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Thank you teacher service to benefit PTAs

Thank you teacher service to benefit PTAs

Children’s online gift service timto has created a new service for pupils and their parents to thank their teacher at the end of term and generate income for charities and parent teacher associations (PTAs).

Timto aims to move beyond the standard end of term gifts such as flowers, wine and chocolates by letting parents and children create a collective online ‘thank you page’ through which pupils can contribute towards a joint gift. In addition a proportion of the money will be donated to the school PTA or a charity.

Sandra Taylor of Teachers Support Network said: “The timto teachers service is a wonderful idea. Whilst our teachers appreciate the gifts given to them by their pupils, there is inevitably a lot of waste and often an element of competition among parents associated. This way, not only does the teacher receive a meaningful gift but the school PTA can benefit too!”

Nathan Cornish, Co-founder of timto, explained: “As a family-run business, we understand the importance of educating children about the environment and charitable giving and feel this new service is a great way to bring these messages to life. With timto teachers we could immediately see the many benefits for children, parents and schools, and we are extremely excited to launch the service”.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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