Los Compadres 2017-18 Annual Giving Campaign is officially open until September 30th!
Annual Giving is designed to raise funds for startup costs for all PTO sponsored programs and event planning fees that come due at the beginning of the school year. Remember that PTO fundraising makes possible such great Longfellow programs and events as Art Corps, field trips, teacher classroom grants, Teacher Appreciation Week, science and technology supplies, Dia de los Muertos Festival, etc etc....
With the modernization last year, fundraising events were more limited and difficult to organize, and our numbers were down. We know life on campus is more cramped and inconvenient with the construction right now - but let's not let that affect the positive programs and enrichment opportunities our students can have this year!!
To get the numbers back up, what I would most LOVE to see in this year's Annual Giving campaign is a jump in the participation rate - that means more families giving, not necessarily more money from each (though we'd love that too).
How much to give? Donations in recent years ranged from coins from a kinder student to $1,000 donations from individual families. Our school-wide goal for the Annual Giving Campaign is $10,000. If you divide the amount the PTO raises annually by the number of Longfellow students, we spend an average of $110 per child each year. Please consider donating any amount that is comfortable for your family’s budget, and remember there is no donation too small. Imagine if every family donated $20 per Longfellow child - that's over $16,000!
Please make a donation TODAY in any of the following manners:
- Make a monthly commitment online at www.longfellowcompadres.org/donate for $5, $10, $20, or any amount; the FULL annual total will be counted toward our goal!
- Make a one-time donation online at www.longfellowcompadres.org/donate
- Send cash or check in the envelope provided in your student's BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET
Remember that your donation is 100% tax deductible!
I will be tracking which classes can manage to bring in the highest participation rate in Annual Giving - any dollar amount counts toward participation!
Hoping to build the positive opportunities for our students,
Los Compadres de Escuela Longfellow VP of Development
For more information visit the Annual Giving section under the Fundraising pages on our website (www.longfellowcompadres.org)