Parent Handbook: Fundraising

Fundraising is essential to ensuring the long term financial health of our school. In an effort to keep tuition affordable for families seeking a quality preschool education, we run an annual budget gap that averages $10,000.00. Without contributions from families, alumni, local business, etc., we cannot bridge this gap.

Each family is responsible for providing $350 net in fundraising. A postdated check, dated for the last day of class, in the amount of $350 will be collected at orientation*. Fundraising will be tracked per family according to the net contribution to the school (e.g., 100% for Trike-a-thon, 50% for wreath or plant sales). If a family fulfills or exceeds the $350 commitment over the course of the year’s fundraisers, the check will be returned to the family at the end of the school year. If a family does not meet the $350 commitment, NTCP will send an invoice for the remaining amount due upon receipt. When the invoice is paid, the initial check will be returned to the family. *(A family who joins the school after orientation will be responsible for a fundraising commitment that is prorated according to the length of time remaining in the school year, payable with a postdated check upon registration).

Details of fundraising events will be posted on the News page as they happen.  Typical fundraising activities are described below.

Trike-a-thon (October): Students get sponsorships from family, friends, and neighbors and then ride their trikes at school in this fun family event.

Wreath Sale (November): Orders for this popular holiday fundraiser are collected in early November for delivery around Thanksgiving.  Wreaths and swags are generally available.

Plant Sale (Feb/March): This annual fundraiser has been proven successful for several years. Plant sale order forms are due by late March, and orders are delivered in May before Mother’s Day. Copious selections of these top quality plants virtually sell themselves and are a joy throughout summer!

If you would like to participate in or sponsor any of these events please contact our Fundraising Chair.

Many employers offer matching gift programs that make your donation even more impactful. If your employer has a matching program please inquire about the steps necessary to designate the North Tacoma Cooperative Preschool as a recipient.

Your tax deductible gift to the school will help us to do a variety of things, such as improve facilities, purchase school supplies, replace toys and equipment, take field trips, and retain our wonderful teacher with nearly 30 years of classroom experience.

Anyone affiliated with North Tacoma Cooperative Preschool knows it as a wonderful place filled with lots of smiles, exploration and learning, and a great sense of community; please help us to continue this legacy. Thank you for your generosity and support.

NTCP is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization so your donation(s) may be tax-deductible. (Federal tax ID # 91-1902785.) Watch the News page, your cubby, and the NTCP newsletter for more details on upcoming events. Contact the Fundraising Chair if you would like more information on how you can help or if you have any fundraising or donation questions.

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