ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN
ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE – GIVE WHAT YOU CAN!
This year, in light of the unprecedented circumstances, we are asking all of our families to participate in our Annual Pledge Drive by giving whatever you can.
If you’re able, then please consider making a donation of $1,800 per child, as we still need to raise $500,000 total this year in order to continue to fund the essential staff and programs that allow West Hollywood Elementary to remain one of the best public elementary schools in California. The $500,000 total amount is necessary to bridge the gap between what LAUSD provides and what we believe is essential to provide a first-class elementary education for ALL our students!
If you break down the $1,800 per child that we need to raise from the Pledge Drive (which typically accounts for more than 60% of our total annual fundraising), it equates to about $180 per month for the approximately 10 months our children are in school, or just $10 per day for each of the 180 official school days this year.
WHAT DOES YOUR DONATION PAY FOR?
Your donations to FOWHE pay for all seven of our TAs, our full-time certificated P.E. coach, technology (including new laptops and iPads), the arts (including orchestra, year-round music teacher and visual arts), enrichments and field trips (virtual for now), classroom supplies, and additional support staff required to facilitate and enrich our children’s educational experience and personal growth.
BUT AREN’T WE SAVING MONEY THIS YEAR?
It may seem that since our children are not physically in school, we should be saving money this year, but that’s not actually the case. In fact, the way FOWHE’s funding works is all of the staff and programs our children are currently enjoying were already paid for (in March) with donations from last year’s Pledge Drive.
In addition, although we may realize a small amount of savings because we’re not able to provide certain things (on-location field trips, for example), it will be offset by lost revenue from smaller in-person fundraisers that we’ve held in the past (such as Casino Night and the Fashion Boutique) but won’t be able to hold this year.
TOGETHER, WE CAN SECURE OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE!
In order to ensure that our children continue to receive the benefits of all the current FOWHE-funded staffing and programs in the ’21-22 school year, it’s critical that we achieve our goals for this year’s Pledge Drive. It’s especially important as we anticipate FOWHE will be relied upon to provide additional funding for technology needs necessitated by online learning, as well as masks, desk separators, and other equipment to make re-opening safe for our children.
It will only be possible with YOUR support! This past school year, we were thrilled that an unprecedented 71% of our families participated in the Pledge Drive, but I know we can do even better this year! It’s our goal to achieve 100% participation!
PLEASE HELP US GET TO 100% PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION
FORMS OF PAYMENT
Method 1: Pay Online w/ Credit Card (PREFERRED)
Make one-time or monthly installments using our secure online platform by clicking the DONATE HERE button above.
Method 2: For those of you interested in paying in full by check or Zelle,, please email Justin@fowhe.org for more information.
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