Hello ELBOPA Families!
We've had a couple of weeks now to settle into our new fall routine, hope it's going well for everyone! Welcome new families!!
Approaching us very quickly are 2 big fundraisers ELBOPA holds every year; Night Out which is one week from today on September 21st and the Car Wash which is the following Saturday, September 27th. Last year these 2 fundraisers together raised around $10,000!!! This money is used to enhance our children's musical experiences at East Lansing by providing clinics with professional musicians, attending festivals, purchasing instruments, replacing uniforms among many other things. These are just some examples. Oh and families that aren't familiar with what Night Out is-students sign up in small groups to form an ensemble. They are then assigned to an East Lansing neighborhood in which they go door to door performing the fight song, alma mater, stand cheers, etc. The purpose is to solicit donations and advertise the car wash to be held the following weekend. It is then followed by a pizza party at Eastminster Presbyterian church.
As always, to successfully execute fundraisers of this magnitude, we need parent involvement. I've created links to a Sign-Up Genius page which allows you to view what areas we need help and allows you to sign up. I believe you need to create an account in order to sign up. Make note of your account info as most all requests for volunteer help are done through Sign-Up Genius. It'll just make it easier for you next time.
So here goes! Following is the link to sign up for the Night Out Fundraiser:
And following is the link to the Car Wash Fundraiser:
Thanks so much in advance for helping out. If you have any questions feel free to contact me or any ELBOPA board member. Also, contact information for the chairpersons of each event are listed on the sign up pages.