Many enrichment activities and items found throughout the Center have been made possible by Fundraising Committee initiatives. To augment the income from childcare fees, our fundraising program includes grants, product sales, a children’s carnival and the annual Spring Fling auction. Of course, we don’t expect every family to participate every time in every fundraiser, but we hope you’ll take a look at the list of what we offer throughout the year and choose at least a couple that interest you!
Who are we?
The Committee is a group of New Day Board members and parents along with Megan Dyer and Anne (Stone) Forbes. Current members include Kaleigh Boulio-Alberry, Latasha Elder, Karen Freeman, Kelley Geller, Sarah Smith and Kristin Stockwell, We meet monthly and welcome participation from parents!
How much is raised?
The incredible participation of parents, Board members, community members, friends & family is exponential and brought New Day nearly $20,000 in proceeds in 2015-2016:
Kelly Oatman Golf Tournament $2,300
Yankee Candle - $3386.00
Simmons Farm Wreaths - $1,570.00
World's Finest Chocolate Sale - $1531.00
Spring Fling - $11537.00
Where do the proceeds go?
Last year’s funds purchased new hollow blocks for the four year old classroom, a new refrigerator for the infant room, classroom furniture and a renovation project is planned for a dividing wall between the 4 year old classroom and the running room.. We were also able to provide several enrichment activities for the children enrolled without having to pass those costs onto our parents.Over the years, fundraising dollars have been used to upgrade the kitchen, purchase new bye-bye buggies, replace the carpeting in all the classrooms and, several years ago, were used to build our wonderful, natural playground.
How do I participate?
Information on each fundraising activity will be available in your mailbox and online. Of course participation is not required, but we hope you will choose to support our program in some way.
Don’t want to participate, but still want to support?
You’re welcome at any time of the year to make a tax-deductible contribution to New Day Children’s Center. You may donate by mailing your check made payable to New Day Children’s Center, 327 Franklin St. Watertown, NY 13601. You’ll receive a receipt from New Day showing our 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status, our federal tax identification number, and the amount you donated…everything you need for your tax filing purposes. We thank you in advance!