The Greeley Children’s Chorale offers multiple opportunities throughout the season for fundraising. There are two types of fundraisers. Some fundraisers benefit us as a group, and others add to your singer’s personal fundraising account (PFA). Monies accumulated in PFAs may be used for trips GCC takes, as well as tuition. Each year there is one mandatory fundraiser to benefit GCC, as well as several optional fundraisers to benefit individual singers’ PFAs. Failure to participate properly in a fundraising activity may result in denied participation in future fundraisers, and your account will be debited any cost the Greeley Children’s Chorale may have incurred on your behalf.Funds donated to the Greeley Children’s Chorale from organizations showing appreciation for special performances will be designated to the general fund. However, at the discretion of the choir directors and board of directors, donated funds can be designated to be equally distributed among participating choir members.
- Personal Fundraising Accounts (PFAs)
The Greeley Children’s Chorale offers members the opportunity to raise funds to be designated for individual use. These personal fundraising accounts are a helpful service we are pleased to offer. Because GCC is a non-profit organization, funds raised for this purpose must adhere to specific guidelines. Money is primarily added to PFAs in two ways: by participating in voluntary and optional fundraisers (see previous section), and by buying groceries and gas using scrip cards (see next section). PFA funds are to be used primarily for travel. However, GCC members may choose to use these funds towards tuition, tickets, or other financial obligations. PFA funds will be held for each singer as long as he/she is a member in good standing with GCC.Upon graduation or otherwise leaving GCC, all PFA funds become the property of the Greeley Children’s Chorale’s general fund; however, funds may be transferred to a family member who is currently in GCC or entering GCC.
- Scrip Programs
GCC offers its singers an easy way to add money to their personal fundraising accounts: scrip programs. You can buy scrip cards for King Soopers and Kohls. These cards are exactly like cash… if you load $50 on your King Soopers card, you will be able to use it to buy $50 worth of groceries. The difference is that with your scrip card, a percentage of your in-store purchase will be added to your child’s PFA. It’s free money, just for doing the shopping you were already going to do anyway! You will earn the following percentages:
- King Soopers: 5%
- Kohls: 5%
King Soopers cards can be reloaded as often as you wish, right at the store. You will start earning money with these cards the very first time you reload them (there is no credit for the initial purchase of the card).
Scrip cards can be purchased at the front table during our rehearsals on the first and third Monday of the month. See our calendar for exact dates.