Why Do We Fundraise?

Why do we need to raise funds? How much money do we need to raise?

The PTO proudly sponsors and supports the majority of the supplemental student enrichment programs for the students at Jacob Wismer. We also use fundraising dollars to support our school staff and administration in the important work they do for our students.

Since our parent community generously contributes time and money to PTO programs, our students are given wonderful opportunities like Art Literacy, Artists in Residence, Celebrate the Arts, world geography (Passport Club), reading programs (Jr. Great Books), author visits, and much more. For more detailed information about the programs that we fund and support, please check out our PTO SUPPORTED PROGRAMS now.

To make it easy for you to see where your financial contributions go, we have created a visual "PTO Snapshot" for you below.   To successfully run all of these wonderful enrichment programs, it requires $60 PER STUDENT.  There are many ways for you to conribute to this goal of $60 per student throughout the year:

  • Cash or Check Donations to the PTO
  • Check to see if your has an Employer Match program to match your financial contributions
  • Innisbrook is our Fall kickoff fundraiser where students sell gifts through this program
  • Jog-a-thon is a fun event for the students and contributes greatly to the financial goals for the PTO!

Don't forget - there are many opportunities to contribute actual dollars to the PTO for FREE!!  All it takes is a few minutes of your time and you can significantly help raise money for our school!

  • eLabels for Education and Box Tops - just by clipping labels, you can donate $$!
  • Safeway
  • eScrip
  • Office Depot
  • Shopping and Restaurant Days will be announced throughout the year.  Just by shopping or eating out, you can help meet the financial goals for our school! 

Check out our FREE and EASY page now for more information now!