Give a little, get a lot

It’s school $-raising season, and the parents at Madison Middle School asked us to share this request: Donate to their upcoming auction. They’re looking for new items, open to just about anything — art, gift baskets, sports souvenirs, you name it. If you don’t have schoolkids in your family, you may not realize how important these annual fundraisers are — a couple WS elementary schools, for example, are raising $ to fix deteriorating playgrounds. To offer an item (or find out about auction tickets), click here to e-mail the Madison auction chairperson, who also explains where the $ will go:

The auction benefits the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) programs and this year’s fund a wish item is a message board much like the one in front of West Seattle High School which will help to communicate to the parents/community the events at the school as well as important messages that somehow seem to get lost in a pre-teenager’s backpack!!!

3 Replies to "Give a little, get a lot"

  • Lynda February 28, 2007 (10:30 pm)

    I emailed! Geez, I haven’t been there in ages. My old teachers must be all gone now. I remember Mr. Lumley and his stories about Igor and Gertrude??? I think those were the names.

  • Nichole March 1, 2007 (11:57 am)

    I had Mr. Lumley too, but I think my mother did as well, shows how long he was there!

    Anyway, these auctions help the schools tremendously. Shorewood Christian on 28th Ave. S.W. (off of Roxbury) is also looking for auction donations of individual items, good for baskets, and services. Donating is great for local businesses (as well as out of area businesses). They get their names advertised for free and almost always increase their business. Plus, non-profit schools such as Shorewood Christian rely on this type of fundraising to continue offering our children a great education and keep it affordable.

  • add March 1, 2007 (4:17 pm)

    This is such a good idea to publicize the local school auctions (’tis the season) … perhaps a listing of all that are going on could be added to your “what’s up in WS” page?

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