Why do we need to fundraise?
Many parents ask this as they get started in the public school system--especially with all the property taxes we pay each year. Funding for schools does a good job of covering our buildings, teacher salaries, administration, books and other necessities, but lost in that are some much-needed enrichment programs and community-building activities that make the overall learning environment what it needs to be for all of our kids. In order to provide this overall learning environment, we must raise funds--but fundraising is not our mission. The funds we receive are put to use for student programs, teacher resources, family-focused activities and school improvements.
Throughout the year we will host Spirit Nights at local restaurants, where you can support the school with your food purchases. Check back frequently to learn when our next spirit night will take place.
Become a part of our community fundraising program that's raised over $1,050,000 for local schools and nonprofits - just by shopping online!
When you shop at the Online Mall, you'll be supporting:
Southwood Elementary School. Yay!
Shop the Online Mall and access hundreds of online shops that give back to Southwood Elementary School while giving you special offers and coupons on the things you buy. All this and it's at no cost to you!
Bookmark the Online Mall to make sure your online shopping makes a difference!
Shop on Amazon and raise money for our school at the same time. It costs you nothing. Amazon will donate a percentage of every purchase made through Amazon Smile. All you have to do is visit smile.amazon.com select Southwood Elementary PTA as your charitable organization and shop as usual.
Join us for a Movie or two! This year we will host one on campus movie night and one at Southchase Theaters where they will donate a percentage of the sales for the evening.
The Holiday Shop that Helps You
Students shop for family, friends, and loved ones
All items are priced for a child's budget.
Shop in a safe and convenient atmosphere
Students experience the joy of giving for the first time
Open to the community. Admission is $5. Wristbands required for activities for children 4 & Up.
Carnival Games, Food Trucks, Bounce Houses and so much more!