Dec 19 2016
Delivery Week Highlights: Over 2,000 items donated to local clubs and teams
PHOENIX, Ariz. - A group of citizens in support of Arizona’s innovative students and their futures have come together in partnership with Support My Club to ‘flash fund’ over 2,000 items to local high schools this week.
Knowing that the collective pooling of resources creates greater impact, Support My Club initiated the Collaborative Flash Funding campaign. Through this movement, 33 donors/couples allocated significant personal funding towards Academics, Activities, Arts or Athletics. They could also set specific parameters determining just how or where the funds would be distributed- i.e. certain geographic areas, schools, categories.
In addition, for every $100 of value received in donations, the students complete 1 hour of community service in gratitude, thereby completing a full cycle of philanthropy and further engaging the students in teamwork and paying it forward.
The Collaborative Flash Funding campaign supported 88 public and charter schools across the state and the 2000+ items were allocated to 387 different clubs and teams, most of which have a student population where many qualify for free/reduced lunch and where students have the most need. Items fulfilled include a variety and cover a diverse price range including: paint brushes for the art club, a screen printing machine for student government, a composter for the recycling club, registration fees for a leadership conference, catcher’s gear for the baseball team and a guitar for band. Support My Club operates under the mantra that if you build Stronger Students, you have Stronger Schools which create Stronger Communities.