Profits from the annual auction at the Lincoln K-8 Choice School in Rochester, Minn., are put into a "special projects" fund. Teachers, students, and parents can write a grant request for a school project to be implemented. Parent leaders on the Program Planning Team select which proposals to fund. Over the years, the PPT has paid for drums for the music program, books for the media center, and digital cameras for classrooms.

Lincoln K-8 Choice School PPT, Rochester, Minn.