Thank you for Donating to Friends
So far this month, we've raised over $7,500 in our annual
donation drive with a
total, so far, of 150 families donating $28,000 towards our goal of
This is a fantastic first half of the school year and we
cannot thank you enough for your support.
End of the Year Donations
Many of you make your donations to charitable
organizations towards the end of the year. We would like to encourage you to keep
your kid's school in mind when making your end of the year donations. Donating to
physical education, field trips, and
assemblies at the Albert Einstein Academies. Your donation to FoAEA goes directly to
programs that benefit your child.
If you are
a monthly donor, please help us meet our goal by keeping your monthly subscription
active. Sometimes credit cards don't go through and sometimes we all get new credit
card numbers. When this happens, please update your credit card information online.
Have you donated yet?
If you haven't signed up yet, please take 5 minutes to contribute to AEA's
enrichment programs. Go to our
donation website from your mobile device
or computer and
select a monthly donation amount or a one time donation. Choose $30/month
($1/day) or any amount affordable to you. Even $5 or $10 per month makes a
for the kids.
You can see our fundraising progress during this school
year in the chart below.
September is always our biggest month due to the start of the school year and December
is usually our second biggest with end of the year giving.
Corporate Matching Grants
Matching grants are another important way to help
donate to the school. During the last school year
Union Bank, Qualcomm, Pfizer, Intuit,
Genentech, Covidien, Nokia, and ARS National Svcs all donated to FoAEA and
this year we have commitments to donations from
Qualcomm, Genentech, ThompsonReuters,
and GoPro for over $10,000.
We thank all of these companies for their generous support.
If you work for
a company who has a matching grant proram
it just takes a few minutes and is free money to the school. Just ask your company's
Information normally needed to have an employeer make a matching grant is available
Holiday Gift Giving
Each year FoAEA provides information on holiday gift giving that helps support
our community and raises money for the school. Last year the AEA community helped
raised $3,000 while purchasing holiday gifts for your family and
friends. This year, with the growth in
the schools and the better visibility of this program, we'd like to see how much
better we can do.
Holiday Shopping Through Amazon
The amazon.com affiliate program has
become one of our most successful fundraisers over the last few years in part
doesn't cost anything beyond what you were going to purchase
anyway. This school
year participation has been fantastic.
How does the program work? Simple! The only thing special you need to know is
As you are planning your holiday gift giving, please remember to use our link
(foaea.org/amazon) and tell anybody you can
about it including grandparents, uncles and aunts, friends of the family, etc. Gift
giving can have even more meaning when it is also raising money for schools.
There's no limit to who can use it, how many times, or how much money we can
raise through this program!
The chart below shows how much we've made through the Amazon affiliate program
since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. Each month this year has been better
than the last school year. Let's keep it up!
Artsonia is great for Holiday Gifts!
Go to Artsonia and check out your
child's artwork. If you buy before December 15th
it will deliver by Christmas and the school gets 20% of your purchases
back as a donation.
Want to volunteer at AEA?
If you are interested in volunteering, please send an e-mail to our volunteering
committee at email@example.com.