Matching for Maryland was a huge success. Whether it was chucking change on Wednesday, $1,385 in online donations or the generous amount of cash and check donations, we blew away our goal. Financials are being totaled, but we raised over $18,000! The Fund is thrilled as this takes tremendous pressure off our Springfest Fundraising efforts. Here is an overview of the week.
On Monday, the Fund provided free coffee for the community in the area outside the gym. We received many envelopes that day already! Tuesday was the day to turn in envelopes that went home in folders the previous week. Wednesday was "Chuck Your Change" day. Fund members stood in the drop off zone outside of school and collected loose change. Many kids dumped change in the buckets which was really adorable. Thursday was our online giving push. We noticed a large increase in the amount that came through the gesture site that day. Friday we were able to celebrate and Mr. DiCarlo, a diehard Pittsburg Steelers fan, made good on his promise to wear a Packer jersey if we made our goal (photo above). He received many high fives from students and parents alike.
We thank everyone who gave. From large to small donations, they are matter and add up! A special thanks goes out to our matching donors. The Fund is proud to support programming and projects that support the entire Maryland Avenue Community. It is clear that folks love our public school. Scroll down to see some more pictures of the week.
This donation box and extra envelopes were in the office all week.
Chuck your change day was really fun!
This thermometer was in the entrance hallway.
As a thank you, each student received this MAM bumper sticker!
Matching for Maryland: A Fall Giving Appeal is next week! Yesterday, envelopes went home to the entire school community in which they can include cash or check donations. Tomorrow we will hang our Giving Week donation thermometer and next week is go time! We are hoping to raise $5,000 which will be matched for a grand total of $10,000 of fall giving. This is an ambitious goal, but we think we can do it! If anyone reading this would like to give online please visit: e.givesmart.com/events/bse/ Thank you for your support of our school!
The Simple Supper menu is out! The choices are:
Za'atar Roasted Chicken, root vegetable au gratin, sweet potato mash
Grilled Pork Chop with mushroom marsala sauce, root vegetable au gratin, sweet potato mash
Roasted Squash Grain Salad – roasted seasonal squash, za’atar roasted seasonal vegetables, bulgar, quinoa, dried cranberries, mixed greens, cider vinaigrette – served with a poached egg, unless requested to have it without (vegan)
Gemelli Fall Pasta option adapted for kiddos
Tickets are $10 each with seating at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00. Carry out is also available. You can purchase tickets in the school office, from Fund board members or online at:
80% of ticket sales go directly to Maryland Avenue making this event a great way to support our school and feed your family! Many thanks to Simple Cafe for being a wonderful community partner!
The Maryland Avenue Montessori Fund is dedicated to enriching the education of children attending Maryland Avenue Montessori School by supporting projects and programs that enhance the educational community and support the mission of the school.
Want to donate to MAM Fund? Click the button above. Be sure to select Maryland Avenue in the menu in the first box.