7 yr Old Launches YouTube Fundraising Campaign


My young son Alec and I have been thinking about producing a video together for some time.  When school started and the first of the Mountain Island Elementary PTA fundraisers began, I asked Alec if he would be interested in producing a video to help with his fundraising task.  Enthusiastically Alec said Yes! To help Alec reach his sales goal we launched an online campaign using this blog, YouTube and a grass roots network of loving friends/family.

We humbly ask you to support Alec’s fundraising efforts by watching his video (he is a pretty good little salesman, if I do say so myself) and considering  the purchase of one or more of the many great gifts from Alec’s online catalogue. 

Watch Alec’s Video (click below)
[blip.tv ?posts_id=377627&dest=-1]

Purchase Instructions:

  1. Goto Minkco.com before September 17th (the PTA’s ecommerce partner)
  2. Click the REGISTER Button (Screen:  top, right)
  3. Complete the registration form
  4. Click the PRODUCTS link (Screen: top) and select your products
  5. After chosing your products goto the CHECKOUT
  6. Be sure to include Alec’s School (Mountain Island Elementary) and his name (Alec Easton) in the appropriate checkout form fields, so Alec receives sales credit

Thank you for helping Alec to be his best!


8 Responses to “7 yr Old Launches YouTube Fundraising Campaign”

  1. Dave Summerson Says:

    Great job! I think that this a great way to approach anyone who would like to help out a school or any other program. Online marketing is the new wave of selling product. Why not have kids use it for fundraisers also.


  2. John Easton Says:


    Thank you for visiting and for your comments. Alec will enjoy knowing that others are supportive of his efforts.

    You are correct about businesses (and kids) making use of the online space to market products and services. It suprises me that so few businesses are really taking advantage of this opportunity. I suppose there is some apprehension around new things but if you wait until everyone is doing it you lose your competitive advantage.

    In any event, I will pass your note along to Alec. I am sure he will want to respond directly.


  3. Maria Matthews Says:


    I am so proud of you!! Great job nephew! Keep up the good work! We just started a fundraiser at my school as well and I am going to show this video to my students to encourage them to sell. I don’t think people understand how costly it can be to effectively develop and run programs that ensure the educational betterment of every child!You have done a superb job of getting that message across!
    Good luck!


    Aunt Ria

  4. Kim Says:

    What a great way to teach your son a little about video AND raise money for his school. Great job, Alec.

    I’m in the process of setting up a blog for our PTA. Video will be a great addition to the blog.


  5. John Easton Says:


    Thank you for your great comments. Not only is Alec learning the production process his is also learning lessons in business marketing and self empowerment.

    I think blogging your PTA is an excellent idea. Let me know if you need help brainstorming ideas.

    For those browsing our comments Kim manages a very interesting D-I-Y website on user-generated video content at http://www.scrapbooksalive.com. If you are interested in creative ways to create your own videos for various purposes, Kim as a ton of content.



  6. Neal Pruitt Says:

    What a handsome dude. When you were talking about a kid named Alec and that he was a great salesman I thought for sure you were talking about my Alec.

    I’ve just recorded a wrestling show for him that I will be editing and putting YouTube shortly.

    Great ideas always come from you.

    Best of Luck,
    Neal Pruitt
    Innovator/Motivator/Content Creator
    Educated Vision … for the Highest Degree of Media Production
    770 971 8269

  7. Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound Says:

    Alec is adorable. And the idea of producing a video for this project is priceless. Who could say no to such a cute little kid, all dressed up in his suit and bow tie?

    John, I see another Publicity Hound in the making!

  8. John Easton Says:


    You might be right about an up and coming publicity hound. He was the one who pushed me on the project. To let you and everyone else know, Alec met and far exceeded his sales goals.

    In addition to the fundraising benefits, the school and PTA also received a good bit of coverage about Alec’s little project. Thank you all for your support and encouragement.



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