If you’re in need of a break from shopping madness #GivingTuesday will soon be here. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
You’ve probably seen or heard about our Green Envelope Campaign, and what better way to give back to your local community than with a donation to support the Willow Grove Educational Foundation (WGEF)?
WGEF funds several programs at our school, including Music, Science, Physical Education, Engineering, Impact Teachers, English Language Lesson (ELL) Teacher, School Counselor, and Computer Lab. These are just some of the enrichment programs provided to our Grizzlies, and are "extras" that are funded exclusively through parent donations and corporate matching to WGEF. Without financial support from Willow Grove families, our students simply would not have access to those programs.
There are two exciting ways for families to participate in our Grizzly #GivingTuesday efforts this year!
1. Class participation. The class with the highest percentage of Grizzly Growth Fund donors by the end of Giving Tuesday will win a class photo with Grizzly. Any amount counts! Donations can be dropped off at the Willow Grove office or made online through the button below.
2. Anyone who donates on Giving Tuesday or has donated to the Grizzly Growth Fund since August, can also support us on Facebook by taking a photo with our Facebook sign and posting it to your page with #WGEFGivingTuesday. Print and fill out the Facebook sign and tell us what Willow Grove Educational Foundation funded program you love. We can’t wait to see photos of our little Grizzlies!
We know that everyone has many different causes to consider and ways to donate to that are personal, meaningful and make an impact. We hope that you will join us in supporting our amazing school on #GivingTuesday by making a donation of ANY AMOUNT.
Don’t forget about corporate matching for any donation made that many companies offer. Every donation counts. Every dollar makes a difference. Every effort is appreciated.