“Project Celebrate” will celebrate teachers this school year (2021-2022) by giving ten $25 Visa gift cards to ten (10) Title I schools, totaling 100 gift cards. We recognize that all schools, teachers and support staff make an incredible impact in the lives of our youth. However, as an initial effort, we have selected 10 Title I schools because of their additional work in educating students from disadvantaged areas, hence the job requires so much more of teachers.
Serve the Need members such as yourselves would give what you could toward this project. Our organization would match the funds (dollar for dollar) that it receives.
The committee would then purchase the 100 Visa gift cards in May in order to take them to the following Title I schools prior to the end of this school year. Visa gift cards were chosen because of their use nearly everywhere and its use is not limited to a particular product or store.
Title I Schools Selected:
Selma Elementary Selma Middle
Smithfield Selma High School West Smithfield Elementary
Cooper Academy South Smithfield Elementary
Benson Elementary Benson Middle
Four Oaks Elementary Four Oaks Middle
The gift cards will be personally taken to principals at these schools with a letter from Serve the Need suggesting that they be raffled to staff, making the distribution of the cards from STN fair and without an arduous selection process.
PROJECT CELEBRATE BUDGET
Donations. 1,500* Purchase gift cards 2,500
STN Matching. 1,500 Fees, shipping, misc. 500
Total Income. $3,000 Total Expense $3,000
*Per Lisa Gainey, First Baptist Church of Smithfield has committed $500.
Clayton Women’s Club and Horne Memorial UMC have voiced interest in supporting this project as well.
To give your donation to this project, please send a check made to Serve The Need and mail to PO Box 1016, Clayton, NC 27528 ATTN: Project Celebrate.
OR you may click on the following link and make your donation online with a debit or credit card.
To designate funds to this project, in the “In Honor Of: ” box, please type: Project Celebrate
The deadline to give is April 30, 2022. Your contribution IS tax deductible. Our organization is a 501(c)3 Non-profit.
If you have ANY questions about this project, please call Tom Ricks at 919-333-8399