Our school DOES NOT have a history of fundraising. This is a community of workers and immigrants, and many are struggling to find and keep a job. Nonetheless, a determined group of parents is working hard to raise funds to send students to Washington next year. Below are the chronicles of our adventures in fundraising:
COMMUNITY YARD SALE
VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS 5/23/11
Can you cook? Do you have a special talent? Can you carry large boxes? All of these questions were asked of parents on the night on May 23d as the fundraising activities for June were announced. There was not shortage of parents who are working hard to raise money to send their children on this valuable educational experience.
CINCO DE MAYO FACULTY LUNCH
How does a menu of chicken fajitas, tacos, and tamales sound? It sounded great to our LAAMS faculty which ordered heartily in support of students
FIRST SALE! PIZZA AND WATER
A small group of energetic parents got together on a Thursday night to sell pizza and water to participants of a parent group meeting on campus. It was our first fundraiser! The parents did a great job of selling the pizzas and we made a net profit of $50!
We will have to regroup and see how to maximize profits by increasing advertising and publicity, and timing the sale for the end of the meeting as opposed to the beginning. Nonetheless, a great start!