantial impact on San Diego schools.