Friends & Families,
We are very excited to kick off our annual 20/20 Raffle! This fundraiser has historically been one of the best ways to raise money for MCS and for our families to acquire volunteer hours. We have raised over $11,000 in the past! We did not know it at the time of the raffle, but the money we raised helped us survive the impact of COVID-19 on our budget last year.
This year we continue the MCS Unity in Our Community initiative. Funds from our events do not solely benefit us here at MCS. We are proud to help other local, like-minded, nonprofit organizations who dedicate their work to serving both our immediate and greater communities. Our goal with this year’s 20/20 Raffle is to raise $15,000!
In our immediate community, at least half of the funds we raise will support our ongoing campaign for teacher and staff professional development. Each year the staff travel to Kiawah Island, SC to attend the MEPI Conference. This conference is crucial in keeping our staff up to date with current Montessori trends, materials, and to maintain the Continuing Education credits required of our staff. Each teacher that attends costs approximately $600.00. Trained and experienced faculty directly impact our students here at MCS and conferences like these help our community to be the most experienced Montessorians in Jacksonville!
MCS has a beautiful community, and only with our community’s support, can we continue to grow for our children. We want this fundraiser to be our best yet! We are asking our families to sell 10 tickets each (yes you can sell more!) to family, friends, neighbors, and anybody who wants to donate to a good cause (AND perhaps win some extra cash!). Each family that sells 10 tickets will receive 5 volunteer hours.
We appreciate your loyalty and commitment to MCS and look forward to a successful raffle. Thank you so much for all your support!
MCS Fundraising Committee