Better Together

Better Together is a student-led fundraising campaign founded with the mission of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the community of La Salle in mind. Through showing gratitude for those around them and the experiences that have shaped them, students will be encouraged to share stories of their time at La Salle and understand the importance of philanthropy and how it benefits many of their peers.
Better Together works in tandem with the Wreath Sale fundraiser, where students can sell wreaths and other items in October and 45% of those proceeds (less shipping costs for UPS orders) count toward their $150 Better Together goal.
Working together with their 4th period classes from March 29-April 23, students will participate in activities to reflect on their La Salle experience, express appreciation to teachers and fellow students, and compete in trivia and challenges to earn points towards prizes and class rewards. 
We believe now more than ever, our students need to experience the distinct benefits that come with demonstrating gratitude, experiencing generosity, and contributing to something greater than one's self. 
Each student is responsible for raising $150. Students will raise funds by collecting smaller gifts from friends and family in their networks. They will be encouraged to share their La Salle story and collect donations with their own personalized JustGiving online fundraising page. Checks can also be turned in to 4th period teachers during collection days. Donations must be sealed in an envelope with the student's name on the outside. Collection days will be announced, but donations can be turned in or mailed to the main office at any time. 
Students may also get creative with their fundraising and use bake sales, car washes, babysitting, or other ideas to raise money for to meet their goals. Prizes and points will be awarded based on the amount of funds they raise and their participation in fundraiser activities.
All net proceeds from the Better Together campaign will be split evenly between need-based financial assistance and funding community-building efforts such as retreats, class connect days, St. La Salle Day festivities, and more.
If you have questions, please refer to the FAQ or contact Advancement Associate, Melanie McCaffrey at 503.496.1778.