On the evening of November 21, 2020, we will stage our biggest St. Joe’s fundraiser of the year! Our goal this year is to raise a minimum of $20,000, which we will be using to purchase additional iPads, Chromebooks, and other individual classroom manipulatives to ensure a safe learning environment for our children throughout the COVID pandemic. With each of our amazing families helping, we can reach our goal.
Gala is a fun evening that gives us the opportunity to virtually connect with other people from our school and extended parish community while raising important funds for our children’s education.
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS and FAMILY Attendance is key and with our gala being virtual everyone can participate, even long distance family and friends. Your ticket price includes our live-streamed program with family trivia, door prize drawings and the exclusive opportunity to see our Annual Gala Student Video.
ACQUISITIONS In order to meet our fundraising goals, we are asking each family to either donate or acquire one or more auction items. Together with the Acquisitions Team, we rely on the school families to acquire or donate items that are attractive to our gala attendees.
Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas:
TIMESHARE, VACATION PROPERTY, BOAT Have you considered donating a couple of nights or an outing at your home away from home for others to enjoy? (Whistler, Okanagan, Mexico, etc.)
ELECTRONICS Best sellers include iPods, video games, computers and laptops, tvs, and gaming systems.
THEMED GIFTS Why not get together with a few friends and put together your own basket of goodies? SERVICES Donate your time. Tax Services, Legal, Landscaping, Renovations, Plumbing, Electrical? PAMPER Spa Treatments, Luxury Cosmetic Products, Perfume, Jewellery, Yoga, Designer, Handbags UNIQUE ITEMS Sports Memorabilia, Concert/Sports Tickets
GOURMET & SPIRITS Wine, Scotch, Spirits, Gourmet Foods, Restaurant Gift Certificates, Coffee
SOLICITATION LETTERS We all patronize local establishments. Why not ask a business you have a special relationship with, for a donation of an item or gift certificate? When approaching businesses for acquisitions, you may use the solicitation letter we have already prepared. The letter is attached to this package and can also be accessed on our school’s website.
SPONSORSHIP You, your business, the company your work for or someone you know may choose to support our school. This is an excellent opportunity for corporations to receive a tax receipt while showing support for our school. In appreciation, donations of $100.00 or more will be recognized during the Auction night program.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR STEWARDSHIP OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY EVENT!