Fundraising and the Spring Auction

Parents are a big part of fundraising at Family Preschool, which helps to support scholarships for some of our families, professional development opportunities for our teachers, and classroom materials and enrichment programs for our students. The single most important fundraiser for Family Preschool is our annual Spring Auction. Each year, our families solicit wonderful donations from local businesses throughout the Triangle, as well as contribute their own talents and services for the auction. In the past, we've had everything from gift certificates to Celebrity Dairy in Siler City to a photography session with our own talented Molly Cronenwett.

Each year, it is a bit of a surprise to see what will be available for bidding in the auction. This year, everyone will get a chance to see what great items are available starting on May 6. You don't have to be a family at FPS to bid! Everyone is welcome to try their luck with their best bids through the close of the auction on May 12.

Typically, FPS generates between $5,000 and $6,000 through the spring auction, much of which supports our scholarship program that helps ensure that all types of families are able to attend the school. In the past, the money raised through the auction and other fundraising activities have also supported professional development opportunities such as our teachers attending workshops on project-based learning, as well as a plethora of amazing projects and art activities.  

We invite everyone to check out the auction when it opens next week and find some great goodies. You'll find some great bargains, and you'll be supporting a wonderful community preschool that offers an inclusive environment for all.

Best of luck!

Shane

- The Auction Team