Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Rock Hill KKids donation takes the weekend totals to the edge of $1,000.00 for the GRAND FINALE push

Cheryl DiBennedetto and Angela Buccheri co-advise Rock Hill's K-Kids which is a group of third, fourth, and fifth graders. This year the group has done many projects including: a Pennies for Patients campaign, a book drive for Read to Grow, Inc, and a Relay for Life team.

The final project of the year was an ice pop sale for the Wallingford Firework Fund.

In the weeks leading up to the sale students made posters and announcements. The day of the sale students counted and delivered pops to classrooms. The suggested donation was a dollar but many families exceeded that with very generous donations. The advisors assumed the money raised would go towards next year's celebration since the fundraising goal had been met. They were not aware of the Grand Finale campaign until fourth grader Hadley Rogers told them excitedly in school Friday morning.

With that, they made their $273.00 donation Saturday morning at the collection station I was working at the Wallingford Landfill and helped push that total and the total collected at the Recycling Center by Wayne Montefusco to $718.00.

With Paypal donations sitting at $243.00 the current balance toward the Grand Finale is now $961.00.

I pledged last week that I would match up to $1,500.00 all donations made to The Fund out of my Town Council pay for Q2 (that is the entire amount I earn for the quarter). So that adds an additional $961.00 for a new total of $1,922.00

In discussions I had with Atlas PyroVision Productions, who the town has contracted again this year to do the show, they agreed to help us with the effort - they are willing to match The Fund donations toward the add on to the Grand Finale dollar for dollar as well (up to $3,000.00) so right now the add on to the Campus at Greenhill 2013 Wallingford Fireworks Celebration sits at $3,844.00.

I am really excited over the response since we just got started Friday morning!

I am setting the bar - Wallingford can hit $1,500.00; that taps out my entire match at $1,500.00 and Atlas' for their $3,000.00.

So the reality is - we have "just" $539.00 to go to make a set target. (But we'll keep collecting above and beyond that).

Weather permitting this will be our best show ever!

So with that let's mail those donations in or donate via Paypal.

Below is the link to Paypal or you can mail your tax deductible donation to:

Wallingford Fireworks Fund
c/o Jason Zandri

35 Lincoln Drive EXT
Wallingford, CT 06492

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