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Very Important Relationships Welcomes McKinney Education
Foundation as Its Newest Customer

Foundation to Utilize Innovative New Fundraising Program to Benefit Schools
March 27, 2011

Orlando, FL (March 27, 2011) –– Very Important Relationships, Inc., a provider of innovative fundraising and corporate benefits programs, is pleased to announce McKinney Education Foundation (MEF) as one of the newest users of its fundraising program. provides significant, sustainable monthly income for schools by helping supporters save money on products and services purchased through the virtual shopping mall. Schools enrolled in the program and create a customized shopping site that is accessed by entering a unique login I.D. When supporters log in and shop through the school’s online Mega Mall, every purchase they make generates contributions that go directly to the school they support. In addition, supporters receive exclusive offers and savings through at over 600 online retailers, encouraging them to conduct all of their online shopping through the site, generating substantial and continual revenue to support school programs and initiatives.

“We are very pleased to welcome MEF to the family,’ states Jody Tallal, CEO of Very Important Relationships. “We applaud the foundation’s efforts to help its schools and their supporters help each other. By using’s unique system, MEF is tapping into the marketing budgets of some of the nation’s largest online retailers, generating CashBack contributions that will fund school activities, scholarships, and other vital programs.”

“We’re excited to rollout this unique program to our schools,” says MEF Executive Director, Darrell Slabaugh. “ will add a new dimension to our schools’ fundraising efforts, providing them with a continual source of funding while benefiting supporters at the same time.”

Very Important Relationships will be showcasing the program at the NSBA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. The conference runs from March 29 – April 1, 2008 at the Orange County Convention Center. For more information on the program, visit Very Important Relationships at Booth #260 or online at

About The McKinney Education Foundation
The McKinney Education Foundation (MEF) is a multidimensional f oundation dedicated to enriching education in McKinney, TX, and to encouraging and assisting McKinney students to achieve a higher education. MEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which is supported by business, civic groups, and individuals who know how important it is for young people to achieve a higher education.

About Very Important Relations, Inc. and
Very Important Relationships, Inc. was founded on the simple truth that the best way to help yourself is to help others first. Its mission is to help companies and non-profit organizations focus on methods to improve the core relationships which are critical to their survival. It does this by providing targeted services aimed at strengthening the relationships between companies and their employees, businesses and their customers, nonprofits and their supporters, apartment communities and their residents, as well as real-estate agents and their customers. is a simple, no-cost fundraising program for schools and children’s organizations that provides significant savings for their supporters. For more information on the, please visit or call Jody Tallal at (972) 726-9595.

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