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Actual Alternative Fundraising letter from a school PTA and posted to facebook by Dee Wise Heinz.

ROCKWELL, TX – Dee Wise Heinz, of Rockwell, Texas, never expected the viral response after she posted a note from her school PTA on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.  The unnamed school PTA send an Alternative Fundraiser note to families. (see below)  The note suggested, with great humor, different levels of giving as an alternative to traditional fundraiser activities throughout the year at the school.

Heinz posted a picture of the notice on her Facebook page Tuesday night with the caption “I love that our school PTA has a great sense of humor.”  The post has had nearly 125,000 shares as of this writing.

Dee Wise Heinz wrote on facebook a few hours ago: “I just got off the phone with CNN and I’m talking with Good Morning America in the morning. It’s crazy. Seriously. Family Circle and HuffPost50 and Scary Mommy and tons of other high follower pages have shared it too. I just can’t get over a simple post that I made for my friends has garnered this kind of response. Never underestimate the power of the internet. Wow!”



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