Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! As many of you know, the
Annual Giving Drive is by far our largest fundraiser for the entire school year.
There are no gimmicks, no wrapping paper or candy to buy; we are simply asking
you to donate what you can to help make Short Avenue the best it can be for our
children. Every dollar counts and every penny donated is put right back into
our children’s education. It is this community of families and friends that
makes Short Avenue a caring and dynamic environment and a solid foundation for
our children to learn, grow and flourish in education, connection, and
What's the Annual Giving Drive goal?
This year, our Annual Giving Drive goal is to raise
$50,000 with 100% participation from our Short Avenue community. Whether you
can give $5 or $5,000, we want our families to know we are in this together. We
are a Title 1 School, so giving what you can for those who cannot is important,
gracious and appreciated beyond words. It benefits ALL our children, and your
donation is 100% tax deductible.
Where does the money go?
These are just a few of the programs funded by FoSA. By
contributing any dollar amount you can, you are helping to make a difference in
our children's future.
Bravo - $28,500 Teacher
Aides - $24,000
Music Program - $20,000
Two Field trip buses per grade - $7,000
How much should I give?
Below are the suggested dollar amounts that the nearby schools are
requesting per child:
Coeur d’Alene - $1,250; Walgrove - $1,200; Mar Vista
- $1,200; Beethoven - $1500
We are asking each family to consider a donation of $750 per child
+ $250 for each sibling; however, any amount is welcomed.
Thank you for your support and your involvement! Here’s to a wonderful
Make checks payable to Friends of Short Avenue. Please
return your completed form along with your donation check/cash to the school
office. If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: FoSA incurs a fee for credit card donations
(4.1% for AMEX; 2.8% for all others).
Please consider using a check or Zelle so all of your
money goes to our school.