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What is the “One & Done” Fundraising Campaign?
The One & Done fundraising campaign is the main fundraiser at Kent Gardens Elementary and it’s just like it sounds… You make one contribution and you’re done! One & Done is a convenient way for families to support the school and our kids’ education by meeting the fundraising goal early in the year. With a successful campaign, the PTA is able to reduce other fundraising efforts and stop bugging you for money!
How are One & Done Funds Used?
Past One and Done Funds have been used in a variety ways to support the needs of Kent Gardens. Recent purchases include water bottle filling stations, sports tents for outdoor activities, picnic tables, library carts, ukuleles, and risers for our music program. We funded the playground expansion and track installation. The PTA also supports important student activities such as author visits, cultural art assemblies, and International, STEM and Literacy nights. Let’s not forget our teachers! We give teachers supply grants at the beginning of the school year to use toward their classroom needs, and organize Teacher Appreciation Week. This is just a few examples of the many wonderful ways One and Done is used at Kent Gardens.
How Much Should I Contribute?
The suggested contribution is $150 per family but any amount is greatly appreciated. Select one of the existing payment options or click on the large ‘Give’ button to enter your own donation level. When you use PayPal you will be able to pay directly by credit card. Everyone who contributes will automatically be entered to win a gift card to a local business!
What Percentage of Families Contributed Last Year?
An average of 35% of Kent Gardens families have contributed to “One & Done” in the past few years. Help us do better this year. We are aiming for at least 50% family participation!
What Happens When We Meet Our Goal?
We celebrate!!! In the past, Principal McGuigan has donned an inflatable unicorn suit to roam the halls, greet students, and visit classrooms. We also allowed a few lucky students to throw “pies” in the faces of some of their favorite teachers! In previous years, and Principal McGuigan and other administrators were duct taped to the wall outside of the main office to greet students as they arrived in the morning. We are still brainstorming what we’ll do this year. We are open to any fun ideas that come to mind so send those thoughts over to the PTA!
All money raised by the PTA goes to improving and enhancing our school, as well as its fabulous teachers and faculty. Whether that’s by supplementing curriculum development, purchasing a literacy curriculum, or purchasing supplies, every dollar we raise goes right back to Kent Gardens.
Does Your Employer Match Donations?
Please check whether your employer matches donations employees make to non-profits so you can double the impact of your contribution! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on employer matching.
Thank you for your generosity and #KGPRIDE!