Initially we thought as a school, we would ask for money via Support Nea Now and not do any other fundraisers. But as the first year of Nea unfolded, parents wanted additional ways to contribute, so they created some additional fundraisers. Please do not feel obligated to participate in all of them, unless you want to! And if you have other ideas for fundraisers – go for it! And let us know how the PTA can support your endeavors.
Support Nea Now - In our first year we organized Support Nea Now (SNN) to supplement the bare bones budget from the state and give our kids better access to music, art, field trips and computers. SSN is a two week pledge drive.
Walk-a-thon - An incredibly fun “learner powered” fundraising event. Learners get approximately two weeks to have friends, neighbors, and family sponsor them for the walkathon - either a per-lap or flat-fee donation. During the event, all learners walk as may laps as they can in the time allotted while listening to music, enjoying healthy snacks, and having fun walking with their friends. In the past, this event has raised between $14-15k.
Alameda Kids Movie Series - An easy fundraiser that people beg you to buy tickets for!
Silent Auction - This year's silent auction was part of the Learner Talent Show, and featured amazing donations from the parent community, friends of Nea and Facilitator gifts of time.
Motown and Margaritas - This is a great evening event for adults only that includes dinner, a silent auction, a musical performance from our own Nea-parent band, and the best margaritas this side of the Mexican border.
Escrip/Nob Hill/BoxTops - An awesome way for the school to earn passive income. The more people sign up the more money that comes to the school. The PTA will be at events ready to sign you up and activate your cards.
Nea Buzz - Your morning coffee available for sale at the lower village (seasonal).