Cupertino High School’s Grad Nite got a nice boost from a Goodwill-partnered fundraiser on Feb. 10.
“The fundraiser went great yesterday! We filled 1.5 trailers, which is more than
we anticipated,” wrote Carrie Reichenberger who helped with the event.
Clothes, electronics, books and other items were collected at the school where a Goodwill trailer was set up for the day. Enough donations were collected so a second trailer was brought out and filled halfway meaning Grad Nite will get an estimated $2,000 from Goodwill.
The Goodwill program partners with schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations and is a win-win for all. Goodwill sets up a trailer, helps with the organization, promotion and collection of donated goods. It hauls away the goods to a warehouse where it is sorted and priced then sent to individual stores. In return Goodwill gives an average of $1,500 for each filled trailer.
Grad Nite, June 6-7, is a way to give graduating seniors a safe place for an all-night party. It includes activities such as karaoke, inflatable games, volleyball, basketball, food and more. Tickets are still available and are $100, or $90 each if three friends sign up at the same time before Feb. 28.
According to Tino News Today all ticket holders are automatically entered to win a 32-inch flat screen HDTV.
Parent volunteers are needed in several capacities for the night. Details can be found at http://www.chs.fuhsd.org/gradnite