Fundraising is an important source of funds for Providence and brings many valuable extras for our children. Providences offers many types of fundraisers, including:
Founders Day Bash and Silent Auction
This fundraiser has a carnival-like atmosphere with games, prizes, great food and silent auction. Each classroom helps with the silent auction items by creating a specific themed basket. Although, it is a fundraising event, the Founder’s Day Bash has become a major social occasion that everyone enjoys.
This event is so much fun for our families, we forget it is fundraiser! Each year, around Valentine’s Day, members of the entire school come together to enjoy a smorgasbord of breakfast foods which have been provided by the families. This is great opportunity for parents, children, and staff to spend time together outside of the classroom. All proceeds from the event go the school.
Each Spring, Providence hosts ‘ProvROCKS’ …. a fun evening for adults with drinks, appetizers and a live auction. All proceeds raised at the event go to the school. Click HERE to purchase tickets!
Community Rewards works when you link your Kroger Plus Card to the Kroger website and a percentage of your spending becomes earnings for Providence! Easy as pie. Speaking of pie, go buy one at Kroger! 🙂 Make sure to re-enroll every August at www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Providence Montessori. Sign in with your existing Amazon or Amazon prime password to shop and support Providence.
Our outdoor metal tree sculpture, designed by local artist Doug Wilson, is located next to the front entrance of our Texaco campus. Help us make it grow with donor leaves! Available in Gold, Silver, and Bronze, each leaf can be engraved with up to three lines of text. Display your family name, honor a Providence graduate, or use wording of your choice on your leaf to be displayed on this unique and commemorative artwork. A member of our staff will contact you for the details of your engraving.
Box Tops for Education
We also participate in the “Box Tops for Education” program. Providence earns cash for every Box Top collected – it all adds up! Collect and bring them to the office!
Magic Beans Coffee Roasters offers you a unique opportunity to support Providence Montessori through subscriptions to their Origin Explorers Club. You can help raise funds for Providence while enjoying a high-quality, fresh, local product. Rather than the traditional model of catalog goods or low-quality food products sold at a high cost, Magic Beans offers a product you want and can use – exceptional coffees from around the world! At the beginning of each month, Magic Beans delivers 2 twelve ounce bags of our featured monthly selection from the Origin Explorers Club to Providence within 24 hours of roasting. Providence will then distribute your coffee to you. If you have friends, family, or neighbors who would also like to subscribe, they may do so – you can pick up their coffee for them at school, or we can ship them for an extra charge.
Subscribers to the program will pay the same monthly fee as our regular customers here in Lexington. Providence will receive 15% of all sales through this program.
Magic Beans feature coffees from around the world – the Americas, Indonesia, and Africa – many from a single farm. We believe that great coffee is made on the farm, and our roasting highlights the unique qualities imparted to the beans by the farmers themselves, as well as the region of origin. We love to talk coffee – if you ever have a question, whether it’s about where a coffee is grown, brewing suggestions, or whatever, just give us a shout via email or phone.
The school offers clothing, bags, umbrellas, bumper stickers and license plates with the Providence logo.
In recent years, fundraising has provided the school with:
- Main lobby renovation
- New carpeting
- New playground equipment and recycled rubber mulch
- Professional development for staff
- Student enrichment programs (i.e. Lexington Children’s Theater productions, guest artists)
- New copy machine