Find out more about what we do and how you can get involved!
Thanks in part to a wonderful team of parents who make up the PTO and YOU, we budget about $50,000 per year on the three elementary schools in the Alma district! We have a diversified menu of sales and non-sales fundraisers that accomplish our fundraising goals, and here they are:
Great Lakes Fundraising
We're simplifying things! We've moved from Club's Choice and Frankenmuth Fundraising to a new Michigan-based fundraising organization; all products are made in Great Lakes States! This is our only catalog-based fundraiser, and represents the first of TWO major fundraisers you can be involved in to help support your children! Of course, we are always looking for volunteers to help distribute orders, and help set up the final pick-up (this is a FALL fundraiser).
If you would like to help out with organizing our catalog fundraising, please contact Marleen Cromer via email or call 517-745-1746.
The Alma Elementary PTO has Joined the Reuse Movement! We're signed up for ShoeBox Recycling! It’s an amazing community service fundraising opportunity where you we can actually recycle your shoes and find your SoleMate! We're spreading the message that ‘worn is not worn out’ and hopefully connecting with people around the globe through the magic of a SoleMate note. Just like the old ‘message in a bottle,’ only now the vessel is your shoes that you know longer wear.
ShoeBox Recycling sends us boxes to fill, pays for all shipping costs, gives us the chance to meet our SoleMates AND they pay $0.50 per pound for good, reusable and re-wearable shoes that we collect. So send those shoes into school!
Go to www.shoeboxrecycling.com to learn more about the ShoeBox recycling movement. Please do not send in winter boots, ski boots, flip-flops or Uggs.
You'd be surprised how much we've earned with these programs - we earned over $5000 during the 2014-2015 academic year! We volunteers to organize the counting and returning of box tops and labels for each school, and of course some help with counting.
If you are interested in volunteering with the labels, please contact Mandy Sanders via email or call (616)-788-1630.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR LABELS CORNER
Three per year, one week for each elementary school. We need help with set up on Monday, covering the register and helping students make purchases Tuesday through Thursday, and packing up on Friday.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Jessica Ackerman via email or call 359-2333.
We are always looking for good ways to raise funds! To share your idea, come to a meeting or submit it here!