Our scholarship program is the cornerstone of GSM mission. In order to award annual scholarships to families in need, in conjunction with the Church of the Good Shepherd, we raise the needed funds through three annual special appeals, plants sales, Fred Meyer community rewards, Box tops and other donations. We are a 501(3) C therefore all donations are tax-deductible.
In addition to raising funds for our scholarship program, our Parent Advisory Council has two fundraisers each year to help fund playground and classroom needs that directly impact every child. This is accomplished through our Restaurant Partnership Nights and our Earth Day Fun Run.
The school families gather once per year at a local restaurant to eat together and raise dollars for the children’s classrooms. We have this fundraiser at Sweet Tomatoes and receive 20% off each meal. This is a fun event that includes a private area for our families, and a craft for the children to enjoy after they eat.
Each April the children, their parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents come together for our annual fun run. The spirit of this event captures the heart of every adult who is cheering for their child. This is a community favorite that promotes physical fitness and raises funds through pledges which benefits our children’s activities.