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A new slant on educational fund-raising

Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at 9:29 PM

It may come as no surprise to many of you who read the blog that I am involved with eBay education. During the holidays coming up, I would be willing to teach a free Basic of Selling on eBay to two people from each school in Bedford County, if they want to set up an eBay account to sell donations from the community.

It is amazing what you will find at the convenience centers that is perfectly good and able to be sold. Community members could drop off these items or donate their unwanted estate sale items to be sold on eBay, with 100% of the profits going to the school or organizations that participate.

There are numerous ways they could also use this as an educational exercise, like teaching high school students how to manage a business, collect and categorize merchandise, write listings, research value, work up the photography, fulfill orders, packaging, shipping, accounting, cost analysis, etc.

Talk about an educational recycling program!

If any schools are interested, contact me through the e-mail link attached to this blog. It would also be good to talk it out on this blog so we can get a variety of ideas.

Setting up an eBay account is free and the one-time class would be free. Great price!


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Thanks for your interest Tamera. The time and place will need to be developed by the schools and PTOs wanting to attend.

After I offered this I remember from 3-4 years as PTO president that most will not meet again until after the new year and getting the schools to make decisions like this will take more time than the next few weeks, so it may be some time in the spring before it comes to fruition.

I am ready and willing, but I need to get as many schools together at one time, since my time is limited.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 28, 2007, at 7:49 PM

Thank you for explaining more about the class you are offering.

I think it sounds wonderful and I truely hope that someone from the schools will participate. I hope to be in attendance, if you could please tell me when and where the class will be held that would be great.

I will also contact some of the PTO board members that I know and send them a link to this blog!

-- Posted by tamerajesch on Wed, Nov 28, 2007, at 7:52 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.