Playground Committee Update

The playground committee is in full swing with our fundraising efforts for the new back playground (the one between the two schools). Playground equipment is very expensive and the Public Schools Branch does not provide any money for new playground equipment. Our goal is to raise $300,000.00 by February 2019. We would like the playground to be open in September of 2019 to coincide with the expansion of Stratford Elementary. We have raised around $7900.00 so far, so we definitely have a lot of work ahead of us.
We would like to give people the opportunity to donate to our cause. We are now accepting donations to go toward our new playground. A GoFundMe page has been set up, the link is posted at the bottom of this email. Individuals can also contact Willena Lanigan at wlanigan@eastlink.ca or 902-367-2820 if they would like to donate. Every dollar raised will help us get closer to our goal and no amount is too small!
 
For individuals who would like to donate larger amounts please contact Willena. There will be a donor wall for donations over $1000.00 and charitable tax receipts are available for amounts $500 and over. If you want a tax receipt, please contact Willena and do not use the GoFundMe.
It is important to remember that this playground is not just for our students, but for the entire community so feel free to spread the word to neighbours, friends, grandparents, coworkers, etc. The more that we can make the community aware of this very worthwhile cause, the more likely we are to reach or goal and be able to give our children a fantastic new playground!
 
Thank you in advance for your support and keep an eye out for more fundraisers to come.
The Stratford Schools Community Playground Committee
gofundme.com/stratford-playground
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