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Radford Regiment Activities:

March 2024:

2023/2024 Snap! Raise Band Fundraiser

Hello, Band Parents!

It is that time of year again, time to kick off our SnapRaise fundraiser for the 2023/2024 season. Some of you may remember this fundraiser from last year, but for any new folks and anyone that needs a refresher we will explain a bit more about how this works below. Since we are no longer doing fruit sales to raise money, our SnapRaise fundraiser is the main source of income for the band this year.

SnapRaise is a website similar to GoFundMe that handles fundraising campaigns for schools and non-profit groups. Many other schools and organizations use this service, including some other programs within Radford High School. Students will create an account on the site, enter 20 or more email addresses of family members and friends that they believe would be interested in donating to the campaign, and SnapRaise will send the fundraising emails out to those email addresses. The program will run for 3-4 weeks, until we reach our set goal for the term.

This year, our goal is $10,000, which will go towards instrument and uniform upgrades and repairs. These funds will go a long way to help cover gaps where our budget would come up short. Additionally, every student that reaches the 20 email goal will increase our benefit by allowing us to keep a greater percentage of what is brought in by the campaign (sites like GoFundMe and SnapRaise keep some funds taken in by the campaign to cover their operating costs).

Participation in this fundraiser is not mandatory for students, but we would like to incentivize as much as possible to encourage everyone to join. Therefore, all students that reach their 20-email goal will be entered into a raffle for a $100 cash prize. Additionally, top earners will earn cash prizes for first, second and third place by total donation amount received ($100-$50-$25). We hope to get as much participation as possible and that the students are excited about participating in this as it helps all of the parties involved.

We have also spoken to SnapRaise regarding security and privacy concerns. They have assured us that SnapRaise does not sell the email addresses or data collected during a fundraising campaign. All of this is self-contained, meaning it is used simply for our purposes to reach out to folks during the duration of this fundraiser. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to reach out.

We want to thank everyone in advance for their help with this project. We truly believe this can be very successful again, and all of your support, no matter how minimal, helps us achieve this. Once again, if you have any questions or concerns on anything, please let us know.

 

Good luck to all and go Bobcats,

RHS Band Boosters

 

https://raise.snap.app/donors/radford-high-school-marching-band-2023-re-sign

Kroger Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards

Want to see how much you donated to the Best Band in the Land last quarter? Simply go to https://www.kroger.com/account/update. Look at the last line of your statement and it will be there. You didn't do anything but buy groceries or get fuel, no extra effort at all!!! Thank you!!! All of those that participate add up to approximately $900 of free monet each quarter.

If you haven't enrolled yet, it only takes a few minutes. Have your Kroger Rewards Card handy and go to http://www.kroger.com/communityrewards to register. Our account number is 83791. You must re-register annually. So take a minute and make sure you have the Radford High School Band Boosters selected as your organization. This is a major source of income for the Band Boosters and every dollar goes to support our outstanding and talented young musicians at Dalton Intermediate and Radford High School.

Upcoming Events

Daniel Frankenberger

Director of Bands

George Saunders

Assistant Director of Bands

Radford High School

Dalton Intermediate School

50 Dalton Drive

Radford, VA 24141

Tel: 540-731-3649 Ext. 7457

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