The cash for trash name is catchy, but it's not meant to diminish what have become very successful programs for many groups. This North Carolina story itemizes how several local groups are seeing more and more success with these "passive" (no selling) fundraising programs.

It's always been true that grocery stores are the big wins in these type of programs, because parents spend so much money every week on these staples. Also true that all "cash for trash" programs aren't created equal. Check out our feature story for PTO Today Ratings of these fundraising programs.