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“Thanks to PledgeStar, we raised $16,000 more than we did last year!”

PERRI PENDLETON, CIRCLE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

July 1, 2021

Bathgate Elementary Students Double Fundraiser Goal Page by Page!

For its March 2021 fundraiser, the Bathgate PTA took its endeavors indoors with the campus “Fun Run” reimagined as a Read-A-Thon. Armed with two school-wide goals—$25,000 earned and 250,000 minutes read—the students hit the ground reading. Though their goals were hefty, Bathgate families managed to exceed expectations and raise $55,000, more than double their original…

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June 8, 2021

Manchester GATE Elementary Dances Along With Alumni To A Successful Fundraiser!

In the fall of 2020, Manchester GATE Elementary School students had a special guest for their online “Groove-a-Thon” fundraiser. Former student Carlos Perez led the students in an exciting online dance program from the comfort of their homes in order to raise money for the school. Manchester GATE Elementary is a second through sixth-grade magnet…

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May 12, 2021

Redwood Christian Schools Raises Over 100% More Per Participant With PledgeStar, Smashing Their Goal By Over $45,000!

Like many schools dependent on annual fundraisers to help with curriculum and program costs, Redwood Christian Schools wasn’t sure what to expect from this year’s Jog-A-Thon fundraiser. Located in San Francisco, Redwood Christian Schools has a student population of over 700 students in grades TK-12. At the time of their annual Jog-A-Thon in January 2021,…

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April 1, 2021

South Oceanside Breaks Records and Pays Less with PledgeStar!

For PTO President Allison Dvorak and the other members of the South Oceanside Elementary PTO board, the decision to use PledgeStar was an easy one. They researched all their options and conducted interviews with online fundraising companies. Through their research they found some fundraising companies take 50% or more of the funds raised, which was…

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February 1, 2021

Parish Priest Sleeps on Roof and Principal Sumo Wrestles to Congratulate Students for Doubling Jog-a-Thon Goal Using PledgeStar

In the fall of 2020, St. Veronica Catholic School volunteers weren’t sure whether their COVID-modified jog-a-thon would be successful, given the changes they had to make to the event and the difficult circumstances many of their families were experiencing. Little did they know their annual fundraiser would be their most successful in its twelve year…

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November 1, 2020

St. Rose of Lima Academy Gets Moving with an Online Fundraiser!

Every year, volunteer parents at St. Rose of Lima Academy (SRLA) have a fundraising goal to help keep tuition costs down. This year due to the COVID-19 required social distancing measures in place, they grew nervous when they had to cancel their silent auction and Walk-A-Thon events. They knew raising money was still necessary for…

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