In 2016-17, The ABC/25 Foundation will raise money through four key fundraisers: Membership Drive, Product Sales (i.e. Yankee Candle), In-School Drawings/Programs, and the Just Move It! Challenge. ABC/25 Foundation Funding Guide
ABC/25 Foundation annual membership remain the primary source of funding for our various grants and programs. Each year, The Foundation grants $2500 to all District 25 schools when 25% of the school’s families become members. Become a member by donating $40 or more. District Staff may join at an Educator’s rate of $25 or more. One membership is counted towards all District 25 schools children in one family attend. Become a member today!
Product Sales (Yankee Candle®)
District 25 families may order Yankee Candle products online from August-December of 2016. Items maybe delivered directly to homes or sent as gifts to family and friends for the same exact price paid in a Yankee Candle Store. ABC/25 Foundation will receive 40% profit on all products purchased.
Each year, each school in District 25 either holds an in-school drawing or an event to raise money for teacher grants. In-school drawings may include tickets for items like open gym at a Middle School, gardening with a teacher, reserved parking for school events. Programs may include a school dance or other event. Please support these activities at your school.
Just Move It! Challenge…Bringing our D25 community together!
In 2016, the Just Move it! Challenge raised almost $18,000! There were over 900 participants in attendance representing 9 schools in which over half of the runners were students. The event consists of a 5k run/walk through the surrounding neighborhood of South Middle School and a shorter, 1 mile course that enables even our youngest athletes to join the fun. Games, music and food are part of the finish line celebration in this great community building event.
Join students, families, and neighbors on Saturday, April 22, 2017 as you move to raise money for education***
Planning is underway for the 6th Annual Just Move It! Challenge in April 2017. For more information please visit our website at www.jmichallenge.org Please contact us if you are interested in helping, sponsoring or participating.