Our fundraising efforts are essential for our school to continue offering the fantastic curriculum opportunities we love all year, whilst covering fundamental running costs and keeping our tuition low, helping to ensure our school is able to continue weaving its magic for our kiddos! Remember ‘a little adds up to a lot’ so any amount that a family is happy and comfortable to contribute will impact our fundraising goals.
Annual donations from our families make up a third of our fundraising goal! There are multiple ways to make your voluntary and tax-deductible donation, including monthly installments added to your tuition, a lump sum via check, cash, invoice or PayPal or through your companies’ matching website! Any and all contributions have such a positive impact on our fundraising target of $22,750 so thank you for helping to ensure the continued sustainability and awesomeness of our school!
In addition to the annual donations and joining in at our fun family-oriented fundraising events, see below to see a number of ways to help support our school without having to spend additional money!
Each Sunnymont-Westside family supports the fundraising efforts by working a single 4-hour work shift at one of the school events during the year. These events bring the families of the school and our community together to have fun and socialize together, all while raising money!
The annual allergy-aware Sunnymont-Westside Halloween Carnival and Pumpkin Patch is a ticketed event for the whole family and certainly not one to be missed! Attendees will enjoy allergy-safe snacks, face painting, bounce house, themed carnival games and crafts that will ensure everyone has a spook-tastic time!
Original Works Fundraiser
Original Works is a fantastic fundraising opportunity, which transforms our children’s amazing artwork into memorable items, like coffee mugs, tote bags, t-shirts, kitchen towels, notebooks, and more! This fundraiser is held usually twice a year, and these one-of-a-kind items that Original Works produces is the perfect choice for holiday gifts for loved ones, special Mother, Father or Grandparent Day keepsakes or thank you presents for teachers, all while raising money for our school!
Family Fun Night
The name is definitely in the title! This awesome ticketed event is the perfect opportunity to kick back and enjoy some quality family time while indulging in a variety of games, crafts and old fashioned fun.
The annual Silent Auction is a marvelous adults-only event, and our largest fundraising event of the year! It’s an evening you don’t want to miss - a night out with friends, great food, and drinks! The silent and live auction also offer lots of great deals and promotions from local restaurants, shopping, and services.
In addition, each Sunnymont-Westside class puts together a special class project, which brings a lot of excitement and competition amongst our families of auction bidders. This is our biggest event of the year, so we hope to see everyone there! Save the date for Sunnymont-Westside’s Silent Auction on Saturday March 28, 2020!
This musically inspired ticketed event is certainly a rockin’ way to keep those April showers at bay! Typically featuring the fantastic Andy Z, this nature and music themed event is a perfect excuse for the kiddos to party in the playground with their friends and family whilst enjoying a variety of gardening and craft activities.
Summer Splashes (July/August)
Certainly the only way to start and end your summer months in style! These ticketed events are the perfect opportunity to organize a summer playdate with friends and introduce them to the wonders of the Sunnymont-Westside playground in all its glory. And what is a summer playdate without a little bit of water play?! So pack those swimsuits and join us for music, sunshine, cool pools of fun and more!
Scrip is a great way to buy gift cards (physical and online), where a percentage of the value of the card is given back to the school. You can buy stuff you were already planning to get, and the school gets a check!
How does it help Sunnymont-Westside?
For each order, Sunnymont-Westside receives a percentage of the total. We get 3 to 10% of every dollar we spend, with some retailers offering up to 20%! A little bit adds up to quite a bit by the end of the year!
It works 3 different ways:
Regular Scrip Gift Cards are the physical gift cards that can be used at the store, and also in an online purchase. Check here to see if your favorite retailer works with Scrip!
The school e-mails out a few times a year, especially around the holidays (easy gift ideas!) to group our orders together to minimize the shipping cost. You’ll receive your order about a week after the order due date.
Reloadable cards are cards you can load more money on to after the original purchase, saving time and plastic.
Once you’ve purchased your card, it can be reloaded at any time if the retailer offers it. You can see which retailers offer reloads here! Safeway, Shell Gas, Target, Carter’s, CVS, and many more offer reloads.
ScripNow! allows you to order an e-card that you can use right now. The redemption code is emailed to you as soon as your order is made (PrestoPay is needed for this option). Amazon, Whole Foods, and Starbucks are one of the many e-cards available!
MyScripWallet is the mobile website that allows you to order physical gift cards, reloads, and eGift cards, and redeem eGift cards directly from your mobile device for accepting retailers.
For example, you can open Google Chrome/Safari on your smarphone to My Scrip Wallet and purchase a new Starbucks e-card, or reload a physical Starbucks card while you wait in line to order. And by the time, the barista is ready to take your order, you will have your barcode to scan from your phone! No need to locate your wallet.
How do I sign up?
Create an account on Shop With Scrip's website under Family Sign Up and use the code 9F4B6E55957L to credit the earnings to Sunnymont-Westside.
You can also sign up for PrestoPay at the same time, which allows all payments to come directly from your checking account - eliminating the need pay for your order separately!
There is now a credit card payment option too! There is a 2.6% fee.
Anyone, like grandparents and friends, can sign up and benefit Sunnymont-Westside every time they buy groceries or gas!
Amazon now offers a program called AmazonSmile. If you make purchases from Amazon, every purchase you make can help Sunnymont-Westside earn money!
To enroll in AmazonSmile:
Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and sign into your Amazon account, and choose Sunnymont-Westside Co-op Nursery School as your organization.
Start shopping! Anything marked "smile eligible" will automatically profit our school.
Bookmark smile.amazon.com and make sure you're logged into AmazonSmile when you make your Amazon purchases.
Once enrolled, you will earn 0.5% of the purchase price for our school. Most purchases are "smile" eligible, and it does not affect the purchase price or whether or not the purchase is Prime. This is also an easy way to allow extended family to help earn money for our school.
For more information, you can read their FAQ at http://smile.amazon.com/about
Make a Donation
Your donation is also fully tax deductible, as Sunnymont-Westside is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization! Donations can be made via Paypal and checks to Sunnymont-Westside Parent Co-op Nursery School. Your donations help support the curriculum and our teacher’s wish lists, and keep tuition low to ensure every family has an opportunity experience learning at Sunnymont-Westside!