Hi Ross families,

Our annual “Mother’s and Father’s Day Book Drive” is right around the corner and we need YOU to volunteer to make it a success!  This fundraiser is critical to our ability to buy appropriate and updated books for the Ross library.  Last year, this event raised over $7,000 to buy books for Ross.

Please scroll down for a brief description of the fundraiser.  We will be holding this event at the following locations and dates/times this year:

  • Friday, April 26 – On the Ross playground, 8-9 am (need one volunteer)
  • Saturday, April 27 – In front of Safeway on 17th, 9 am to 4 pm (need many volunteers!)
  • Sunday, April 28 – In front of TD Bank (15th & P Sts NW), 10 am to 4 pm (need many volunteers!)
  • Monday, April 29 – On the Ross playground, 8-9 am (need one volunteer)

Please click here now to sign up and volunteer for a shift.

Ross students are more than welcome to help at this event!  They are fantastic at getting people to donate and we have a flyer just for them to distribute.  The opportunity to raise money for their school is also a great way for them to engage in meaningful service while building community at Ross.  We will have water, juice, and snacks to keep them (and you) happy.

Please contact Valerie Kindt (riekindt@gmail.com) or Eugenie Agia (eugenieagia@gmail.com) with any questions about volunteering.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Valerie Kindt and Eugenie Agia

Book Drive Co-Chairs (Parents of 1st and 4th Grade students, respectively)

Description of the Mother’s/Father’s Day Book Drive

At this fundraiser, participants donate $25 to purchase a book for Ross from our “wish list” in honor of a loved one.  The PTA sends the honoree a letter informing of the gift in his or her name and places a bookplate inscribed with the names of the donor and honoree in the book selected.  Donating a book is the perfect Mother’s or Father’s day gift and is also a wonderful way to honor a favorite teacher or a loved one on other special occasions, including weddings, birthdays, graduations, or new additions to the family.  Letters to honorees will arrive by Mother’s Day (May 12th), Father’s Day (June 16th), or sometime in between (as appropriate).

Volunteers help drive traffic to our table, help donors select books and fill out their order forms, and process their payments (cash, check, or credit card).  Volunteering for this event is a great way to spend a couple of hours outside on a spring day, meeting people from the community and fellow Ross parents and caregivers, all for a great cause!

If you would like to donate now in honor of friends and family as gifts for Mother’s or Father’s Day (or other occasions), visit the Ross book drive link here