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.
A Board of Directors fundraising focus the last several years has been our annual Groton Community Home Tour. We look forward to this opportunity to connect with the community each year!
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.
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!
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!
Holiday Scrip Gift Cards
Our Holiday Scrip Fundraiser is officially underway!
Are you wondering what to get that hard-to-buy-for person on your gift list? What about Mom or Dad? Do you need gifts for your teachers, friends and family? Are you planning on going grocery shopping, buying gas or going out to dinner? If so, buy a gift card through our Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser,
and help raise money for GCS. You receive the total value of the gift card and GCS receives a percentage of the sale. Shop from the comfort of your home and help GCS raise money at no cost to you!
All orders are due by Friday, December 8 at 5 p.m. Orders will be distributed the following week. Please click on the link below for more information on how to participate in this fundraiser.