Kent Gardens Elementary School's "One & Done" Fundraiser
Our 2022 Goal: Raise $45,000 in 40 Days
"One & Done" is the main fundraiser at Kent Gardens and it's just like it sounds... You make one contribution and you're done for the year! When you contribute to "One & Done," you help Kent Gardens Elementary remain an exciting, vibrant, and thriving school.
Over the past few years, an average of 35% of Kent Gardens families have contributed. Please help us achieve at least 50% family participation!
WHAT IS "ONE & DONE"?
The "One & Done" fundraising campaign is the main annual 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. The school administration counts on these funds every 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?
Through your generous support, we are able to provide each teacher with a check at the beginning of the school year. These funds help purchase new books and supplies and other necessities for the classroom.
In 2021, we supported our school in a variety of ways: We supported the library and purchased "Book Return" carts for each classroom, we purchased tents which provided much needed shade during our Field Day and 6th Grade Celebration events, and we were able to replace each water fountain in the school with a water bottle filling station, increasing the number of filling stations throughout the school.
We also supported the teachers with meals and events throughout the year and began purchasing items that will help freshen up the Staff Lounge.
In 2020, we helped give teachers the tools they needed to teach virtually. We raised money to purchase online subscriptions to enhance your student’s learning, offer professional development for staff and state-of-the-art educational materials for classrooms. In 2019, we installed water bottle filling stations in high traffic areas in the school and provided additional picnic tables to facilitate outdoor learning In 2018, the PTA renovated and expanded the school playground and built and paved the NEW running track. In 2017, we purchased new laptops for all 5th graders. We also hope to continue to support student educational enrichment (author visits, cultural arts assemblies), state-of-the-art educational materials and books, and needed classroom supplies.
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 amount. When you use PayPal you will be able to pay directly by Credit Card*.
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 ACHIEVE OUR GOAL?
We celebrate!!! In 2019, Principal McGuigan 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.
* Kent Gardens Elementary PTA is a 501(c)(3) registered organization. Your "One & Done" campaign receipt is tax deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Thanks guys!! Looking forward to a great year!