And the Raise Craze Results Are in …

Thank you for making the spring fundraiser an overwhelming success!!

  • Our Dragons accomplished 1,018 acts of kindness in our school and local community.
  • We had 100% participation!
  • Our families and friends have paid it forward by helping us fundraise $26,279, which will support our students, teachers and staff.

This type of fundraiser was an experiment for us, and we weren’t sure what the results would be. In previous years, we held Boosterthons. While fun and high-energy, the fundraising assemblies cut into class time and focused on competing for incentives to raise money. In our current environment, it no longer seemed the best fit for our school. But it was hard to argue with Boosterthon’s success at raising money. Still, we decided to try a different approach by partnering with Raise Craze. It seemed a better fit for our Dragons by focusing on positive values and allowing students to earn recognition for the kindness they showed to others rather than asking for donations.

Compared to pre-Covid Boosterthon, although our net amount raised is lower by about $3,000, we actually raised $6.84 more per student. (We compare by student since current enrollment is 527 compared to 691 then.) Although Boosterthon raised more on the front-end, nearly 50% went to Boosterthon fees and associated costs. With Raise Craze, our costs were lowered, and their fees were 10%.

We could not have done this without you and the Douglas teachers and staff. We thank our teachers and staff for the many class projects that incorporated learning with giving back and ensuring that every student had the opportunity to participate and make an impact. And we thank you so much for your support! Thank you for your partnership as we all work together to make our school the best environment it can be for our children.

During the last months of the school year, PTA Fundraising will host Spirit Nights, a Scholastic book fair, Spring Spirit Wear sale, and the Spring Silent Auction. Stay tuned for details!

Thank you for your support!

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