SWSBA typically raises money each year by:

  • Selling Purdy’s Chocolates before the Winter Break
  • Fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Winter Concert (50/50 and raffles)
  • Fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Spring Concert (silent auction, donation table)

Money raised from these initiatives goes into our general fund to cover various program costs.

Grocery Card Program

In the past, we also ran a grocery card program.  This was our sole fundraiser where money raised by students went directly to his/her fundraising account to be applied against his/her band expenses.  However, in recent years very few students participated, and we decided not to run the program during this 2020-21 school year when band has been suspended due to COVID-19.  The SWSBA (AKA – you!) may decide to revive this program in the future, but we will need a new coordinator. 

We are always looking for other ideas to raise funds while being mindful of fundraising efforts being undertaken by the Samuel W. Shaw Fundraising Society so we don’t overwhelm families. 

If you have fundraising ideas, and/or would like to volunteer to coordinate or assist with a fundraiser, we want to hear from you!  We LOVE new ideas and volunteers!

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