Fundraising Importance and Strategies
Groton Community School is a private, non-profit organization. As such, fundraising plays an essential role in generating revenue needed for our school’s break-even budget to cover operating expenses and for special purchases, which enhance the curriculum, staff, and/or building and grounds. While raising money is an important goal, there is also a sincere desire to build community spirit with a network of committed volunteer parents and to reach out to the community.
Our main source of fundraising is our appeal to current GCS families, past families, alumni, and the community with our Annual Fund. We deeply appreciate the support of the community to help meet our expenses and enrich the educational experiences and learning environment at Groton Community School. Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible! Simply click to Donate.
Support GCS with special fundraisers related to different seasons and aspects of the school year! See below for more info on GCS Winter Workshops, and click to learn more about our Chance Calendar 2022!
GCS WORKSHOP SERIES
GCS Presents…. A Community-Building Workshop Series!
Valentine’s Day “Gal-entines” Tea & Dessert Making Workshop
Snack, sip and socialize with friends while you create and plate a delicious array of sweets! Participants will take home a decadent platter of treats perfect to surprise a Valentine or share the LOVE at Super Bowl plans! The workshop begins at 1PM on Sunday, Feb 12th at 163 West Main St, West Groton. Thank you to the Groton Center on behalf of the GCS Board of Directors for the use of their fabulous catering kitchen. We hope to see you there!”
TICKETS now on sale!!
Winter Wreathmaking Workshop 2022
We had a fabulous workshop hosted by the Board! Here are a few images of this wonderful winter event…
Look for more GCS Workshops in the future!
CORPORATE SPONSORED OPPORTUNITIES
Families and Friends of GCS are encouraged participate in the Box Tops for Education and Amazon Smiles Programs. Click on the icons/links below to get more information on how to select “Groton Community School” as your charity of choice! A percentage is then given to the school for each purchase you make!
With all the online shopping these days, it has never been easier to benefit GCS by placing your Amazon orders through smile.amazon.com! Simply select Groton Community School as your charity, and ask friends and family to do the same! Click to learn more!
The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now. The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online.
ASSORTED FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
Each year the Board of Directors offers a variety of smaller fundraising projects for families and friends to choose from. Past fundraising projects have included community auctions, children’s special events, plant sales, yard sales, school photos, and the sale of specialized merchandise.
Take advantage of our GCS “Raise Right” promotions!
Purchase gift cards for family, friends, or even yourself at places you regularly shop, and earn a percentage for GCS at no extra cost to you! Orders can be placed on paper or online during active Groton Community School Raise Right Card Fundraisers, with payment by cash or check.
Register at www.raiseright.com/enroll with GCS Enrollment Code AADF28BF18393, and be ready for holidays, general gift-giving, home-improvement projects, and everyday shopping!
Click for our RaiseRight Flyer November 2022 and our Family Order Form Fall 2022 for November/December 2022!
While orders can be made to support GCS at anytime, the deadline for free shipping to GCS before the holiday break is now Sunday, December 4th.
GCS APPAREL AND MERCHANDISE
Show your school spirit! Groton Community School apparel and merchandise can be ordered or purchased at the school with a check or cash. We have a selection of items for children and adults, including caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles, and more!
GCS holds Apparel Sales several times throughout the school year, with apparel and items on display to see in person.
Contact us at merchandise@grotoncommunity school.org with any special requests or questions you may have at any time!
See our GCS Fall Apparel Sale 2022 Order Form to view our current GCS offerings.
A Board of Directors fundraising focus for many years has been our annual Groton Community Home Tour, touring unique and distinctive homes, and offering an amazing selection of artisans and vendors, along with a Chance Table with fabulous items to win. We hope to return to our annual community event next year!
In the interim, please see the fun alternative Groton Community Tour held in October 2020 and again in 2021!