Fundraisers

SOUTH SALEM MUSIC BOOSTERS ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS

September

Music Day

Music Students canvass neighborhoods to solicit direct donations.  All Music Students expected to participate.  Requires at least 35  parent volunteers. Money is earned for all 3 music programs.

Coordinator: Charissa Leggitt (charsar6@comcast.net)

On-going

Concert Ticket & Gold Card Sales

Gold Cards for Individual, Family and Business sponsorship are sold, allowing for admission to all concerts at South throughout the school year. Regular tickets are also sold at all concerts. Requires 2-4 volunteers at concerts. Money is earned for all 3 music programs.

Coordinator: Kim Hanson (hanook@comcast.net)

Bottle Drop

Pick up a blue bag at concerts, from directors or from our coordinator to save your bottles and cans in throughout the year. The redemption center is at the Bottle Drop here in Salem. The money from these collections goes to all 3 of the Music programs at South Salem High School.

Coordinator: Kari Clawson (kariclawson@comcast.net)

October

Pie Sales

The South Music Boosters have opened our annual Pie Sale with the Willamette Valley Pie Company! This has been a hugely successful sale in the past and we know that you enjoy it, too! This is a great way for our students to raise funds into their student account for things like fair-share charges, trips, private lessons, and many other things. The sale starts in October. Pies will be delivered in November.

We have consistently been the number one seller of pies in the state of Oregon, so let’s keep the tradition of excellence going!

Coordinator: Tiffany Hamilton (tiffanyhamiltonjd@gmail.com)

November/December

Wreath & Poinsettia Sales

Music Boosters is pleased to announce its wreath and greenery sale. Printed forms will be available from the directors in October.

  • Students earn money for their CHARMS account: 50% of greenery sales and $6.00 per poinsettia.

Coordinators: Lisa Holliday (lisa.holliday@comcast.net)

April

Hardy Plant Sale Movers 

Students work 2 days at the plant sale in Portland. Requires 6 -8 adult volunteers; limited positions for students.

The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) has once again offered SSHS Music Boosters the opportunity to work at their Spring Plant Sale at the Expo Center in Portland. Students earn money for their accounts through what HPSO pays and what is earned in tips. Typically, HPSO pays $1,200; and we average about $800 in tips total – for a volunteer share of about $100. Each share is paid directly into the student’s music account.

We will be transporting plants from the pay stations to a holding area outside. Customer service is important since we are representing the South music program and working for tips. This will be physically demanding (walking, pushing carts, transferring plants from carts to trunks or back seats). Some of the plants can weigh 50-60 pounds. Most of the full flats of plants are around 20 pounds of lifting. Parents are welcome to work for their students’ account.

Saturday: 9:45 am – 4 pm. 12 people are needed.
Sunday: 9:45 am – 4pm. 8 people are needed.

Volunteers will need to pack a lunch and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. Parking at the Expo Center is $10 per space, per entry.  Some of the work is indoors, and some outdoors. Dress in comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, and dress for the weather. Plan to wear your Saxon colors and/or clothing from your music group.

Coordinator: Carolyn Davis (cdavis345@comcast.net)

May

Flower Basket Sales

Students take orders and collect money for hanging flower baskets which are delivered to the school. Students pick up their orders and are responsible to distribute them. Students make a profit on every order for their CHARMS account. Requires 4 parent volunteers.

Coordinator: Hilory McIntyre (hilory@icloud.com) & Kari Clawson (kariclawson@comcast.net)

July

Art Fair Parking

Students help with parking at the Salem Art Fair. Students earn money for their CHARMS account.

Coordinator: Trina Brown (tauper@yahoo.com) & Carolyn Davis (cdavis345@comcast.net)