Fundraising

There are several fundraising opportunities that the Puffer-Hefty PTA utilizes to help raise funds for our school.  Through its fundraising efforts, the Puffer-Hefty PTA was able to raise over $35,000 last year, which helped fund programs and resources for our school.  The following is a summary of the various fundraising opportunities available through the Puffer-Hefty PTA.  As you will see, many of these require very little effort, but the rewards can be substantial.

These opportunities are open to anyone so please share these links with your friends and family.  The more participation we have, the more funds we will collect for our school! Thank you so much for your continued support and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the person linked in each fundraising opportunity.

AMAZON SMILE

Already love Amazon? How about using Amazon Smile to help the Puffer-Hefty PTA? It’s the same great Amazon you love but with 0.5% of the purchase price for Amazon Smile eligible products being automatically donated to us.  Just go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3472383.  Then all you have to do is shop like you normally would.  When clicking on the link you’ll find the exact same low prices and selection as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that your shopping will benefit Puffer students.  IT’S THAT SIMPLE! Don’t forget to bookmark the link so that you can support us every time you shop! Questions? Contact us at [email protected] 

BOX TOPS

Every year Henry Puffer School families are asked to clip Box Tops for Education.  This is an easy way to make money for Puffer-Hefty PTA.  For every Box Top, we get 10 cents for our PTA.  Simply clip the Box Tops cleanly along the dotted lines, being careful not to cut off the expiration date, and turn them in to your child’s teacher.  If we all work together, this adds up quickly!  Go to http://www.BTFE.com for a list of the participating products.  Also, download the BTFE mobile app to earn bonus Box Tops!  Questions?  Contact Jen Crawford at [email protected].

CLASSROOM ART PROJECTS

Over recent years an art project from each of the classrooms has been included in the silent auction at Trivia Night.  Volunteers on this committee will help coordinate and execute the art project for each classroom during the school day.  It is typically the same project for each class.  If you have any questions or project suggestions or would like to help on this committee, please contact us at [email protected] 

DINE AND SHARE

Dine and Share is a night off from cooking organized by our PTA. This committee coordinates an evening at a local restaurant where the restaurant will donate a portion of our sales back to our PTA.  A flyer will typically get sent home and will need to be presented at the restaurant when ordering.  The Dine and Share events are held approximately monthly.  Questions?  Contact Kara Rambke at [email protected] or Megan Gilbert at [email protected].

FALL FUNDRAISER

Every fall, the Puffer-Hefty PTA participates in a fall fundraiser.  This past fall, we sold products through Charleston Wrap, which includes not only wrapping paper, but over 300 home goods to choose from. As a result of tremendous fundraising efforts by our students, the Puffer-Hefty PTA earned almost $5,000. If you have any questions about the fall fundraiser, please contact Rachel Ittner at [email protected].

KOHA

Download the KOHA app on your iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device to have a percentage of your purchases at designated Downers Grove businesses go back to Henry Puffer School.  After you make a purchase at participating KOHA merchants, use the app to take a picture of your receipt. A percentage of the purchase amount will then go to Henry Puffer School while also awarding you individual reward points within the app.  This program makes money for our school while also supporting local businesses.  Win-win!

MEMBERSHIP DUES AND FUNDRAISER WEARY DONATION

Your $10 PTA membership dues and/or $50 fundraiser weary donation are a significant part of the budget and allow the PTA to fund programs and events for the students at Henry Puffer School.

TEACHER EXPERIENCE RAFFLES

In the spring, students are given the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win various experiences with our Puffer teachers and staff.  If you have any questions regarding Teacher Experience Raffles or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Kelly Matusiak at [email protected].

TRIVIA NIGHT

Trivia Night is the Puffer-Hefty PTA’s largest fundraiser as well as a fun night out for parents! The evening includes trivia, raffles, silent auctions and more, and all of the proceeds go to help fund programs and events for the students at Henry Puffer School.  A significant portion of the money raised comes from experiences offered by Puffer families, such as progressive dinners, Ravinia Night, Euchre Night, Survivor and much, much more. If you have any questions or if you have any donations, please contact Jyotsna Jagai [email protected] or Nikki Brown [email protected].