There are many ways to contribute to make the Gala Fundraiser a great success.
Why does the HMS PA Fundraise?
The funds we raise are used to enrich the educational experiences that our children enjoy at HMS, and to provide community events for students and their families. For full details about how the HMSPA uses its funds, as well as for information about other fundraisers throughout the year, visit our main fundraising page. This event, however, is by far our most important fundraiser of the year, bringing in over half of our annual fundraising revenues.
Cash Donations: A number of parents have asked about making a cash donation to the PA, especially if they don’t win their silent auction items or are unable to attend the Gala Fundraiser. New this year, we have on-line donation capability through our website in addition to our regular donation bins.
Silent Auction Donations: Each year we count on HMS Parents, their friends and associates, local merchants, and other donors to contribute to our silent auction.
Past auction items have included gift cards or certificates for local businesses, restaurants, and spas, tickets to sporting events, venue rentals, gourmet foods, art, jewellery, fine wines and spirits, hotel stays, cottage rentals, professional services, and more. If you or someone you know has a product or service that would be of interest to parents in our community, a donation to our silent auction accompanied by a stack of brochures or business cards is a great advertising opportunity. With permission, we will acknowledge all donations in our newsletter and on our website. Formal donation requests on PA letterhead & Donation forms are on the table by the front door of the school and available here: (letter, form). When you drop off auction items in the office, please submit a completed Donation Form.
Wine Raffle: Are you wondering how you can contribute to the Gala Fundraiser? Our wine raffle has been a great success in past years. Please consider dropping off a wine donation in the front office by January 20th and put your name on the wine donors list. We will group the donated wine into bags containing 4-6 bottles, and will draw winning tickets until all of the bags are gone! Watch the lobby for updates on donations and draws. Tickets for the Wine Raffle are $5 each or 5 for $20. To buy your Raffle tickets now, click here, or complete the hard copy order forms included in the envelopes with your invitation. Draws will take place during the Gala. Winners not in attendance will be notified and their wine will be held for pickup at the school. Please complete a ticket purchase form and return it to the PA box in the main office with your payment.