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School Fundraising

Thanks for seeking information about how you can support Griswold Public Schools!

Various groups and individuals at GPS take initiative to fundraise for classrooms, student programs and extracurricular offerings that fall outside of our school budget.

Please consider helping our schools, teachers, and students via the following fundraising opportunities: 

PTOs

Our Parent Teacher Organizations are always fundraising for specific school projects and events. They frequently host student and family-friendly events to raise funds, such as fun nights/dances, skate nights, bake sales, and more. You can also donate directly to the PTO to support school programs.

Follow our PTOs on Facebook for updates:

 

DonorsChoose

Griswold Public Schools is a district partner of DonorsChoose, a trusted crowdfunding site for schools. Teachers in our district can use DonorsChoose to fundraise for technology and materials for classroom projects that get shipped directly to the school. Search 'Griswold Public Schools' at donorschoose.org to see if teachers are currently seeking project donations. We appreciate any amount you can contribute!

 

Current GPS-related Fundraisers:

(as of May 20, 2024)

  • GHS Fundraisers:
    • Toy Drive - donate your gently used plastic toys. GHS and Second Chance Toys are teaming up to collect your outplayed toys to rehome to local organizations serving children in need. Declutter your outgrown toys and help deserving children, while keeping plastic toys out of our landfills. Collecting toys until May 24, 2024 in Mrs. Rourke's Room 3223 at GHS. Toys must be clean, gently-used or new, have batteries included. Please NO plush toys or toys with missing parts. 
    • Toiletry Drive for the local homeless shelter - please bring in things such as Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, and necessary bathroom items. The collection bin is in the GHS Learning Commons.
    • Ongoing: Griswold Booster Club Merch Sales (fill out the apparel request form here) and Concessions Stand
    • Ongoing: GHS PTO SquadLocker Merch Sales for "Class of" merch
    • Ongoing: Sneaker Drive - do you have any sneakers that you no longer need or want? Instead of throwing them out, please donate them to the GOT SNEAKERS drive. Collection bags will be located outside Ms. Nassimos’s classroom 4225 and Ms. Davis’s classroom 4101.
    • Ongoing: Career Closet - the GHS Business department is always collecting business casual clothes for students to have access to for interviews. See Ms. Bromley in room 4213 to donate or access clothes from the closet.
    • GHS PTO Calendar Fundraiser will take place in May 2024. Stay tuned for more information!
    • Contact the GHS PTO for more ways to contribute!
  • GMS Fundraisers:
    • Ongoing: Student Council is always collecting canned goods and winter clothes for members of our community who are in need

    • Ongoing: GMS Student Services is always collecting personal care items (toiletries, snacks, etc.) for their Care Closet

    • Contact the GMS PTO for more ways to contribute!
  • GES Fundraisers:
    • Griswold Elementary School raised $20,346.97 via the Next Level Power of Purpose Fundraiser this year, which will help fund field trips and school equipment

    • Contact the GES PTO for more ways to contribute!

  • District-wide Fundraisers:
    • Griswold Public Schools raised $2,162.56 for CT Children's Hospital on PJ Day for the Kids. Each school collected funds ($1 suggested donation) for each person wearing PJs on Dec. 8, 2023. Thanks for your contributions! 

 

If your GPS-affiliated fundraiser is not listed above, please contact us to add it to this webpage!