The fundraising program at the Ann
Arbor PTO Thrift Shop involves promotional activities in support of our shop --
most are easy to do.
Work together as a community to reach your fundraising goals. These
fundraising activities for school groups help the Thrift Shop by promoting the
shop, bringing in donations, and providing other needed support.
All of our fundraising options are subject to our budget and the needs of
the shop. Our profits are determined month-to-month, based on sales and
operating costs, and we do our best to project our profits for each school
year. We reserve the right to change our program as needed at any
All of our fundraising opportunities are promotional in nature and are
coordinated through your School Rep. When you
fundraise with us, your group will promote our shop and grow our
community profile within your school community. In this way, our
distributions help grow our profits.
Here's what groups can do:
- Show Your Support: member PTOs, teams,
student clubs and groups currently registered with the Ann Arbor PTO
Thrift Shop are invited to participate in the promotional "Show Your
Support" fundraising program. Make a 12 inch wide by 18 inch
tall poster to showcase your school group in the store.
Shoppers show their support by shopping and - for every $5
spent in the shop - dropping a token into your collection jar. Token totals
at the end of each week determine the amount of funds your group receives.
We will showcase four groups per week this year
during weeks when AAPS is in session. Payouts for this
fundraising activity occur at our regular distributions in September,
January, and May. Email us for details, dates and poster
specifications so your group can be a part of this fun, community-based
fundraising opportunity. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Promos in Publications: Promote the shop in your school,
PTO, team, group, or club annual or seasonal publications using our
promotional PDFs as provided. This promotional activity
helps spread the word about the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop and its work on
behalf of AAPS students to your school community. It's an easy way to
earn extra funds for your group. Eligible publications are
wide-ranging and include school directories, PTO and PTSO
newsletters/e-newsletters plus seasonal team sports programs, performance
programs and playbills (including theatre, orchestra, band, choir and jazz
band), and other year- or season-long publications, as deemed appropriate.
A PDF of our Promo is provided and must be used as
provided for a full page. Verification copies of each
publication must be provided to ensure payout. Funding rates are
based on the publications' nature, frequency, and reach.
Payouts for this fundraising activity occur at our regular
distributions in September, January, and May. Email us about
your school publication and book a page to promote the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift
Please note: all activities
and funding rates are subject to change based on the needs and budget
parameters of the shop.
- A representative of a school PTO, booster club, or organized club
(president, PTO officer, fundraising chair, club faculty adviser, etc.)
contacts us and we will start a records worksheet for your school PTO or
other group. We will assist you with further information such as
guidelines and fundraising amounts.
- Your school PTO must have a PTO Thrift Shop representative (" a rep")
to participate in our fundraising programs. See What's a rep?
- For group fundraising activities, your group organizes the event by
enlisting volunteers, publicizing the event in your school, and following
- The Thrift Shop keeps track of the support activities performed by your
PTO, clubs, or organizations. Funds for all participation in our
fundraising activities will be included for your school PTO on each payout
- Club, group, team, etc. activities at each school are itemized in the
payout report received by your school PTO treasurer to make distribution or
crediting to various clubs or organizations simple and easy for you.
Contact Us by
Email us at: email@example.com
Please include the following information in your email:
1. Your name.
2. School name.
3. PTO, booster club, or organized club that you will be fundraising
4. Phone number(s) so that we may contact you directly.
5. Activity that you are interested in.
*THIS WEEK IN OUR
Look for the following AAPS groups featured in our lobby this week:
DICKEN Elementary School -- Noon Hour Enrichment
SLAUSON Middle School -- 7th Grade Nature
A2 TECH High School -- Young Entrepreneurs Club
COMMUNITY High School --
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Results: December 23rd-29th, 2012COMMUNITY High School
-- Dance Body
A2 TECH High School -- Young Entrepreneurs Club (YEC)
DICKEN Elementary School -- Noon Hour Enrichment
SLAUSON Middle School -- 7th Grade Nature Trip
Results: December 16th-22nd, 2012:
PIONEER High School -- Women's Swim and Dive
ALLEN Elementary School -- Field Trip Scholarships
ROBERTO CLEMENTE High School -- Basketball
FORSYTHE Middle School -- Orchestra
Results: December 9th-15th, 2012:
EBERWHITE Elementary School -- Helping Hands
A2 TECH High School -- Youth Advisory Club
MITCHELL Elementary School -- Music Club
HURON High School -- Rising Scholars
Results: December 2nd - 8th, 2012:
PITTSFIELD Elementary School -- Robotics Club
BRYANT-PATTENGILL Elementary Schools -- PTO Supports...
NORTHSIDE Elementary School -- Cross-Country Kids
THURSTON Elementary School -- Chess Club
Results: November 25th - December 1st, 2012:
TAPPAN Middle School -- Agrarian Adventure
SKYLINE High School -- Science Olympiad
CARPENTER Elementary School -- PTO-Sponsored Science Fair
and Science Olympiad
LOGAN Elementary School -- Artists AT Logan
Results: November 18th to 24th, 2012:
COMMUNITY High School -- Spanish Trip
SKYLINE High School -- Orchestra
LAWTON Elementary School -- PTO
MITCHELL Elementary School -- Student Council
Results: November 11th to 17th, 2012:
ANN ARBOR Preschool & Family Center -- All-School
ABBOT Elementary School -- Super Scientist For A Day!
HURON High School -- Men's Water Polo
CLAGUE Middle School -- French Club
Results: November 4th - 10th, 2012:
ANN ARBOR OPEN School -- K-6th Grade Frield Trips
ROBERTO CLEMENTE High School - The Arts!
SKYLINE High School -- Bands
THURSTON Elementary School -- PTO
Results from October 28th to November 3rd, 2012:
WINES Elementary School -- Lunches With Love
ANGELL Elementary School -- Enrichment Scholarships
LOGAN Elementary School -- Science Alive!
KING Elementary School -- 5th Grade Space Camp
Results from October 21st to 27th, 2012:
ANN ARBOR OPEN School -- Art Supplies for Open
HURON High School -- Women's Swim and Dive
SCARLETT Middle School -- Athletics
SLAUSON Middle School -- Golden choirs!
October 14th to 20th, 2012:
School -- Parent Council
High School -- Fall Crew
High School -- Black Student Union (BSU)
Elementary School -- PTO
Results from October 7th to 13th, 2012:
HURON High School -- Intergroup Relations
BACH Elementary School -- Science Olympiad
CARPENTER Elementary School -- PTO
MITCHELL Elementary School -- PTO Field Trip
Results from September 30th to October 6th, 2012:
Middle School -- 6th Grade Field Trip Scholarship Fund
Elementary Schools -- Classroom Critters Visit Pattengill
High School -- Men' Water Polo
Elementary School -- Instrumental Music
Results from September 23rd to 29th, 2012:
School -- Field Trips
School -- Baseball
School -- Men's Ice Hockey
School -- PTO
Results from September 16th to 22nd, 2012:
PITTSFIELD Elementary School -- Community Garden
BURNS PARK Elementary School -- 4th Grade Camp
FORSYTHE Middle School -- Band
SKYLINE High School -- Men's Cross-Country
Results from September 9th to 15th, 2012:
ANN ARBOR OPEN
School -- Intramural Sports
School -- Academic Society
School -- PTO
CLAGUE Middel School -- 8th Grade Trip to
Thank you to all of our supportive shoppers - and
congratulations to all on these fundraising efforts!
* SHOW YOUR SUPPORT fundraisers
commenced the week of September 9th to 15th, for the 2012-13 school year for 45
You can email any questions about our Fundraising
Activities to our Director of Promotions and Community