As a small half-day program, Washington Street UMC Preschool benefits greatly from fundraising efforts to supplement and support a variety of programs and activities, including enrichment programs and need based scholarships. Family and community support elevates the quality of our preschool program and gives us the ability to expand our offerings.
We pursue several avenues of fundraising, passive and active. Two easy and free ways we encourage families to support us are by simply registering your accounts with the following:
If you shop at Harris Teeter, please link Washington Street Preschool to your VIC card.
By designating Washington Street UMC Preschool as your AmazonSmiles charitable organization, you also can support the preschool. Each time you shop, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmiles purchases to our preschool. Here is a link to get you started:
- WSUMCP coordinates an annual Book Fair at Old Town’s Hooray for Books! Each November, this three-day event at the bookstore is an opportunity for families to purchase books for holiday gifts with a portion of the purchase supporting the preschool. In addition, teachers provide a “wish list” of books that can be purchased for their classrooms.
- Our biggest fundraiser of the year is Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s citywide day of giving. Usually occurring in April, this online event is open to family, alumni, community members and businesses. You can donate and encourage others to donate as well. We encourage our preschool parents to take the reins on this fundraiser when possible.
- Regular Dining In/Out events with local restaurants are great for preschool families to bond and support the preschool at the same time. A parent volunteer often sets up these events.
- “Leave Your Legacy” Brick Engraving – The preschool offers a wonderful opportunity for families to demonstrate their support of the preschool and our students. We offer 4”x8” red clay bricks with your personal message engraved. This tax deductible donation will help fund scholarships and ensure that Washington Street Preschool provides every child with the best possible preschool experience. The engraved bricks are placed in our courtyard and walkway in the playground where they will remain visible for generations to come. Pave the way for the next generation of Washington Street Preschool students, one brick at a time!