We are showing our gratitude for SPARK all month long as a lead up to #GivingTuesday on November 28th with a District-wide Annual Giving Participation Challenge. We are currently at 26% participation with 284 families who have donated or pledged to date so we need 264 additional families to make a donation or pledge to reach 50% participation from District families by November 28th.
What is #GivingTuesday?
Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesdayrefers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday at the beginning of the holiday season.
What is the Contest?
When SPARK reaches 50% Annual Giving participation by November 28th (donations received by 11:59 pm PST or postmarked on or before November 28), every single student will win. While we’re keeping the details of the prizes under wraps for now, just remember when SPARK wins, everyone wins!
Why is SPARK doing this now?
Money raised this year pays for programs, teachers and materials this year. In addition, by reaching our financial goal earlier in the school year it allows the Foundation to adequately plan for future funding. If our fundraising goal is not met, future cuts to programs may occur. We all want to make sure this doesn’t happen.
Is there a monthly raffle in November?
Yes! All families who made a donation or pledge through Annual Giving will be entered in our monthly raffle. To commemorate #SPARKGratitude Participation Challenge we’re excited to announce the raffle prize will be from the Microsoft store in Corte Madera.
What if I plan to make my donation later in the school year?
Pledge now and pay later! All pledges count towards our participation numbers.
What if we’ve already donated or pledged?
Great – you’re all set. Thank you for being one of our 284 donors to date. Check our list to make sure your name is on it. Encourage your friends and neighbors to donate or pledge this month.