Thank you for considering supporting early childhood education through a gift to Small Savers. Your donations are tax-deductible, and every dollar raised will be used to support education at Small Savers. Your generous gift helps the Center in several important ways:
Small Savers provides scholarships depending on funding and space availability. Scholarship funds are primarily provided through private contributions and annual fundraising activities. Any parent of a child enrolled or seeking enrollment in Small Savers may apply for a scholarship.
Small Savers provides funding for teachers to attend the Barrie School's Montessori Institute in Silver Spring, MD. Several teachers have successfully completed the Barrie School's program and are AMS-certified. Small Savers seeks to maintain this ongoing opportunity for teachers to insure quality education for our children and to further its aim to achieve and maintain a Montessori accreditation for the Center. In addition to Montessori education, the Center also sponsors several staff training days throughout the year.
A portion of the money raised will go to the classrooms to allow teachers to supplement "work" (Montessori classroom materials) that are already available in the classrooms and allow them to provide our children with additional exciting learning opportunities.
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If you are an Amazon shopper, another easy way to support Small Savers is by setting up an Amazon Smile account. Through this program, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Small Savers. Use this link to establish Small Savers as your beneficiary in your Amazon Smile account.
Each year, the Fundraising Committee holds a number of events to reach our annual fundraising goal:
For a child care center the size of Small Savers, the GSA recommends an amount equal to 5% of revenues be designated for scholarships. To bolster the Center's scholarship fund so that it is in line with GSA's recommendation, we will be soliciting contributions to the Small Savers Scholarship Fund from several of the larger businesses and firms in the area.
We hold two bake sales during the year. A Fall Bake Sale held around October and a Spring Bake Sale held around April.
White House Ornament Sales
Each Fall, Small Savers orders White House Ornaments from the White House Historical Association. Small Savers generally sells them at below the market value due to the ability to purchase them at a bulk rate discount. Ornaments will be on sale at the Fall Bake Sale, as well as in the Director's Office.