Dear Band Families,
Band Camp was a good example for all of us that wonderful results need funds for all the things that make the program work and successful.
Today I would like to introduce to the Band Families easy ways to raise funds for the program.
1) Dine to Donate
New this year is the 'Dine to Donate' Fundraiser. We will have four events throughout the year. Kick-off is on Tuesday, August 23 from 11am to 10 pm at Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza, 42970 Grand River Ave, Novi MI 48375.
The restaurant will donate 20% of all Dine-in, Carry Out, Alcohol, and Gift Card Sales. Please bring a flyer (will be available in the Band Room) or download the digital version from the Band website to your phone and show it to the waiter on the day of the event. Please write 'Novi HS Band' on your receipt, and hand it to the server.
Feel free to share this information with friends and family, every customer counts. Larger groups may call to make a reservation.
Please do NOT distribute the flyer on the day of the event on the property of the restaurant, this would disqualify the whole event!
2) Amazon Smile
If you are a customer at amazon's, go to smile.amazon.com before you order, log in to your amazon account, and choose the "Novi HS Band Boosters" from the charity list. amazon will then donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to NHSBB, your pricing etc. will not be effected.
3) Kroger Shoppers
Please register your Kroger's card for the Michigan Community Rewards Program. The Novi HS Band Boosters is listed as one charitable organization, our number is 82631.
You can register your Kroger's card online: Go to the kroger.com website, on the bottom is 'customer service'. Go to 'FAQ', click on the 'Community Rewards'. Register your Kroger's card now by creating an account, and enroll for ' Novi HS Band Boosters'.
You can also call Kroger's at 1-800-KROGERS, and have you card enrolled for the program by phone.
Your participation in this fundraising will not effect any other perks you get as a customer, it only helps the Band funds. Simply use your registered Kroger's card upon check out.
For those families who are shopping at Busch's, they also offer a Rewards Program in which the Novi HS Band Boosters is enrolled. Log in to your 'my way' account and enroll your my-way-card to benefit the Band on their website buschs.com. Please choose the NHSBB as benefitting organization annually.
These programs are also suitable for friends and family, they can participate in and help raise funds for the Band.
5) Dollars for Doers or matching gift program
This is a program some companies offer to reimburse the organization for the volunteer hours their employees work for the organization.
Please ask your employer if they offer this program. In case they do, simply log your volunteer hours for Band, and submit it to your employer. Depending on the company, they will reimburse the Band quarterly or twice a year.
To our knowledge the following companies (but not limited to those) offer the program: PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, GM, Ford, AT&T, Verizon, Fifth Third Bank, JP Morgan.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the fund raising options at email@example.com.
Thank you for helping raise funds for the Band program,
Other Fundraising Opportunities
Events such as the Spring & Fall Bottle Drive, Golf Outing, Fanfare and the Winter Guard & Drumline Invitational raise money for the General Band Fund. This is used to support "all things band" such equipment, uniforms, camp, instructors, etc.
Trip Account Fundraisers - Start Building Your Account Today!
How do you defray the cost of the 2018 band trip? With your student's trip account! You can begin "earning" dollars for YOUR student's trip account by using Scrip. Scrip is simply a gift cards you purchase and use at your favorite stores. A percentage of your purchase is directed to YOUR student's trip account. Put your regular household shopping dollars to work! YOUR student can also earn money by selling Little Caesar's Pizza Kits, Citrus Fruit, Flowers or Wreaths. Over the next year, the NHSBB will offer a variety of opportunities for your student to earn funds for their trip account!