The magic of this season is in the air, we are so grateful for the generosity of this community, we are feeling optimistic we will be able to continue with all sponsored programs! So far we are at 87% of our general fundraising goal, with $52,585 raised, just $7,500 away for being able to fully deliver on plans. We are hoping we can reach our goal to avoid using emergency funds that would set us up to start next year with not enough money in our baseline (think about it like the escrow account for the mortgage).
Employee matching has been a strength and we have been able to reach our goal there, thank you to all who have leveraged their employers, these are additional funds that come to us duplicating your actual donation. Let’s continue leveraging this option.
Thank you to the 64% of families who have contributed so far this year. Last year we had 70% of families participating, we would like to maintain or improve our participation rate. We will continue receiving donations throughout the year to hopefully meet 100% of our goal.
We will continue reporting our progress until we can celebrate our 100% goal.
There are other ways to participate, especially during this holiday season if you are going to do some shopping here are some great options:
Shop at Amazon using this link: Amazon Link, save this in your favorites and before you check out make sure you are logged in using this link for sunrise to get proceeds (This is different than AmazonSmile, this gives Sunrise more).
PCC Script card: If you shop at PCC, then you should have a script card, you can pre-charge it and pay with it. Sunrise gets 5% proceeds. Order a $10 pre-charged card and start using it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything Party: If you make purchases at Everything Party, in Redmond please mention Sunrise Elementary at the beginning of check-out and they will donate 10% of the sale to our school at no cost to you!
Benefit app: this app has the potential to help raise half of what we need every year in general fundraising if everyone embraces it. How does it work? You set yourself up, similar to using Venmo, you add your bank account or credit card; then buy gift cards from hundreds of retailers to pay online or in store; the transaction takes the same time it takes paying with your card directly. Some retailers are Nordstrom, Airbnb, American Airlines, Cold Stone, Delta, DSW, Groupon, Nike, Old Navy, Red Robin, Starbucks, Target, Whole foods and so many more. To install and learn more go to https://www.benefit-mobile.com/