With AsianWeek Foundation’s help, SF public and private schools have raised almost $100,000 as of 2013 through the Asian Heritage Street Celebration “Make Some Money For Your School” Raffle Fundraising Program.
The AsianHeritage Street Celebration School Raffle Program is a community based project that
(1) provides a no-risk fundraiser opportunity for our public schools;
(2) enhances our children’s learning and extracurricular activities, and
(3) familiarize students at an early age about the concepts of giving and raising funds for community purposes.
Tickets are sold for $3 and $2 goes directly back to each school. The extra $1 goes into a bonus for the top selling school in each division (elementary middle, high), who will be awarded a $500 cash prize. Each school that sells at least 20 tickets will also receive a $100 bonus! There are multiple prize drawings throughout the Asian Heritage Street Celebration (set for the third Saturday of every May) at Civic Center.
This year participating schools raised over $12,794!
“Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will be used to replace aging computers, provide student assemblies, support our school garden, and much more,” says Pauline Lee, A.P. Giannini PTA member who is spearheading the school’s fundraising efforts. “The AsianWeek Foundation is so awesome to support Bay Area Schools by giving back most of the ticket sales to the schools. How can you beat that?”
According to Principal JoLynn Washington of Jose Ortega Elementary School, who has participated in the raffle program for the last four years, the money raised at her school goes to purchase Chinese books for Mandarin immersion classrooms and a Lunar New Year Fair, which is hosted annually to expose the student body to Chinese culture.
“Having extra funds from the raffle proceeds has enhanced our arts activities,” says St. Mary’s principal Nancy Fiebelkorn. “This year, all of our students were able to express themselves through their creations which went on display in our lobby.”
Here’s a look at how the schools did:
2013 AHSC Make Some Money For Your School Fundraiser Participants + Money Raised
TOP WINNER: Alice Fong Yu Elementary School – $1,259
Sunset Elementary School – $795
Jose Ortega Elementary School – $675
TOP WINNER: A.P. Giannini Middle School – $1,745
Visitacion Valley Middle School – $300
Francisco Middle School – $141
TOP WINNER: George Washington High School
George Washington High School Japanese National Honor Society – $1,089
George Washington High School – c/o 2014 – $148
George Washington High School – c/o 2015 – $75
George Washington High School – c/o 2016 – $81
George Washington High School – CIS – $248
Abraham Lincoln High School – Girl’s Basketball Team – $600
Abraham Lincoln High School - Japanese Culture Club – $45
Galileo Academy of Science and Technology – $39
Heart in Motion – Balboa HS – $191
Heart in Motion – Burton High – School – $60
Heart in Motion – Galileo High School – $60
Heart in Motion – Lincoln High School – $60
Heart in Motion – Lowell High School – $549
Heart in Motion – Marshall High School – 66
Heart in Motion – Wallenberg High School – $60
TOP WINNER: St. Brigid School – $3,300
St. Thomas More School -$256
St. Mary’s School – $120
St. Thomas The Apostle School – $51
Total raised by all public and private schools: $12,794
All participating schools will be receiving checks for their amount raised on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the AHSC Beneficiaries event.
Sign up your school today: Raffle Participation Form
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