Fundraising

ON-G0ING FUNDRAISING

Amazon Smile
1. Amazon Smile Share this linkhttp://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0858888 and ask your donors, volunteers, employees, and friends to bookmark this link so all their eligible shopping will benefit El Dorado High School Band Boosters Inc.
Send an email: In your next email newsletter to supporters, promote your AmazonSmile participation and include the link above.
Copy and paste this message in a Facebook post: When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to El Dorado High School Band Boosters Inc. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0858888 and support us every time you shop.
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#YouShopAmazonGives

Amazon provides a way for you to donate to the El Dorado Band & Colorguard with every Amazon.com purchase you make.

Simply log in to smile.amazon.com using your normal Amazon log-in account name and password. All your account information will be there, just like your normal Amazon account, and your Amazon Prime benefits work on this website as well. The first time you log-in this way, it will ask you to designate your beneficiary. Select “El Dorado High School Band Boosters” (make sure it’s the one in Placentia, CA, not Texas!), and at the end of your purchase transaction, it will give you the following message confirmation:

Amazon will make a donation to El Dorado High School Band Boosters Inc.  To support this charitable organization, always shop at smile.amazon.com.   Additional information can be found at: smile.amazon.com/about

Amazon will give the El Dorado Band Boosters 0.5% of all purchases registered to our group! So please shop at smile.amazon.com and support the Band & Colorguard!

Help-A-Hawk
Our El Dorado Golden Hawks Marching Band & Colorguard is a top-ranking performing group in the Southern California region. This year alone, our members will compete and perform in over 40 events that include field show tournaments, parades, festivals, exhibitions and seasonal concerts.

The El Dorado Band Boosters is the non-profit 501(C)(3) booster parent organization that manages the fundraising efforts for the Band and Colorguard. The Band Boosters help raise funds that are necessary to provide instructors, transportation, instruments, equipment, uniforms, trailers, and all the other things that are needed to run a successful and competitive musical performing arts program. The Boosters are completely reliant up each family’s Fair Share Contribution and upon every student’s full participation in our fundraising events during the year. In addition, we greatly need and appreciate the support of our community!

We know that raising the Fair Share Contributions required for the program can be burdensome to our families, so we have created the Help-A-Hawk program so that we can ask our friends and family to help us meet our Fair Share Contribution goals. This program is designed to give friends and family, both local and out of the area, the opportunity to help specific students raise their Fair Share, to anonymously help students who have financial need, or to donate to the general fund of the program. All donations to our program are tax deductible.

Students may download the attached Help-A-Hawk Sponsorship Program Letter and Sponsorship Form and forward them with personal requests for help in meeting their Fair Share Contribution goals. Help-A-Hawk sponsorship donations can be submitted to the El Dorado Band Boosters via mail by remitting the Sponsorship Form along with payment, or via Pay Pal using the “Donate” button.

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Help-A-Hawk Flyer

Please contact our Treasurer at treas@eldoradoband.com with any questions.

Ralph’s Rewards
All Ralph’s shoppers can earn money toward their student’s account every time they shop! Simply sign up for your reward card at www.Ralphs.com, and swipe your card with every purchase. At the end of each quarter, send in your earnings statement from your on-line account to the Treasurer (treas@eldoradoband.com) and your earnings will be credited to your student’s fair share expenses or the general fund. You can also ask friends and family to link their cards to El Dorado Band & Color Guard and send in their earning statements as well! Look for quarterly announcements in the Land of Band for earnings statement requests. (Quarters end at February 28, May 31 and August 31 and November 30.)

You can get your Community Rewards card at the store and then link your card to El Dorado Band & Colorguard as follows:

IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ONLINE:

  1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
  2. Click on ‘Create an Account’
  3. Follow the 5 easy steps to create an online account
  4. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
  5. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on ‘my account’ (you may have to sign in again first).
  6. View all your information and edit as necessary
  7. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a. Community Rewards
b. Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ON-LINE:  (This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password)

Log in to www.ralphs.com

  1. Click Sign In
  2. Enter your email address and password
  3. Click on ‘My Account’ (In the top right hand corner)
  4. View all your information and edit as necessary
  5. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a. Community Rewards
b. Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name

NOTE: Each September 1st, you must re-link El Dorado Band & Colorguard to your card using your on-line account, as the rewards program resets all accounts at the beginning of their fiscal year.

What You Earn:

Ralphs will pay each organization on a quarterly basis based on the following monthly qualifying purchases per household:

Up to $200 of eligible purchases – 1%
Between $200.01 and $350 per month of eligible purchases – 2% over $200
Between $350.01 and $500 per month of eligible purchases – 3% over $350
Over $500 per month of eligible purchases – 4% over $500

See the following link for answers to common questions regarding the Ralph’s Rewards program.

SCRIP

The El Dorado Band Boosters are pleased to offer a great fundraising program to help students raise funds for their individual fair-share.  Profits from this program will first be used for any unpaid Marching Season Fair Share Donations for Band and Color Guard.  Funds can then be used for fair-share for Winter Guard, Winter Drumline, Jazz Band, the General Fund.  Seniors who have paid all of their Fair Share Donations can use their donations for another student’s fair-share or for the general fund.   

About Shop with Scrip 

Shop with Scrip is a program that allows band supporters to purchase gift cards from hundreds of retailers and restaurants, including Amazon, Arco, Albertsons, Macy’s and Starbucks.  Supporters get to spend 100% of the amount they paid for the gift card.  The retailer pays the band a percentage of each gift card sold.  The percentage varies, but ranges from 1% to 25%.  Family and friends can help out by either ordering gift cards from you, or they may set up their own accounts to order directly, being sure to notify the Scrip Coordinator that they are a supporter of your student.   

How to Purchase 

It is easy to sign up and all it takes is a little advance planning to order cards. 

To get started, email the Scrip Coordinator, Debbie Leyel, at scrip@eldoradoband.com to receive the band’s enrollment code. 

*Then go to shop.shopwithscrip.com.  Click on “REGISTER”, then “Join a Scrip Program”.   

*Enter the band’s enrollment code 

*Register and create your profile 

*Set up your payment method of checking account or credit card. A 2.6% fee will be charged to credit card orders. 

*Shop the large selection of cards, order and pay on-line with your preferred form of payment. 

* E-cards (ScripNow) will be charged $0.15 per order and will be sent to your account within minutes. 

Order physical gift cards by the last day of the month.  They will be delivered at the following month’s booster meeting, or arrangements may be made to pick up from the Scrip Coordinator.  A $2 shipping charge will be deducted from your profit by the Scrip Coordinator. 

Your student’s account will be credited with your Scrip profits on a quarterly basis.  You can easily check your Shop with Scrip account at any time to see how much profit you have earned.   

If you have any questions, please contact the Scrip Coordinator, Debbie Leyel, at scrip@eldoradoband.com.   

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870