The early arrival of spring has got people all over Michigan moving out of doors and into their re connection with nature. Schools are gearing up for their final push to gain recognition and designation of a “Michigan Green School.”
Greenfundraiserstore.com has announced this years fund raising effort for the Michigan Green Schools has expanded in a big way this year. Last year the focus was on a composting pail that is used right in the kitchen to snatch up those biodegradable and compostable kitchen scraps. GFS presented a check to help offset the cost of the event held at the Oakland Intermediate School District in Oakland County Michigan.
This year the MGS Eco Tee will again generate funds but this year they will go directly to the schools who partner on the project. The shirt is an “eco tee” by the standards the company has set in that it is made of either organic cotton or recycled content and/or it has an eco-friendly imprint. Don Sherman is the founder of the Greenfundraiserstore.com and its sister company known as “The Ecological Tee Shirt Company”. Sherman indicates that 25% if the proceeds will go back to the schools who participate in the partnership.
Greenfundraiserstore.com was founded in April of 2010 and has provided fund raising activities throughout Oakland County since its inception. Sherman indicated that he is ready to step up activities to include Wayne County and Macomb County this year. Sherman said “In addition to creating a new way to provide education based fund raising we also want to be a job creator”. This past year Sherman’s company provided employment opportunities through consulting relationships and helped his supplier base to be able to keep their workers employed. Sherman said ” This year we worked with the Oakland University Business Incubator on an internship partnership that yielded very favorable results for us. The talent and enthusiasm of the internship program is pretty remarkable.”