For Lily B. students and parents, this page has the info you need to collect donations.
How do I get my donations?
Children and their adults ask friends and relatives to give a donation to sponsor the child for the Walkathon. Donations should be collected during the donation drive.
Online donations in your name will be credited to you.
Have fun looking for sponsors! Here are some ways to get donations:
1. Send an email with your donation link to your friends and family in-town and out-of-town. Be sure to thank them!
2. You and your adult can visit/call your friends and relatives. Tell them about the Walkathon and your school.
3. Parents—share your student’s link with your co-workers! Many of us help our co-workers with their children's school. It is time to return the favor! Your friends at work will make great sponsors for our Walkathon!
Walkathon information will be sent home with our student on Monday, September 19th.
Fundraising Tips for Students
Set a goal for yourself and try to get your parents to match it.
Start with your own personal donation.
When asking for donations for the Walkathon, ALWAYS go with your adult and do NOT go door-to-door.
Do NOT ask any Lily B. teachers or faculty for donations.
Follow up your email with a phone call one week later.
Sample Letter (Script)
Here are a few things you can say on the phone, in person or through email while asking for donations:
My school, Lily B. Clayton Elementary, is holding its annual Walkathon on Friday, October 14th, 2022.
My school friends and I are walking to raise money for our school. I am walking 1½ miles through the Lily B. neighborhood with my friends and teachers to show support for my school.
Will you please sponsor me? You can make a tax-deductible donation of $5, $10, $20 or whatever amount you would like. We are collecting money during our donation drive.
Thank you for helping our PTA improve the grounds, enhance art and music programs and provide new technology for our school. Lily B. Clayton is a historic, public elementary school.
Donations can be made online at 99Pledges [include your student's link from 99pledges]. Please be sure to donate under my name so that I will receive credit for the donation.
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lily B. Clayton PTA tax ID number is 75-2536056.
Thank you for your support!