Or 'hello again', if you've seen us in the PTA UK or PTA + magazines. We're Pink & Greene, the online card shop that partners with schools (and charities, like the National Trust), donating some of our income whenever parents shop.
We like to ask new PTAs and schools why they joined us. One of our most recent, the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith replied in just seven words: "Lovely cards, and simple to set up"
The top five reasons are:
1. The products and the service are great.
We stock the same cards that you'll find in John Lewis or W H Smith but, because we don't have any shops, we can charge less. We send out orders promptly (free post, if £10 or more) and, if a customer isn't happy, we guarantee a full refund.
2. There's no extra work for the school or the PTA.
Schools and PTAs are busy. We don't ask you to do anything beyond telling parents about us in your standard newsletters or Parentmails. We'll do the rest, and send you a cheque every quarter.
3. Asking parents to buy good quality cards (that they buy already) at great prices is easier than selling raffle tickets for prizes they may not want.
We all buy cards: on average 31 each per year. If only half the parents of a typical school shop bought from us, our donations would be worth over £500.
4. Parents can shop with confidence.
Our cards are made in England from sustainable, recyclable or compostable materials; we're a supporter of the Institute of Fundraising; we're listed in the PTA UK and PTA+ Supplier Directories and our site uses the latest shopping security technology.
5. The regular promotions keep parents interested.
We send out frequent offers and discounts to partners, that they can pass on to supporters to maximise donations. There's something new every month that (if you wish) you can talk about.
So do visit www.pinkandgreene.com and join us!
Alternatively, if you'd like us to email you a copy of 'Working with Pink & Greene', which tells you more about our products and our site, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fundraiser Support Team
Pink & Greene
31, Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1HP