the shack. is donating a free scoop of ice cream for all kids in LCMSD if we reach our participation goal of 70% by November 14 at 11:59PM.
We will also recognize all classrooms that have 100% participation at an upcoming assembly!
Thank you for your commitment to our kids.
For many, GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a global movement to create an international day of charitable giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In our school community, we celebrate Giving Day as the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break.
While our year-end Annual Giving goal is always 100% participation, this year’s Giving Day goal is 70%. In order for you to be counted for the purposes of the Participation Challenge, your online donation or pledge must be received by November 14th 11:59 pm PST or postmarked on or before November 14th. Any donation of any amount counts! Donations made by a family will count towards each student in that family for participation purposes.
Yes! We are happy to provide an opportunity for families to demonstrate their commitment and have it count towards the Giving Day Participation Challenge. However, since a small portion of the pledges we receive annually remain unfulfilled, this has caused SPARK to write off anticipated revenue. In 2022-2023, this amount was $28K. Because of this, any families who did not fulfill any part of their pledge in the last two years, will not be counted until we receive the 1st pledge installment.
Since money that we raise this school year pays for programs, teachers and materials in this same school year, it is important that families make their Annual Giving commitment as early as possible. 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.
Great – you’re all set. Thank you for being one of our 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.
Every donation that is received by November 14th will be counted. While we are happy to provide an opportunity for families to demonstrate their commitment with the pledge now, pay later option, a small portion of pledges we receive annually remain unfulfilled, which has caused SPARK to write off anticipated revenue. In 2022-2023, this amount was $28K. Because of this, any families who did not fulfill any part of their pledge in the last two years, will not be counted until we receive the 1st pledge installment.
Yes, Donors who choose not to have their name listed on the website or year end donor roster will have the opportunity to select this option when making their donation and will be counted towards the Participation Challenge.
Your donation or pledge count towards participation for each grade that you have children attending.
When we reach 70% by November 14th, every student will receive a coupon for a a free scoop of ice cream from the shack. in downtown Larkspur!