Better Together FAQ

Better Together Campaign 2020-21

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Does this change the $150 student fundraiser requirement for the 2020-21 school year?

 

No. The $150 requirement per student remains the same. (Wreath sales are counted at 45% of revenue collected.)

 

 

What methods of communication will students be allowed to use for delivering their message to friends and family members?

 

Students will be encouraged to think creatively about how they create their message. Creating a short video is an easy and compelling way to share their story or message. The message will be focused on gratitude and the positive impact the La Salle community has had on their lives, and it will include an invitation to support the La Salle community through a donation. If the student used a JustGiving page, they can easily share the link to that page through an email and on their social media profiles.

 

 

What size of donation should students request from their friends and family members?

 

All gift sizes are welcome. To help your student reach their $150 fundraising requirement, we suggest inviting families to give between $20 and $100 each.

 

 

What if we have multiple children at La Salle?

 

Every student will be required to participate in the process of developing their message and delivering it to friends and family members. However, fundraising results will be counted by overall family results. (Example:  If Sibling 1 collects $275 and Sibling 2 collects $40, the family has collected $315 overall and has met their fundraising goal for both students.)

 

 

How are donations to be submitted to the school?  How will donations be tracked?

 

We will encourage students to utilize the online system JustGiving to help track and securely process donor contributions. Checks should be made out to ‘La Salle Prep’ and they can include the student’s name in the memo line along with a note that indicates it is for the ‘Better Together’ campaign. Donations of checks and cash should be turned in in a sealed envelope with the student's name on it to 4th period teachers on collection days or mailed to the main office. 

 

All donations will be tracked for student prizes and class competition purposes using the name of the student to which the donation was directly attributed.

 

 

Can we opt out of the Better Together campaign by paying the requirement in full?

 

We encourage all students to participate fully in the Better Together campaign, including the invitation to give. However, parents are allowed to pay the requirement in full if they so choose. Students will still be required to create their story and participate with their class in student fundraiser activities. We also encourage all students to send their story to friends and family members even if no invitation to give is included.