First off, we are very fortunate to have an amazingly supportive community and we should all be proud of this! Genesee Hill Elementary parents, staff, and students have proven time and time again that we are all focused on the betterment of and support for each other.
The PTA and Genesee Hill Administration are tasked with making sure the necessary programs are in place for our kids to be successful. Many of our in-person programs are not being funded this year and that has drastically reduced the overall PTA budget. However, we still need to raise an additional $60K of funds to support the programs our kids are benefiting from virtually that unfortunately are not funded by our school district and the State of Washington. For example: providing school supplies for all students, allowing our staff access to professional development, purchasing library and textbooks, and providing specialists (beyond what the District accounts for) to further support our kids in math, reading, art, and social/emotional health.
To help meet this need we will be running our Direct Give campaign: February 23rd through March 11th. Here is the plan for this years campaign:
- Give: Pick an amount that your family is comfortable with then head over to the Direct Give link.
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! During the month of February your donation is generously being matched 1 to 1, dollar for dollar – up to $26,000! $10 becomes $20. $100 becomes $200. $1000 becomes $2000. Extra special thank you to the Genesee Hill families that contributed to make this opportunity available!
- Receive a Yard Sign: With a minimum of a $50 donation, you will receive a yard sign delivered to your doorstep. There is a spot for your family to be creative and create something fun for kids to find. Draw, paint, attach something – the sky is the limit! Once done, put the sign out in your yard for Genesee Hill kids to discover.
- Get Entered into a Raffle: We are hosting three raffles every Friday throughout the campaign. Think: gift cards and coupons to local restaurants, bottles of wine, etc. Give early to increase your chances of winning. Raffle winners will be posted each Friday on our PTA Facebook page.
- Participate in the Scavenger Hunt: All Genesee Hill kids are invited to look for Yard Signs as they pop up in the neighborhood. See this blog post for more details!
Note: Yard signs are available for the first 300 families who donate or up until Thursday, March 11th. All yard signs and any raffle winnings will be delivered to the local West Seattle address provided at time of donation in the Kindful link.