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"Doesn't get it any easier than this. We love it and the students love it!"
– Julie Linthicum, Scotland Park Elementary

Passive Fundraising

While most traditional fundraisers require armies of volunteers and put kids and their parents on the front lines of their sales force, the School Spirit Vending program requires no volunteers or added effort from our schools or their families.  We do all the work and they simply cash the check!

School Spirit

Customization is one of the things that makes School Spirit Vending truly unique in the vending industry.  Our professional design team creates custom signage and custom school spirit stickers for all of your schools.  Schools utilize our spirit focus to create unity and promote their pride.


Our focus on education in addition to fundraising is an added benefit to the kids of our schools.  Our exclusive educational Board Games come with most of the stickers vended from our machines, giving our customers (the kids) added value with every purchase.

"This is the easiest fundraising that we’ve ever done!"
– PTO President, West Columbia Elementary

About SSV


Matt & Family, 2007

School Spirit Vending (SSV) is focused on providing hassle-free, year-round fundraising opportunities for as many schools across the country as possible. It’s our goal to help save kids from the door-to-door sales associated with traditional school fundraisers. SSV’s program requires no volunteers, relieving the fundraising burden off of our schools, so they can focus on what they do best – educating our kids!

Founded in 2007, SSV has created a unique community support system across the country for operators and their families. Our focus on creating multigenerational businesses helps develop entrepreneurs in all age groups throughout the SSV team.

Our vision of replacing traditional school fundraising requires that we:

  • Stay on the cutting edge of product innovation in the fundraising arena
  • Pair a unique organizational culture with a profitable business model to attract top performers looking for greater financial freedom
  • Continuously develop innovative marketing strategies that support our team for franchisee profitability
  • Maintain an environment that fosters creativity and sharing of best practices across the SSV franchise team.

"The sticker machines are SO popular! The kids LOVE them"
– Heidi Helstrom – Rhodes Elementary

Why SSV? You Choose...

1. A Business That Fits Into The Cracks Of Your Life:  

The School Spirit Vending program allows for maximum franchisee flexibility due to the limited time commitment necessary to get started.  Long service cycles allow for many on our team to work full-time careers and supplement that primary income stream with opportunities through SSV.

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2. A Lifestyle Business:  

For those looking to break the bonds of a full-time career, School Spirit Vending’s program affords that opportunity as well.  Many on our team today rely on SSV as their primary source of income.  The flexible time commitment required can afford a unique lifestyle for those looking for greater freedom in their life.

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"WOW!! I am impressed with the sheer volume of sales!!"
– PTA Secretary, Northlake Elementary

History of School Spirit Vending


T-38 Instructor Pilot, 1991

Matt Miller, founder of School Spirit Vending, spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot before entering the corporate world to work for Abbott Laboratories and then Valassis. Despite being a top performer for both companies, he had a long-term desire to start his own business and be his own boss.  As fate would have it, a random conversation with a friend about the gum ball machines his family owned sparked an intrigue for Matt and planted the seeds for what would eventually become School Spirit Vending.

Matt cleaning grease for his pizza delivery side job to pay for machines, 2009

Matt cleaning grease for his pizza delivery side job to pay for machines, 2009

Starting with candy and gumball machines, Matt got frustrated with the market downturn of 2008 and its impact on revenues.  Around the same time, four young neighborhood kids came knocking on his door selling stuff for their local schools and Matt got inspired.  Maybe tying his knowledge of vending with school fundraising could help get kids off the street and strengthen his revenues at the same time?  Just a few months later, School Spirit Vending was born.  Today, School Spirit Vending’s Hassle-Free Fundraising Program is helping 1000’s of schools across the country raise money, while providing a profitable business opportunity for those seeking personal freedom and added financial security.

That first conversation about owning gumball machines spurred a 10 year business quest for Matt that has brought School Spirit Vending to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries!

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