Boot Camp Fundraiser
Boot Camp Fundraiser
Posted on 10/09/2019
Emge's Boot Camp FundraiserWhat is the Emge Boot Camp?
The Emge Boot Camp will be our largest fundraiser of the year. Last year we raised over $30,000 with the Walk-a-Thon. We are hoping this year to raise another $20,000. Participants earn money by participating in various exercises and challenges during their grade-level time on Wednesday, October 2. Participants get pledges from family, friends, neighbors or businesses to support their efforts.

How do I get Pledges?
For our Boot Camp this year, we're using an awesome website that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It's fun, it's easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don't!

Online Pledges
It takes just minutes to set-up your child’s own fundraising page to request pledges. To register your child(ren):
1) Go to http://pledgestar.com/emge
2) Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”. Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
3) Follow the instructions on-screen to register your children under your family account

When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. Call Pledgestar @ 1-888-598-7510 if you need any help with online pledges.

In Person Pledges
Use the form in your Boot Camp packet to collect donations face-to-face. Consider going to family and neighbors explaining the purpose of the boot camp. 
You may collect cash or checks. Please have all donors write their checks out to “Emge PTO”. No donation is too large or too small!

Download the pledge packet here

Be sure to ask all of your friends and family members. If you do go to neighbors’ houses, please do so with a trusted adult.

Why are we raising money?
Your support allows the PTO to continue to fund many of the great programs and events at our school. This year we plan on using any funds raised to:
● Fund a Gaga Ball Pit for the playground, new equipment for PE, stage/risers for school assemblies and performances, and to help create a calming room for students who need a sensory break.
● Provide teachers with money to enhance their instruction and classroom environment.
● Fund the many PTO events throughout the year.
● Continue funding various subscription services and other annual fees for the Emge community.

What is the goal?
This year we would like to raise $20,000. If every participant can raise $50/student we can achieve our goal.

Can parents come up to participate?
Parents are welcome to cheer on their child(ren) during the boot camp. Feel free to make posters to really encourage your boot camper during their workout time!

Grade Level Times:
Kindergarten 9:45 - 10:05  
First Grade 10:10 - 10:30
Second Grade 11:15 - 11:35
Third Grade 10:45 - 11:05
Fourth Grade 11:40 - 12:00 
Fifth Grade 12:05 - 12:25


Calling all Volunteers!
We also need parents to help volunteer to make this event run smoothly. Please use this link to sign-up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084CAEA923A1FE3-emge

Pledges are due Friday, Sept. 13 for all grades!

In order to guarantee your prizes, you MUST turn in your packets on time. Any pledges collected after that day will help us meet our goal, but may not ensure prizes delivered in time for the Boot Camp.

Thank you for your support!!!