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.
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. Be sure to see our FUN-raising Activities page for upcoming events!
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 our GCS enrollment Code (contact us), and be ready for holidays, general gift-giving, home-improvement projects, and everyday shopping!
Orders can be made to support GCS at anytime, with free shipping during special GCS Raise Right promotions.
Families and Friends of GCS are encouraged participate in the Box Tops for Education Program. Click on the icon/link 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!
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.
GCS asks families to label their children’s belongings, and Mabel’s Labels is a great resource! Did you know they also make clothing stamps and silicone bands for water bottles? Please log into Mabel’s Labels (campaigns.mabelslabels.com) and enter “Groton Community School” to place your order and to also help support the school at the same time!
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!