Here is How You Can Help!
The Kindergarten Fund is a fundraising arm of Blaine Elementary School that is run by parents with children entering kindergarten in the 2016-2017 school year. We are currently collecting funds to support kindergarten teachers' assistants. Our aim is to raise $100,000 for two assistants, but will re-assess by mid-August to see if only one assistant is achievable. Here is how YOU can help:
Parents are asked to donate $1200 per kindergarten student for the year. We understand that not all families may be in a position to donate the full amount- a contribution at ANY level is always greatly appreciated. We are a 501C3, so all donations are tax deductible.
Convenient payment options are available:
ChasePay: Click here to donate now with Chase QuickPay. *You do not need to be a Chase customer, but will simply need to create a QuickPay account. Our Kfund ID is KindergartenFund@gmail.com.
PayPal: Click here to donate via Paypal. Click on the “Send Money” tab. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Check: Drop it off in our Kindergarten Fund mailbox in the main office of the school. If you are dropping off a check just email us at email@example.com to let us know and we will be on the lookout! Please make your check out to The Kindergarten Fund.
Square Reader: Make using a credit or debit card. See a KFund officer for more details
Ask your family and friends for help!
Invite your family and friends to donate by creating your own Crowdrise account for the KFund team at
Participate in Corporate Matching!
Free money! There is a good chance your (or your spouse’s) employer matches any donation you give! Retirees are often eligible, so ask your parent(s) as well. With a little research and completion of a form, you could double (or triple with your parent’s help) your contribution. http://kindergartenfund.weebly.com/corporate-matching.html
An easy way to give back! Use the Kindergarten Fund AmazonSmile page while shopping for all of those important online needs!
Calendar of events!
3rd Blainepalooza - Kfund Sponsored Snack Bar
25th Playdate at the Kindergarten Playground (corner of Grace and Jansen) 9:30am-11:00am
16th Kids Corner at the Southport Art Festival 10am-12pm
26th Kfund night at D'Agastino's 4pm-9pm 25% of your purchase on dine-in or carryout will be donated to Kfund
30th Playdate at the Kindergarten Playground (corner of Grace and Janssen) 10am-11am
4th Floral Design and Wine party 7pm $100 per person- secure your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellow Kindergarten mom and PTA President, Paige Kinane, will coach you in how to create your own beautiful floral arrangement which you will get to take home. Enjoy wine and snacks while getting to know other Blaine parents. Event will take place at Paige's studio Details in Bloom located at 1770 W. Berteau Suite 303
11th Dine at Potbellys and support the Kfund. Potbelly's will donate 25% of sales 5pm-8pm on this night!
20th Playdate at the Kindergarten Playground (corner of Grace and Janssen) 10am-11am
23rd Kfund night at D'Agastino's 4pm-9pm 25% of your purchase on dine-in or carryout will be donated to Kfund
27th Glamping for Kindergarten - Parent party at the Kruger residence 8pm (invitations were emailed if you didn't receive please email email@example.com and request to be resent)
31st Back to School picnic 4p-6p
6th First Day of School - 1/2 day for Kindergarteners
Students with last names A-L will attend 8am-10:30 and students with last names M-Z will attend 12pm-2:30pm
7th First FULL day of school
8th Blaine Night at Krueger Gallery 3709 N. Southport 10% of all purchases this night go to the KFund
9th Blaine Night at FROYO 3746 N. Southport 25% of sales 3p-8p donated back to the KFund
10th Kindergarten Playdate 9:30am @ Kindergarten Playground
17th Stop by the Kfund booth at Taco Fest on Southport
22nd Dad's night at Begyle Brewery 7:30pm $40/person RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
30th Student Fees are due - If you have made the entire $1200 Kfund donation then you don't have to pay
Stay tuned for more fundraising details to come
If you have any additional fundraising ideas, would like to volunteer or any campaign questions, please send them to us at email@example.com. Thank you!