It goes without saying that this year has been challenging. The PTA wants to make fundraising safe and easy. We also want everyone to participate, regardless of whether or not you have the capacity to donate. We have a MUCH smaller budget this year due to remote learning, but we still have expenses and new grant requests to fulfill to support our school. This page contains everything you need to know about our fundraiser this year. We hope you make it to the bottom for the special surprise!

Our fundraising goal is $25,000.

What is the fundraiser this year?

Since most of us have very little "bandwidth" right now, The Ben Franklin PTA partnered with an online platform called Raise Craze. Raise Craze has a different model of fundraising. They allow EVERYONE to participate because it's not just about raising money. It's about Acts of Kindness. Using the Raise Craze platform, parents will help their student(s) create a private webpage that allows each student to log their Acts of Kindness and enter in email addresses to ask for donations. 

As part of our fundraiser, students ask friends and family for donations via the online Raise Craze platform while paying it forward serving others. What a great way for us to teach our students the importance of kindness and gratitude while raising much needed funds. Note: Email addresses and donations are strongly encouraged but not required to participate in Raise Craze.

Download the "How To" Guide.

Ready to Get Started?

We can't wait to hear about your Acts of Kindness! Start logging them today and your student might win a prize in class or even a virtual lunch date with Mrs. Marissa Hoffman (formerly Stone). See below to start your page, log an Act of Kindness or check out the Leaderboard!

Mark your calendar for these school wide acts of kindness!

Be Kind to Yourself To!

Teachers, Parents, Friends, and Family members, we appreciate everything you do to help our Franklin Community and we want to say thank you. During November, you have two opportunities to also be kind to yourself during a free virtual yoga class designed specifically for our Franklin community! This is a 30 minute live-instruction power yoga class taught by Eric Ziegler RYT-200hr certified instructor. Download Eric's playlist for class.

Please click here to register in advance for a yoga class.

Corporate Matching

Many employers will match your donation to the Franklin PTA. We encourage you to find out if your employer offers this benefit, and if so, use it to double your impact! Some local employers that offer this benefit are:

  • Microsoft 
  • Boeing 
  • Costco 
  • T-Mobile
  • Google 
  • Starbucks 
  • IBM
  • The Home Depot

Click here for a complete list of employers that will provide a corporate match for your donation to the Ben Franklin PTA. 

Got Questions?

What does the PTA do? How will the PTA spend the money I donate? We are glad you asked! Please visit our Donate page to view how we use your donations and to donate directly to the PTA, if you decide not to participate in our Raise Craze event.

For more information please email fundraising@mybenfranklinpta.org

Calling all Teachers!

Let's face it. We can't do it without YOU! And we want to make participating in this year's fundraiser easier than ever. You can see how well your class is doing by visiting the leaderboard. Need some ideas on how you could incorporate Acts of Kindness in your curriculum?

Download some curriculum ideas.

Looking for ways to celebrate your students who are logging their acts of kindness? Here's some ideas:

  • Customize this certificate!
  • Tell a Joke 
  • Create a Funny JibJab 
  • Video that the Teacher will Send to the Class 
  • Choose the Teacher’s Zoom Background 
  • Show & Tell  
  • Homework Pass
  • Choose the “Brain Break” Activity for the Class 
  • Extra Points on an assignment 
  • Wear Cool Shades During Class      

Congratulations! You made it all the way here! We'd like to say Thank You with some more Acts of Kindness Ideas and a special video from Mrs. Hoffman!

 

Remember...The student who logs the most acts of kindness by November 25th will get to have a special virtual lunch with Mrs. Hoffman! Check out her video below!