Fundraising at St. Joseph’s School is the responsibility of all parents. Money raised by the three major fundraising events (Crab Feed, Harvest Festival, and the Have-a-Heart Auction) finance a significant portion of the annual budget. In addition to providing financial support, these events, and our presence at them, contributes to the social and spiritual enrichment of our school community. By involving ourselves in these activities with our children, we give witness to our commitment to Catholic education to our students, families and parish members. Since these fundraising events are conducted with the generous assistance and support of the greater Wenatchee community, participation allows us to share our Gospel message with many others.
Currently, there are 4 aspects to fundraising at St. Joseph School that all families must make a sincere commitment to support:
This two-day event, held in the fall, consists of Saturday all-day, Sunday 10-5 outdoor festival including carnival games, food, live music, inflatable rides and crafts. Parents are expected to help decorate, cook, serve and clean at the Fiesta, provide staffing for the food and games, and clean up after the carnival event. Net profits from this event are approximately $18,000.
This event is held at the Kuykendall Hall on a Saturday night in early February. School families are expected to: assist in procuring a total of approximately $100,000 in donations from the greater community (5 items per family worth a total of $350 or one item worth$1,000), coordinate class projects, help on the weekend of the event with: set-up, decorations, ticket sales, raffle sales, table closings and registration at the event, etc. Net profits from the auction are approximately $100,000.
This event is a spaghetti and fresh crab dinner held in the early spring. Parents are expected to sell tickets to the event and to assist in the serving, decorating, cooking and cleaning. Net profits from the event are approximately $8,000.
St. Joseph School is continuing to register families into the eScrip.com (Safeway, Macy’s, Eddie Bauer, Office Depot plus others) community partner programs. When you register your rewards cards online, every time you shop you earn money for our school. The more families registered and using their cards while shopping, the more money for the school.
Additional Fundraising Efforts
Please send box tops for education, labels for education and empty ink & toner cartridges with your children to school. We can mail in these items to receive funds for Saint Joe's School.