GivingTuesday: November 28, 2017

Catch the Wave of Generosity

A fundraising campaign for Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School



How do you put a price on something priceless?


Think: giving instead of getting.

Think: celebrating generosity and philanthropy. 


Think. Then act on November 28th.


Join us for this global movement honoring charity. It’s an easy way to do something small that means big things:

  • Share what you love about Lewis & Clark Montessori with your social network

  • Invite your network to join you in supporting our school through the Meriwether Fund

  • Take part! Give back in the amount that works for you.

There is power in numbers.  We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.

Spreading the word will help you increase your impact by making us eligible for two valuable matches:

1.    A goal reaching match ($3,000) offered by a group of our loyal donors and event sponsors when we reach $10,000 on GivingTuesday.

2.    A Facebook & Gates Foundation match (up to $50,000) for super early bird donors who give through the donate button on our Facebook page starting at 5 am on Tuesday, November 28th.

On GivingTuesday we hope to:

                                         


BONUS! Do one of these:


  1. Make it monthly: join our Circle of Champions at $15/month or more

  2. Upgrade: raise your current level of monthly giving by $15/month or more (contact Peter at pjensen@lcmcs.org or 503.427.0803)

  3. Make a single contribution of $100 or more


And get a chance to win:


  • A month of school lunches OR a fee-free school trip for one child!

  • Two complimentary tickets to our Spring for Education Auction on Saturday, March 17, 2018!


Your support is vital and purposeful.  


Lewis & Clark Montessori is a place where you connect and engage, too. Team up with us for 24 hours on November 28th to take a big bite out of our $70,000 Meriwether Fund goal. 


You already know it costs money to sustain this beautiful community where your children learn and grow each day. In fact, your support helps to make up the 20% difference between the public state funds we receive and the true cost of our program.


With your donation, you help us do what we do, and help make up that difference for the benefit of our entire community.  


We are already 20% of the way to our goal, your participation on GivingTuesday can more than double that!


Remember: a dollar a day or $30 a month per family gets us to our goal.


Your gift to the Meriwether Fund underwrites all aspects of our program. Large or small, here's how your contribution makes a big difference in a child's day:


  • $75 – provides pencils for one month
  • $125 - one day of bus service
  • $300 - one day of rent in our facility
  • $600 – one day of student electives - music, world languages, theater arts, and more
  • $1,200 – 5 new ChromeBooks for student use
  • $1,500 - fills “the gap” for one child for the year
  • $2,500 - provides 3 school days of educational materials for all students
  • $5,000 - one day of teacher compensation, school-wide

Get ready to give! Mark November 28th on your calendar and do something big for our school and community.

Starting at 12:00 am on November 28th, you can make a donation. You will have 24 hours to participate in Giving Tuesday.


THANK YOU SPONSORS!

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About Us

Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter School is an Oregon Public Charter School sponsored by the Gresham Barlow School District. We serve preschool through middle school-aged children in Damascus, Oregon with an authentic Montessori program. 
 
The mission of LCMCS is to foster healthy human development and a life-long love of learning in our community by providing a holistic approach to education.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.  Your donation is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

                                           





Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end of the year end giving.

Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.

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About the Organization

Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School

Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter School is an Oregon Public Charter School sponsored by the Gresham Barlow School District. We serve preschool through middle school-aged children in Damascus, Oregon with an authentic Montessori program.

The mission of LCMCS is to foster healthy human development and a life-long love of learning in our community by providing a holistic approach to education.