No Cookie Dough, Poinsettia or Gift Wrapping Sales Here!

fhes-eagles-logoThis holiday season at Friday Harbor Elementary School (FHES) the PTA is funding excellence through a social media campaign on Deposit A Gift. FHES PTA wants to value the time of their already busy students and families. We want students to be home with family after school, focusing on studies or engaged in some fun extra curricular activity, rather then pounding the pavement trying to sell more stuff to their community, that they probably don’t want or need anyway. And, we save you the calories of cookie dough, or having to water a plant or buy more rolls of wrapping paper than anyone could possibly use in a lifetime. Funding a need, not more stuff this holiday season is our goal.

Funding Excellence at FHES is a social media campaign that will take advantage of #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving, Tuesday, December 1st. Mark Your Calendars! Our campaign website is Your tax-deductible donations are appreciated and help to fill the gaps in the ever-shrinking budgets of schools.

As you know, with traditional fundraisers, the school only gets a percentage of the sales, usually about 50%. Using Deposit a Gift (DAG), the school receives, about 93%. If you donate on #GivingTuesday, DAG will waive their platform fee and donate it back to FHES, so the school will earn about 97% of your donation! With a click and a credit card, a safe and secure donation can be made on this site. Thank you for your consideration.

The current needs to fund excellence at FHES include: transportation costs for Experiential Field Trips K-6 grade, Teacher Stipends, Art Enrichment Classes, Chromebooks for more hands-on learning in all grades, and family evening events centered around math and reading. Check out the website Funding Excellence at FHES for all the details, link is above.

Luke F., a student at FHES says, “Thank you for not making me sell any cookie dough! I could tell people only bought it in the past, because they wanted to support me and my school.” The FHES PTA hopes you will continue to support these curious learners by giving directly to their school. Of course, you are welcome to mail a check to FHES PTA, P.O. Box 458, Friday Harbor, WA. 100% of your donation will be used to fund excellence at FHES. Thank you for your support, no matter how it works for you to give.

We are grateful!
Your FHES PTA and Students

Posted on November 24, 2015 at 5:45 am by

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