Each family is asked to participate in Fundraising at LCDS. Our yearly goal for fundraising is $15000.00.
The fundraising dollars are used towards new gym equipment, facility rentals, field trips, transportation, family social events, class parties, gifts for the children, extra art materials, toy or furniture replacement, yearbooks, emergency snack foods, graduation materials, supplies, etc.
FUNDRAISING OPT OUT
LCDS Members have chosen to pay a one (1) time Family Fundraising Fee (per family) per school year instead of running numerous fundraising events each year. The fee may be paid in 2 payments if needed, one payment Sept 1st and the second payment January 1st. The Family Fundraising Fee will be set each year at the Annual General Meeting in May. Members present at the AGM will discuss the fundraising requirements for the coming school year and will decide on the amount of the fee and the fundraising events that will be offered.
For families who choose to pay the Family Fundraising Fee instead of participating in fundraising events, a tax donation receipt will be issued in the amount of the set fee.
Members may choose to fundraise instead of paying the Family Fundraising Fee; this choice must be expressed in writing to the Board of Directors at the beginning of the school year and is subject to approval and the number of families deciding to participate in this option. Parents may choose to fundraise all of their Family Fundraising Fee or they may choose to pay ½ of the fee and fundraise the remaining ½ of the fee. For the fundraising participation option, a deposit cheque will be submitted for the set amount of the Family Fundraising Fee in September to be held until the commitment has been fulfilled.
The Membership (at the AGM) will decide on the number of fundraisers they will need in order for members to fulfill their fundraising commitment. The fundraising events may include a 50/50 draw, a Silent Auction, a walk-a-thon, poinsettia or spring flower orders, chocolate sales or specialty food (kielbasa, pizza kits, pierogies, etc.) sales.
Employer Donations (i.e. by directing United Way funds to LCDS, or via an employer’s charitable giving program) Corporate Donations or Sponsorship would also be considered for fulfilling your Family Fundraising commitment to the Society.
Confirmation of the Family Fundraising Fee and the fundraising activities for each school year (September – May), will be set at the AGM meeting in May of the previous school year. All members accept the decisions of the membership at the AGM by signing the registration contract.