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Donations from our families make it all possible - DONATE NOW!
(Donation Form PDF)
The Back to School Donation Drive (BSDD) ended on Sunday, October 23 and we reached our goal of $160,000. THANK YOU!
Those funds are needed to:
-hire a full time P.E. coach
-hire a part-time music instructor (K-2)
-hire a part-time art instructor
-hire a part-time computer instructor
-hire 7 part-time teacher’s aides
-fund field trips and assemblies
-hire a part-time librarian
-purchase computers and software
-and much more!!
To continue supporting those programs and staffing efforts our goal is to raise at least $160,000 through the Back to School Donation Drive. The BSDD is the largest fundraiser that we have at Thornhill and is a critical part of our fundraising efforts. To make our goals we are shooting to raise $900 per child.
This year we have new incentives:
We know that what we’re asking for is not pocket change, and we encourage everybody to donate something, no matter how much. We’re striving for 100% participation.
Thornhill is a great neighborhood school because parents like you who show your support every year.
Checks can be placed in the BSDD collection box in the office along with the donation form (PDF). Or you can donate online via PayPal.
If your company provides matching gifts we encourage you to contact them to match your donations. Matching gifts make up a large portion of our funds and only take a few minutes to coordinate.
Thanks for your continued outstanding support. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
With much appreciation,
Do I need to donate before October 23?
The reason we ask for donations early in the year is because they are used to pay for several teacher salaries, including our technology teacher, PE teacher and librarian. We also pay for various enrichment activities and need to know our budget so we can plan for the school year. But if donating before October 14th does not work with your family’s budget you still have options. Your donations will be accepted any time and will still help support our school. We can also arrange installment plans if that works better for your budget.
Is there a preferred method of payment?
Yes! If you have the option, we prefer checks since we pay a 2.2% fee to PayPal for credit card processing. Those fees ad up and we are happy to pay them to make it more convenient for parents. But if you have the option, checks are always preferred.
Why aren’t we getting auction tickets this year?
We know that parents love the auction tickets but we are always trying to make more money for our school. We made a decision to opt for Thunderbird Spirit Wear as a thank you for parents this year so the money for auction tickets could support the school. We always love to hear your feedback so if you feel strongly about this, let us know!
The PayPal link does not seem to work on the website.
Thanks for letting us know. Several parents have let us know the PayPal link has timed out or had technical issues. We have been unable to duplicate these errors. If you would like to use PayPal and have issues with the link on the Thornhill website just go directly to PayPal.com and click on the send money link. You can send money directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make a note when you send the money and let us know it’s for the Back to School Donation Drive and then drop your form in the office.