Gifts and gift wrap sales have been used to raise class funds for a number of years. These funds generate money for class activities, field trips and retreats that occur throughout the year. Funds raised by a class travel with them from year to year. In other words, if they aren't spent during the year they are raised, they stay in that class fund through their senior year.
This year, we have contracted with Great American Fundraiser. Packets, which include their catalog, tally sheets and lots of information, have been distributed to students. Students are encouraged to contact their relatives, family friends and neighbors, and invite them to shop. 40% of all sales will go directly into their class funds.
As incentive, until Monday, Sept. 22, students will earn a bear toy for each completed coupon they return. They will also be entered into a drawing for either a $25 Jamba Juice (elementary) or iTunes (middle school) card. The drawing will be held in Morning Circle and Morning Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Those selling more items will have an even better chance in the drawing. For every three items sold, Great American Fundraiser will donate a chick to a needy family in Central America in their sustainable farming effort
Why do we do this?
Raising Money for Island School class funds, and raising awareness about sustainable practices will give students the opportunity to play an active role in developing our non-profit community and assist aiding other distant communities.
Students will learn and practice skills of both empathizing and advocacy of their own school community and the global community.
The sale ends on September 30th. Mahalo for your support. If you have any questions, contact Monica King at firstname.lastname@example.org.