We have created the attached FAQ to help answer some of the questions you may have about fundraising. The FAQ lists the fundraising & donation options and explains how we use the funds raised, as well as why your contributions are so important to Growing Minds.
FAQ – Fundraising
Why should I fundraise or donate?
Your fundraising and donation dollars provide extra support to expenses incurred by Growing Minds for toys, supplies, field trips, etc. These funds supplement the budget so that more money is available to aid in providing high quality programs, to cover operating costs, to provide competitive wages to retain quality child care providers, and to assist in building a reserve fund to be used for future expansion.
How are my contributions used?
Each year, Growing Minds budgets for upcoming expenses and puts together a list of items that fundraising/donations could help fund. In the past, fundraising dollars have been used to pay for items like:
- 6-passenger stroller for the infant program
- Toy shelving for the classrooms in preschool & school age rooms
- iPads for the Program Rooms
Do I have to fundraise/donate?
No, it is optional – although we do appreciate it! We offer a few ways to fundraise/donate to make it easy for parents. You can choose what works for you. For example, some parents prefer a monthly donation instead of participating in the fundraisers, while others do both.
How can I contribute?
There are many ways – choose what works best for you!
Monthly Donations – a popular option, you choose any $ amount you wish to add to your monthly invoice. This is an easy way to contribute and every dollar is hugely appreciated! Or you could make a one-time donation. You get a tax receipt for donations over $10!
Fundraisers – the fundraising committee organizes about 3 – 4 fundraisers per year. We try to choose easy-to-sell products that people really want. Stay tuned for the upcoming fundraiser for Pizza Hotline and Kernels Popcorn!
Mabel’s Labels – we fundraise with Mabel’s Labels year round! Just visit & share this website Campaigns.MabelsLabels.com and choose Growing Minds from the drop-down list. When you place an order through our group’s link, Growing Minds automatically earns 20% of your purchase price! Easy!
Scholastic Reading Club – when you order from Scholastic, Growing Minds earns rewards points that they can use to buy books, toys, and teacher resources for the daycare!
We value your help!
We hope this provides you with information on how valuable your contributions are to Growing Minds!
We would love to hear from you with any questions or comments about fundraising, or if you would like to become involved in fundraising. Please contact the Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.