"Play" it Forward
School Fundraisers that really pay off!
My Art Workshop will help your school raise funds through a variety of “Play” It Forward Programs.
Types of “Play” it Forward Programs offered by My Art Workshop:
My Art Club, 6 Week Session – 3 six week sessions of arts and crafts, offered 1 hour per week after school throughout the school year, with 2% of program funds donated back to your school.
My Art Club, Early Release Program – a 2 hour program offered to students on early release days, with 2% of program funds donated back to your school. You can choose to do one early release day a year or offer a program for each early release day throughout the year.
Special Event Night At Your School – Choose a crafting theme and sell tickets to a fun special event night at your school.
- Crafting Themes Include:
- Stepping Stones
- Tie Dye
- Pottery – large tiles, small plates and coffee mugs
- Wood Boxes or Shapes
- Wood Sculpting
- Clay Play
We charge $8 per project and waive our standard $85 trip fee. You can sell your tickets (1ticket = 1 project) for an amount greater than our charge and earn money! Example: Sell 40 tickets at $12 per ticket = $480 and pay My Art Workshop only $320 for a $160 donation to your school. We’ve done events with 100’s of participants, so the sky is the limit! Sell 200 tickets at $15 per ticket = $3000 and pay My Art Workshop only $1600 for a $1400 donation to your school!
Special Event Night at My Art Workshop – Schedule your school to come in for a special event night at My Art Workshop! We’ll donate 15% of total sales for the night back to your school!
Customize Your Own Event – We’re always looking for new ways to help you raise money! Let us know your idea and we’ll put it into action and $$$!
What is a “Play” it Forward Program?
“Play” it forward programs are extracurricular student activities designed to provide quality care for children while enhancing student learning and enjoyment. “Play” it forward programs are provided by outside vendors and can include art, science and music enrichment, sports programs, drama, etc or can be a one time special event such as a mother/daughter crafting night, family science event or a first aid class. Schools choose which programs meet the interests, time demands and budgets of their families and offer them as options for their students.
How is a “Play” it Forward Program different from other enrichment programs?
These enrichment programs are contracted to outside vendors, therefore unburdening teachers and administrators from extracurricular duties. Participating vendors are required to provide all promotional and marketing materials (i.e. posters, flyers, registration tables etc), student registration, class set up, clean up and instruction. Parents are able to register their children through participating organizations and school communication folders. The school only provides a means to communicate the program to students and parents and a sufficient room to host the program.
Furthermore, each vendor is required to donate a percentage of program fees to the school or PTA to help meet the growing demands of fundraising. This creates a fun and unique way to raise funds for schools, clubs and even scholarship programs.
How does a “Play” it Forward Program help parents?
By implementing “play” it forward programs, schools are not only helping to unburden staff and fundraise, but also providing much needed supplemental care for today’s busy families. An extra hour or two of before or after school enrichment may free families from the need to find additional daycare resources for their children. Furthermore, parents will be connected to outside vendors, such as My Art Workshop, that not only provide enrichment programs, but also classes, camps, birthday parties and group activities.
How do I get my school or organization involved in a “Play” it Forward program?
There are many vendors throughout Colorado that are experts in providing quality enrichment programs for schools, but have not taken steps to become “play” it forward programs. My Art Workshop has been a pioneer in adapting our art enrichment program, My Art Club, into a “play” it forward program by providing all materials, handling registration, staffing the program and adding the fundraising element to enrichment. If you currently use outside vendors for enrichment programs and special events, let them know you’d like to see their program become a “play” it forward program.
Is My Art Club the only option for after school enrichment that “plays” it forward?
It shouldn’t be. There is no reason that any of the before and after school enrichment programs being offered at your school can’t “play” it forward. My Art Workshop will be more than happy to help your school or organization get other programs on board.
Need help raising funds? Please contact My Art Workshop for help.
Call Kristin for details! 303-948-3598
or email: Kristin@myartworkshop.com