October 8, 2010

Teachers Mondays

Del Monte fruit company is currently having a promotion. For five Mondays, starting October 18, they will be awarding $750+$250 in fresh fruits to 10 classroom! You can help us get the money by voting daily at the Del Monte website. It’s easy, free, and the more votes I get, the more likely it is that I’ll win! Winners are based ONLY on the amount of votes, so if you vote, and pass it on to everyone you know, I’ll move up the list and be more likely to win.

Please help!

October 7, 2010

New Cubbies!

I can’t wait for school to start again next week, thanks to all the wonderful donors out there! The new cubbies arrived today, and are in the process of being assembled. By Monday morning, the preschool students will be able to put their things away without trouble. Each girl will have her own double hook for her jacket and knapsack, and a shelf on top for storing snacks and extra clothing. What a difference that will make! Right now, they stuff their jackets, knapsacks, change of clothes, supply boxes, and projects into little square foot cubbies, so every time they want to take something out, everything lands on the floor. Watch for pictures, to be posted next week!

October 5, 2010

Business Owner?

Are you a business owner looking for a way to help your community? Here’s an easy way! Funding Factory, the program that is taking the Electronic Clutter that I’m collecting, has a great way for business owners to partner up with our organization, at no cost to you!

Here’s how it works:

1. You register with Funding Factory as a business owner here. One item they will ask of you is for the Beneficiary ID, which identifies our school as the organization receiving funds.  I will gladly provide it to interested business owners.

2. At your request, Funding Factory will send you shipping labels and promotional materials, at no cost to you.

3. Collect empty inkjet and laser cartridges and old cell phones.

4. Using the free shipping labels provided by Funding Factory, send in the cartridges and cell phones.

5. Shalsheles Bais Yaakov’s account will be credited with points (each point has a $.40 value) towards classroom, recreational, and technology equipment.

For all other Electronic Clutter you may have, read this post for drop-off locations!

September 29, 2010

Electronic Clutter

How many of us feel we have to have the newest of everything? The latest Blackberry, iPod, DVD player, GPS? How about your kids? The coolest cell phone (which changes every week), the most recent scientific calculator (“If I’m going to take the SAT/Regent/AP Exam, I can’t make do without the best!”), the best camera (“But Maaaa! Everyone has a camera with color selection now! How can you say no? It’s so not fair!”) and all the rest. So we’re left sitting with junk. The cables, the software CDs, the rechargeable batteries. The charger, the packaging, the accessories.

Now, there’s something you can do with it. Donate it! If you send all your little gadgets (I’ll list them below) to the right places, I’ll get credit towards whatever my school needs! From books and educational¬† material, to sports equipment, from technology to supplies, as long as we have the credit for it, we can get it delivered directly to school, at no charge to us!

Ways to donate:

Old cell phones can be dropped off at: Shalsheles Bais Yaakov ATT: Morah Mamela. I will take care of shipping it out.  Hours: M-Th: 8:30-4:45, F: 8:30-12

The following electronics ONLY may also be dropped at the same location:

Old GPS systems, scientific/graphic calculators, DVD players, MP3 players, digital cameras

September 27, 2010

Hello world!

Hi everyone! Here’s the place to come and find out what our latest fundraisers are, how you can help, and how much money we have earned. Our goal for this school year hasn’t been set yet, but as soon as it is, this will be the place to come for that too!

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