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.
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 “Shop with Scrip” 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 Scrip Gift Card Fundraisers, with payment by cash or check. Register at www.ShopWithScrip.com with GCS Enrollment Code AADF28BF18393, and be ready for holidays, general gift-giving, home-improvement projects, and everyday shopping!
The deadline for bulk orders to arrive before the holiday break is December 3rd.
Click for our Scrip Info Sheet and our Scrip Order Form for November/December 2021!
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.
GCS WORKSHOP SERIES
GCS Presents…. A Community-Building Workshop Series!
Thank you to those who were able to join us for a wreath making class! We got in the holiday spirit and met other GCS families and members of the community!
Look for more GCS Workshops in the future!
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!