YOUR 100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION GOES DIRECTLY TOWARD OUR STUDENTS' EDUCATION
YOU MADE IT HAPPEN for Education in 2017 with $40,875 in Donations!
We are excited to kick off the second annual MAKE IT HAPPEN for Education direct giving fundraising campaign. The two best parts? No selling involved and our school keeps 100% of all funds raised! Last year was a tremendous success. With your help and generosity, we raised $30,644 that went directly to enhancing our students’ education including providing robotics, important literacy and math educational subscriptions, classroom materials, and advanced continuing education courses for some of our teachers.
2017 GOAL $30,000
How does it work? Simply put, the more money your student raises, the more prizes they qualify for - from a homework pass all the way up to the very popular limousine ride to a pizza party at Giovanni’s! Your students also have a chance to enter to win prizes like an all-day boat rental donated by Lake Effects Boat Club, an electric scooter, or a 40” TV - all in the Make It Happen Raffle. We’ve added a KICKER this year: Anyone who raises $200 or more gets entered to win a Great Wolf Lodge Getaway for 6 people valued at almost $500!
What is the money for? Once again, 100% of the funds will go directly to impact our students’ educations. IF we reach our $30,000 goal, each grade-level will receive $1,000 plus each teacher will receive $500 for their classrooms - all to be used to benefit every single student this school year. In addition, we will reserve $10,000 to ensure that the students will continue to have the same great access to educational subscriptions and materials that we are currently providing. Learn more.
But we can onlyMake It Happenwith your help!
What do we need to do? Help your student set a fundraising goal and reach out to friends, family, neighbors, your employers, and even local businesses to request donations. In this packet, you’ll see the list of prizes your student will qualify for as they reach certain fundraising goals.
In addition, for every $100 your student raises, they will receive 1 ticket into the Make It Happen Raffle. And for those who reach $200 or more, they will receive 1 ticket into the exclusive Great Wolf Lodge Getaway Raffle. Every additional $50 raised over $200, will earn them another ticket into the Great Wolf Lodge Raffle.
We will announce the winners of these prizes during the Morning Show on Friday, October 20th. We also encourage you to attend the Make It Happen Fall Festival on Saturday, October 21st from 11am-4pm to help us celebrate what an incredible community we have that MADE IT HAPPEN for our school!
Can my employer match my contribution? Yes! Yes! Yes! This is an easy way to really boost our school’s funding! If you need help, please email us at Treasurer@SherrillsFordPTO.org.