As we come into the final stretch of fundraising for St. John Elementary School's brand new playground, we continue to be amazed at how our school families, parishioners, neighbours and Perth service clubs continue to be generous and join so many others in making the kids' dream of a new school yard a reality!
In the past seven days, St. John's students have received $14,000 in local donations from individuals and events! Absolutely amazing!
This past weekend, St. John Elementary hosted a huge fundraising dance, headlined by the amazing band Tailgate, which raised $8,000 for the playground. This fundraiser, coupled with generous donations from organizations like our parish's Catholic Women's League, the school's favourite pizzeria (Jersey Joe's!), and the fabulous Perth Firefighters' Association, helps bring us closer to our goal!
Furthermore, extra fundraising events, such as St. John Catholic High School's popular dress-down day on a recent Friday, helped to raise $911.72! Thank you high school students for being role models to your younger SJ friends and giving back to your larger school community!
As well, St. John's Elementary junior students hosted a bake sale last week, which raised a whopping $1,000.75. Thank you to all who enjoyed the sale's brownies and cookies, and to the many parents and teachers who baked late into the night to help make the bake sale fundraising a great success!
Below are this week's generous donors, who helped us have our biggest fundraising week since January:
David & Angel Burke
Mark & Erin Monker
Dale & Jeanne Nugent
Greg & Terry Bowes
Jo Bali & Dominic Richens
Kevin & Nancy Jordan
Greg & Laurie McNally
Jennifer & Tyson Sweeney
SJ Elementary junior students' bake sale
SJ Catholic High School casual day donation
Cooper Family cabinet raffle ticket sales
SJ Tailgate fundraising dance