Fundraising

Donations can be directed to a student by mentioning their name in the reference section.

Fall Calendar Fundraiser

Ends September 30

It is time to start the Fall Calendar Fundraiser. We are doing it electronically this year and hope that this will increase fundraising for students.


This link: https://go.rallyup.com/musicstudentsoflancernation will take you to the Student Center in order to register/sign up to participate. It is a link that can only be accessed through this email, not on the actual Raffle site that potential purchasers will see.

*** During that process you will see a tab that says Review & Pay. You DO NOT have to pay anything

to register.


Upon entering the site, there will be several spots to enter Student Name, email, parent name,etc. Parents, if you are using your email please be certain that youput your student’s name on the account. If a student is doing the sign up, they must use a personal email, not a school email.


After your sign up is complete, you will receive your own personal link that you can send out tofriends, family, and others. You can email, use social media, and text it to others. This personal Link will enable FOM to track how much each student raises so at the end, their Charms account can be credited for the amount they raised.


FYI:

Given that this is an online event, there is a credit/debit card processing fee attached to any purchase. The drive is set up to encourage purchasers to “tip” to cover that processing fee. If they choose not to, that fee will come out of the student profits before being deposited into Charms.


One great tip for selling is that even if someone wins on a ticket purchased, they still remain in the pool with their other tickets to possibly win more prizes!


This is the first of many fundraisers being held this year in the hopes that the potential travel is approved and for future planning purposes.


Selling window: 9/1/2022-9/30/2022

Drawing Winners: starting on 10/1/2022

Winners will be notified by Kelley Howard.

If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser please reach out to Kelley Howard.


Our annual Mattress Fundraiser is coming right up!

To explain the goal this year and how this all works, we will be hosting our

parent kickoff meeting on

*THURSDAY OCT 13

© 6:30PM via Zoom*

(link will be sent that week)

where we will talk about the upcoming year for our program and

exactly how this fundraiser can help us have another

$15,000- $20,000 day for our program!


WE NEED ALL PARENTS IN ATTENDANCE, ESPECIALLY

THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO THE PROGRAM AND HAVEN'T

DONE THIS BEFORE!


This meeting will take less than 20 minutes of your time but will

have a huge impact on the success of the sale, so we need

everyone there to hear how his works and how you can help!


WE WILL EARN A $300 BONUS TO THE GROUP IF WE HAVE

AT LEAST 100 PARENTS ON THIS CALL


Students will earn credit towards our trips and events for

every referral they find! We'll explain how easy this really

is and everything you need to know on our call

SEE YOU THERE!

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE AND SHARE OUR POSTS


You shop. Amazon gives.

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases* - at no cost to you. Please choose "Londonderry Friends of Music" as your charity of choice. Thank you!

*We have raised a little over $100 to date!

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Fundraising Friends of Music FAQS 2021-2022

1. Why do we fundraise? The primary reason we fundraise is so that students can self fund their trips and financial obligations that go along with being a Lancer band member. The second reason is that FOM supports all of the music programs at all grade levels, including scholarships at graduation.

2. Who is responsible for fundraising? We all are: students, families, FOM board, and music staff. Ultimately the more your student fundraises (the majority of fundraisers we do will be for the individual student accounts) the less you pay out of pocket.

3. What if we as a family do not want to participate in fundraising or ask others for support? That is perfectly okay! A family may choose to pay out of pocket for all costs.

4. How often do we fundraise? The amount of fundraising we do depends upon the type and number of trips planned. For example, this year we have approval to travel to Disney World during April vacation. The approximate (and we mean estimate, as the travel conditions change and insurance needed to protect your money in case of cancelation) cost for each student is in the ballpark of $1500. So we are planning on having fundraising start during Band Camp and run a new one (method will vary) monthly at least until final trip payments are due sometime in February.

5. What happens when we have multiple trips or travel to an event like the Rose Bowl parade or NY City St. Patrick’s Day parade? We do more fundraising and potentially for longer than a year.

6. What happens to the fundraising money in my child’s account at the end of the school year? Any monies raised by your student that is in their Charms account will stay in the account for future use until graduation. Also please note that at the end of a fundraiser, it takes roughly 2 weeks for our Treasure to get the monies into each band member’s account. Upon graduation, any fundraising monies left in your students’ account will be transferred to the FOM general fund, as it can not be returned to families in light of our non-profit status. If your student has a younger sibling entering or in the band, the money from your older child’s account can be passed onto the next child. Sorry, it only applies to siblings.


7. What kind of fundraisers do we participate in? We are always open for ideas and we try to focus on a variety of products, services, raffles, etc. For example this year we are definitely doing a Mattress Fundraiser (where if a person purchases a mattress, they mention your child’s name and then your child gets the portion of that mattress allotted directly). We are kicking off this year with a Gourmet Popcorn contactless fundraiser during Band Camp. We are also hoping to do a sneaker drive, pizza dough, sale, Yard Clean Up (the kids get paid by homeowners to perform yard work), and a Poinsettia sale.

Please visit our fundraising calendar which has our tentative plans:

***If YOU or your employer has products (especially sporting event tickets), services, etc. that would be available for donation for fundraising for the students or if you would like to assist with managing a fundraiser please reach out to: Kelley Howard at fomvicep@gmail.com or (603) 620-0129