AHSC Helps Schools Raise Nearly $100,000 To Date

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Students from George Washington High School sell raffle tickets at the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Photo by Frank Jang.

Students from George Washington High School sell raffle tickets at the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Photo by Frank Jang.

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.

The raffle program is managed by the AsianWeek Foundation and sponsored by Sterling Bank & Trust. Accounting services are provided by Louie and Wong LLP.

raffle tickets

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

Elementary School

TOP WINNER: Alice Fong Yu Elementary School – $1,259

Sunset Elementary School – $795

Jose Ortega Elementary School – $675

Middle School

TOP WINNER: A.P. Giannini Middle School – $1,745

Visitacion Valley Middle School – $300

Francisco Middle School – $141

High School

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

Private Schools

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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