Friends of Walgrove (FOW) has an annual operating budget of just over $200,000 which pays for vital supplements and enrichments for Walgrove students including STEAM Studio Lab, P.S. Arts theater arts program, Organic Garden program, The Walgrove Wildlands eco lab, instructional aides, free yearbooks for all students, a free after school musical theater program, and much more. Refer to this letter for more details on how you can give. 

FOW raises the money in a variety of ways, including:

GoFundWE! Walgrove’s Annual Fund allows Walgrove families and community members to contribute on a one-time or monthly basis to the success of Walgrove’s programs. Our yearly goal is $100,000 and 100% participation at any level from all families. Please contribute here.

DINE OUTS – Support Walgrove while enjoying a night on the town! Local restaurants donate 10-15% of their proceeds during a given night to Walgrove. Gather, eat, hang out and raise money for the school! Know a local restaurant who’d like to participate? Contact fundraising@friendsofwalgrove.com and let us know!

WALGROOVIES are gatherings hosted by school families designed to bring together the Walgrove community while fundraising on behalf of the school.  Walgroovy events range from family movie night to kids’ craft parties to dinner parties for adults. Walgroovies are sponsored and paid for entirely by host families.  Each event has a requested per person or per family donation. All of the money donated by event attendees goes straight to Friends of Walgrove.

SPELLING BEE! Parents, teachers, and administration are invited to participate in a new kind of fundraiser! Stay tuned for details.

WALKATHON/DANCEATHON – The whole school is out on the big yard all afternoon and the kids really look forward to walking around the track and dancing for 30 minutes. Walkathon fundraising raises money for two of our kids’ favorite programs: P.S. ARTS and musical theater.

AUCTION – Our annual online auction and live auction party are some of our biggest fundraisers of the year. We’re incredibly grateful to our community for supporting Walgrove with donations every year.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE is our annual gift and craft fair which takes place on front lawn on the day of the Holiday Performance. Local makers and businesses set up a booth and sell their goods/food and donate a percentage back to Walgrove.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – Walgrove Elementary is incredibly lucky to have generous neighborhood partners who support our students. If you are a local businessperson or know a business who is interested in becoming a banner sponsor, please contact fundraising@friendsofwalgrove.com for details.

RALPH’S/KROGER REWARDS – Connect your Kroger or Ralphs Rewards card to Friends of Walgrove and all Kroger stores (King Soopers, Smart and Final, City Market, etc) will donate every time you shop! Spread the word to friends and family in any city with Krogers brand stores! 

DEUS EX MACHINA offers a loyalty program for Walgrove families. Sign up at the cafe for Walgrove’s loyalty p program and they will donate a portion of cafe sales back to Walgrove.

AMAZON SMILE – Amazon Smile donates .5% of all eligible purchases to Walgrove.  Sign up using the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7381480

MRS. NELSON’S BOOK FAIR, a childhood rite of passage, also allows Walgrove to raise additional funds for the school. Walgrove hosts one book fair in the fall around Back to School Night and one in the spring around Open House.

Do you have a fundraising idea? Please share with Darcy and Misty by e-mailing fundraising@friendsofwalgrove.com!