Fundraising

Annual Fundraiser

Raize CraseThe PTA seeks volunteers for the annual fundraiser coming up in February using Raise Craze, a direct donation fundraiser that encourages students to commit acts of kindness. Whether you have just a little time to spare or want to lead the charge, all who are interested are invited to learn more and sign up! The Zoom kick-off for PTA fundraising will be on Wednesday, December 8 at 6:00 pm. Anyone interested in attending may email wjmspta@gmail.com to get added to the email communication with no obligation to commit.

In recent years, the primary school fundraising event was a fun run. In the 2020-2021 school year, the event was Clash of the Classrooms, a direct donation fundraiser where homeroom classes competed to raise funds over a six-week period. The fall 2020 event raised over $5000 for classroom technology. Evergreen Orthodontic Specialists sponsored prizes of gift cards for the highest overall fundraising homeroom (Wooldridge), the highest overall individual fundraising student (Holly D.), and the highest fundraising homeroom class in each grade for each week during the fundraiser (Buffington, Dignan, Hannawacker, Sherman, Wieche, Williams - 3 weeks, and Wooldridge - 4 weeks).

 

Individual Classroom Fundraising

Individual teachers at our school may use DonorsChoose.org for classroom projects.

 

Other Fundraising Opportunities

Box Tops for EducationFor many years, the school had a collection bucket in the commons for Box Tops for Education clips; the proceeds supported purchasing playground balls for the recess cart, which is maintained by our counselors. The program has changed to use a mobile application where users scan their store receipt within two weeks after purchasing Box Tops products.

 

AmazonSmileThe PTA participates in AmazonSmile, a program that donates 0.5% of every Amazon purchase you make at no extra cost to the user. If you shop with the Amazon mobile app, you can select our PTA as your charity by selecting the main menu (=), then Programs & Features, then AmazonSmile. From there, choose "West Jefferson Middle School PTSA" as your charity and follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app. If you shop from a computer or mobile browser, simply go to smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7113962 and confirm West Jefferson Middle School PTSA as your charity.

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