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Direct Donations

We are now able to receive one-time and recurring direct donations. 

Please use the blue button to donate to the Swift Water VPO.

Company Match Giving

Did you know your employer may offer a matching gift program that can increase your gift to the Swift Water VPO?

Matching gift programs are a form of corporate philanthropy where businesses match the donations their employees make to charitable organizations.

Please consider selecting the Swift Water VPO for your company match gift. Our Tax ID number is 87-2121952.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

To participate in Fred Meyer Rewards please visit https://www.fredmeyer.com.

Once logged into your Fred Meyer account, search for Swift Water VPO either by name or our unique code GR753, and then click Enroll.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for our organization until after participants register their rewards card.
Participants must swipe their registered Fred Meyer rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Fred Meyer rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.

New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

Box Top$

Swift Water now participates in Box Tops! 

Box Tops for Education has made it even easier to benefit schools by eliminating the need to cut out Box Top logos and instead you can use an app to scan receipts directly. 

Visit btfe.com to download the app and start scanning!

Minted's Fundraising Program

Enjoy 20% off Minted stationary and custom gifts and 15% of all purchases will be donated back the Swift Water VPO!

OUR UNIQUE CODE IS: FUNDRAISESWIFTWATER

ShopRaise

Whether it’s shopping for daily essentials like groceries, buying furniture for your home office, or even booking your next trip, the ShopRaise app lets you shop for your cause. Now you can turn your everyday shopping into support for your favorite cause all at no additional cost to you.

Click the ShopRaise logo or visit: https://shopraise.com/support/589025

Where does the money "go"?

One of the biggest questions asked about VPO fundraisers is, “Where does the money raised actually go?”

And we are proud to share a list of what we support:

 

Community Events 

  •  Boo Thru
  •  Rainier’s Game
  •  Movie Night
  •  An upcoming spring event with the YMCA
  • Sent out Valentines to students 

This is an area we want to expand and grow in. We want to create those fun traditions for our children that we had growing up and support programs that cultivate a sense of community.

 

Scholarship Fund

In February 2023, our lovely staff started the fund by hosting a staff “Soup-er Bowl”. We want to contribute as well and see this fund grow year over year allowing us to support Swift Water students after high school graduation.

School Extra

Every year we make a contribution to Hands on Art and to Stand Up for Peninsula Schools. These contributions help pay for the materials and training needed for Hands on Art and the campaigning for Stand Up for Peninsula Schools. We also have a fund for enrichment/field trips that will allow every student to participate. 

 

  • We purchased the school’s Salmon Tank and pay for the maintenance supplies.
  • We help fund the 4th grade rocket project and continue to support science programs in our school. 
  • We fund things like Reading for Success and Kindness Bingo to encourage students in these areas with some fun prizes.
  • We funded the 5th grade moving on ceremony last year and plan to help again this year.
  • We also provide support booths/activities for Cultural Night, STEM Night and Inspiration Night. 

Staff/School Requests

We receive many requests over the course of the year from staff and students, Last year, we made these financial gifts:

  • Purchased a die-cut machine for the front office.
  • Gave each teacher a stipend for their 2022-23 classroom supplies.
  • Provided prizes for the Seal Slips
  • Provided undergarments, socks, and pants to the Health Room, accessible for all students in case of an emergency or weather related accident.
  • Purchased new sports pinnies for recess
  • Provided pizza parties for the winners of the school’s food drive
  • Approved the purchase for the next level of coding equipment for the library Makerspace. (Students wrote this proposal and it was wonderful! We love supporting students in the areas where they want to grow and learn!)

Overall, our goal is to continue to grow each year by adding more events and gifts in the areas detailed above. 

We look forward to continuing to make financial gifts throughout the 2023-24 school year.