Show Your #KGPride!
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?
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. This year, we will focus on helping the school administration with the tools they need to successfully support our students in virtual learning. 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 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!!! Last year, 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!
Although we are starting off this school year in a virtual environment, Kent Gardens is #stilloneschool. 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 email@example.com with any questions on employer matching.
Thank you for your generosity and #KGPRIDE!