The TJ Band Boosters Fall Fundraiser Information and FAQ
This fundraiser is our single biggest contributor to our budget for the TJHSST Band Boosters! The fundraiser will directly benefit all the TJHSST Bands including curricular, marching, drum line, color guard, and other non-curricular band clubs through the TJHSST Band Boosters.

2019 FALL FUNDRAISER – Starts October 1st
Runs officially through the month of October
(Donations always accepted!)

Why Fall Fundraiser?
This fundraiser is for TJHSST band members to ask family and friends for their financial support. We do not have the ability to knock on doors and leave paper tags like many of the other base schools, so this is our way of fundraising! Instead of one day, we will run it for a month!

How do I become part of the fundraising team?
Just share the link by email, FaceBook, Instagram, printed flyer and ask for donations!
Here is the link…https://paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1251587

What is the goal of the Fall Fundraiser?
Our goal is $15,000. This represents one half of our overall budget! This is money we need to raise to be able to meet our financial obligations for this school year!

Our $15,000 goal is equivalent to each curricular band, drumline, marching band, or color guard family raising an average of $125 each.

This fundraiser is vital to the continued growth of all our programs and will be the single biggest contributor to our budget. We especially need funds for our bands, color guard, instruments, music, coaches, scholarships, and so much more!!

What kinds of things will a donation to the TJ Band Boosters pay for?
Booster funds pay for the following every year:
-sectional coaches
-leadership camps
-equipment, including instruments
-uniforms
-student scholarships
-other items that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) does not allow to be funded with student fees

Additionally, when needed, the Band Boosters sponsor fundraisers targeted for specialty instruments or items from Mr. Foreman’s wish list for use throughout the program.

Does your employer match donations to 501(c)(3) corporations? File to match your contributions to TJ Band Boosters!

The TJ Band Boosters have been added to Benevity, a tool that disburses charitable funds for hundreds of companies. With just a few minutes of effort, your contribution may be doubled, or even tripled, per your employer’s support commitment.

If you work for an organization that has a philanthropic program in place, and you have questions or need help adding the TJ Band Boosters to that tool to secure matching contributions, please contact us at info@tjbands.org, subject line “Employer Matching”.

Is my donation tax deductible? YES it is! The TJ Band Boosters are a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductible, as allowable by the IRS. You will receive a letter from the TJ Band Boosters acknowledging your donation.

What if donors would like to pay by check?
No problem! Please make the check payable to TJHSST Band Boosters, put “Fall Fundraiser” in the memo, and mail to:

TJHSST Band Boosters Fall Fundraiser
c/o Lisa Barker
11001 Burywood Ln.
Reston, VA 20194

Check the Fall Fundraiser page under Fundraising on the website anytime during the campaign to see how we are doing to fulfilling the goal!

www.tjbands.org/fall-fundraiser