Ellison–Great American Team up for new fundraising opportunity

by Ellison on March 5, 2009

Unique alliance allows schools to earn shape-cutting equipment at no cost

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (March 5, 2009) Ellison, the world's leading manufacturer of award-winning hand-operated die-cutting equipment, has partnered with Great American Opportunities (GAO), one of the nation’s oldest and most respected fundraising companies, to offer schools the opportunity to earn Ellison® shape-cutting equipment at no cost.

"With ever-tightening budgets and teachers held even more accountable for results, Ellison products make more sense than ever,” said Lisa Corcoran, president and CEO of Ellison. “Through the Great American fundraising opportunity, educators have access to the finest shape-cutting equipment to create powerful reinforcing visuals and engaging hands-on activities. These stimulating sensory learning methods can increase retention and help educators meet important national standards.”

Great American selected Ellison as its partner for this promotion because of Ellison’s outstanding reputation for pioneering and perfecting shape-cutting in the classroom. Ellison has set the standard for developing quality tools designed to encourage creativity across a continuum of subject areas. With a die library currently numbering more than 10,000, Ellison can be found in an estimated 80 percent of schools in the United States.

For more details about this program, please contact Great American at 800.251.1542.

About the Ellison Brand
Since the 1970s, Ellison die-cutting systems have saved crafters and educators alike countless hours of time and relieved them from aching hands. The creative ingenuity of LaDorna and Bob Eichenberg has evolved from the Original Ellison LetterMachine®, the first-ever hand-operated die-cutting machine to the current Ellison product line, which includes the Prestige® Pro, Prestige SpaceSaver™, Prestige Select, AllStar® and RollModel™ die-cutting machines. Today, Ellison products are found in an estimated 80 percent of schools nationwide and are available for consumer use in scrapbook, stationery and craft stores around the world. More information can be found at ellisoneducation.com.

About Ellison Corporate
Since 1977, Ellison has been the leader in die-cutting innovation and product development. Ellison manufactures and distributes the Prestige, RollModel and AllStar product lines and is also the manufacturer, distributor and retailer of Sizzix® consumer die-cutting equipment and ancillary products. Ellison empowers people to express their personal and professional creativity using its innovative products and is committed to continuing this tradition for generations to come.



Media Contact:
Brian Harris 
949-598-8822 ext. 394 

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