[email protected] Fundraising is never an easy job, it takes a lot of boots on the ground running door to door, making phone calls, emailing, posting on social media, then, someone must track …
Fundraising is never an easy job, it takes a lot of boots on the ground running door to door, making phone calls, emailing, posting on social media, then, someone must track and collect everything. Add in COVID protocols, and financial uncertainty, fundraising can seem monumental. Thankfully for Grey Cloud Elementary, the have a group of volunteers and students that tackled their fundraiser head on.
The Grey Cloud Elementary PTA ran a health and kindness focused fundraiser that honored COVID restrictions rather than their traditional Thunder DASH fun run. Students collected pledges to complete bingo boards with health and kindness focused activities as well as donation amounts in each square. They set the following targets for what was their major school fundraiser yet focused on “Going for the Gold!”
Gold: $21,000, Silver: $18,000, Bronze: $15,000 When planning the fundraiser, the PTA was unsure what the response would be. They thought $21,000 would be a lofty goal. To their surprise, in online donations alone they raised $24,066 and over $4,000 in sponsorships. The generosity, excitement and support showcased was a testament to the Grey Cloud school community. The PTA, a group of tireless volunteers with big hearts, made this all possible. From seeking sponsorship, assembling packets, packaging baskets and jumping into using technology for donations, they did it all! They look forward to continuing to live out their motto, “PTA- Enriching Education!”
Students are excited about the upcoming drawing for Blackout card winners and will allow the winners to select one of the fabulous baskets provided entirely by sponsors! The students will be able to enjoy the Gold Level school rewards during the week on May 23rd-27th.
Dress up week A Lunch Outside Popsicle Day Minute to Win It Games design by Student Council The top fundraising class was awarded an additional prize, having their picture taken and put in The Cottage Grove Journal! This year’s winning class was Mrs. Wright’s class who raised over $3,000. Great job kids!