Fundraising

Fundraising

Some parents have asked: Why does the PTO need to run so many fundraisers? In fact, not all of the fundraisers are PTO fundraisers. The PTO needs to raise over $30,000 every year to pay for all of its budgeted costs.

There are three types of fundraisers held at the school:

  1. School Fundraisers
  2. PTO Fundraisers
  3. Fundraisers for Charities

School Fundraisers

St. Anthony School holds several fundraisers during the year, and also runs some ongoing fundraising programs, to raise funds for costs not covered by tuition payments and funding from diocesan sources. All of the funds from these fundraisers go to the school; the PTO does not receive any of these funds.

The school uses these funds to pay for tuition assistance, to purchase books, supplies, and equipment and to maintain and renovate the school. Some school fundraisers include:

  • School Spirit Wear (Fall and Spring)
  •  Harris Teeter club cards program
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Amazon Smile
  • School Lunches (YAY! Lunch)

PTO Fundraisers

The PTO raises funds to pay the costs of events and activities run by the PTO for St. Anthony students and families. The PTO also raises funds to pay costs for school events and activities that the school does not fund. Many of the PTO fundraising activities serve a dual purpose. Some fundraising activities include:

  • Christmas Attic
  • Bingo
  • Fun Run
  • Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dances
  • Used Uniform Sale

Fundraisers for Charity

The school also holds several fundraisers during the year to raise money for charitable organizations. These fundraisers usually include:

  • Operation Turbo – sends boxes of Home to deployed sailors, marines & service members
  • Student Council Tag Days
  • Anthony’s Food Pantry
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving