What is Jog-a-thon?
Its an annual fundraiser where kids collect donations from their community either cash or online donations. Donations are set to a $$ amount per lap or a flat sum. Packets will go home by 2nd week of school with info on how to setup your child’s donation site. All packets and funds for Jog-a-thon (cash and online donations) are due October 19th.
On the day of the event classes are assigned a shirt color and classes take turns walking to the nearby park (Schiffler Park) where they will run their laps in the allotted time (usually 30min). They will have lap counter sheets on their shirts and parent volunteers mark them as they complete laps.
Why are you having a fundraiser?
Because we are a Charter school, we receive significantly less funding from the Oregon Department of Education than other public schools. Our school community fundraises to meet the funding deficit. Our school generally doesn’t do many fundraisers, this is the only large school wide fundraiser that is done aside from the auction.
Are parents and family allowed to come cheer during the Jog-a-thon?
Absolutely! Parents are welcome to come cheer on the runners at Schiffler Park. We recommend you try to match your child’s class color shirt so we can identify you as part of the Arco Iris community.
Should each of my children each have an individual fundraising page?
Yes, please as we can track donations for each student this way.
Does my company match my donations?
Please see your HR department for details on your company’s matching program. There are a number of companies in the area that have matching programs. There are some companies who require you to donate through them directly to receive the match (such as Nike, Cambia, Providence, and Kaiser). If you do not donate through their website, Arco Iris will not receive the matching funds.
If I have to contribute directly through my company website, how do my kids get credit for the donation?
Please use the provided Jog-a-thon envelope and include a copy of your donation receipt from your company. We will log the donation for your children and they will get credit for your donation amount. Your company’s matching funds will be included in your child’s total!
Will my donation receive a tax receipt?
Your cancelled check or your receipt from the online donation is your tax receipt
We hope you are able to share in our excitement as we come together as a community to raise money for Arco Iris School. If each student MEETS the TARGET of $110, we will surpass our school wide goal of $42,000!!
Email the Jog-a-thon team at firstname.lastname@example.org