West Coast Fundraising of Corona, California, is a family
owned business started in 1988. It is one of the only companies in the United
States owned and operated by teachers. The founders, Don and Shirley Zink, have
had the overwhelming desire to make each school the most money possible while
giving the children an even more important message.
Every program has been built around a theme with powerful values for the children, i.e.,
"Hugs not Drugs"
"Building America 's Future"
"Special Thoughts for Better Living"
"The Bully-free Zone"
"Be a Buddy not a Bully"
"Simple Acts of Care & Kindness"
Each program conveys special messages to help build the self-esteem of children
and to empower them to make the world a better place.
Our overall theme for the last few years has been "The Bully-free Zone" because bullying is a major problem in our schools. Over 160,000 children stay home from school each day - afraid of being bullied - and it's the 3rd largest cause of teen suicide. We need to stop this epidemic, starting with our elementary schools.
Our program has focused on helping children understand what to do if they are being bullied or are witnessing someone else being bullied.
We believe that all children have needs to give and to receive kindness; to be noticed and to recognize others; to be appreciated and to appreciate others. It is our desire to give the teacher some unique tools to help the children understand these values.
"Be a Buddy - not a Bully"
Educators have given our fundraising programs wonderful support. Over 90% of the schools we work with set all-time profit records while having a positive effect on our children.
Just think, together we can take proactive steps with your school to encourage positive change for students, classrooms, communities and society.