Have you made your family donation yet to EVCS? If you haven’t, we are offering an extra incentive – make your donation by Sunday, Nov 11 before 8PM you will be entered into a raffle to win 2 tickets to School of Rock on Broadway! We figure you might have some questions, here goes:
Do I need to make the annual contribution of $500 to be entered?
No, contribute at any level and you are entered into the raffle!
I already gave, am I entered?
Yes! If you donated any amount to the family contribution this school year then you are entered.
When are the tickets for?
Once we pick the winner you can schedule a date that works for you – evening and matinee options are available.
What are the odds?
Well right now we have 49 individual donors… so that’s pretty good odds! Certainly a lot better than the recent lottery and you probably bought tickets for that too. And unlike the lottery, with this you can’t lose since all donations are tax deductible and go to benefit the kids of EVCS.
How do I make a donation?
CLICK HERE to make your donation right now!
Nina & Heather
Right now the EVCS Parent Association is in the middle of our biggest fundraiser of the year. It’s not an event. You won’t need a babysitter and you don’t have to put on a costume (that is coming soon). But you do need to take action. Right now.
Between now and the end of the year, the Parent Association needs to raise more than half our budget to help make EVCS the special place that it is via direct family contributions. This year we are asking each family to give $500.
We understand that for some families this really is a lot – please only donate what you can. We also know that some families can give more, and we welcome that. If you are one of those families, please consider sponsoring an additional family, or giving whatever you can to help us meet our goals. We are truly a diverse community and if we work together we can raise all that we need to support the amazing extra programs that our kids enjoy each year. Donations can be split up into manageable monthly payments throughout the school year and all donations are tax deductible.
And one last thing – we are aiming for 100% family participation. Last year fewer than one third of our families made a contribution at any level. We know we can do better and we mean it when we say no amount is too small. Many people donating $10 or $25 adds up quickly. And, please know that all donations are anonymous and are only seen by the EVCS PA Treasurers.
Heather Hubbs and Nina Watkins, EVCS Fundraising Co-Chairs
PS – Have more to offer? Join us at the next FUNraising meeting on October 5 – we meet the first Friday of every month in the back room of The Roost right after morning drop off. Each meeting is a combo of brainstorming, organizing, networking and joining forces to figure out how we can help our school and family community be the best it can be. Or, send ideas our way via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PPS – Click here for a pie chart that shows exactly what your donations will fund.
We have all hopefully heard by now that our Gala and Silent Auction was a huge success. While most of the 150+ items were bid on and bought that night, a choice few remain unsold.
This is your chance to buy them now, at their starting bid price.
Email email@example.com with your full name, the ID number of the item you want and the best contact method for you to claim your prize. The first email received will win the item.
All proceeds go to the school and the great stuff going on here!
Click here for available items catalog
The Event and Gala Team
I hope you are all enjoying your spring break. If you stayed local, it doesn’t feel much like spring today, but it’s a great day to curl up with a book.
This is the last week to complete those reading logs and get donations from sponsors. We will be collecting all your envelopes from teachers as soon as we return from break. Remember to try and complete the PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE for reading diverse books by diverse authors. (There is a special prize for you if you do!)
And remember, if you are not with family and friends this week, you can email them THIS LINK to get donations online.
Thanks, everyone and Happy Reading!
Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)