Money Matter

Young Angels Drill Down on Fundraising for Watts Prom

Last fall, YA PAC PAL joined its sister team, YA Animo Watts Charter High School, in a fundraising marathon to raise $13,500 for the Watts team’s first senior prom. Dime by dime, and nickel by nickel, they have chipped away at it.

Jack Brew, 7th Grade, Calvary Christian, arrives at yard sale after hanging sale posters.

Senior, Eros Cubias, on the way to UC Humboldt, uses comedy to emphasize
the nickel and dime fundraising techniques employed by Teams.

YARD SALE GURU, BARBARA DAWSON, JOINS YA’S RESOURCE SQUAD

EASTER BIZ - YA WATTS HITS BIG WITH MINI BASKETS

Manufactured by the endlessly-creative YA Watts Team, mini Easter Baskets sold out as last minute shoppers stocked up on the cutest party favors ever.

Sarah Hurst’s Peep Show

YA entrepreneur, Sarah Hurst, an 8th grader at St. Matthews, is always thinking of her next fundraising trick. Putting Peeps on cupcakes was genius. Overheard: An elderly gentleman saying to Hurst, “Sweetheart, I wanna buy one of those cupcakes with a chicken on it for my girlfriend.”

OLD DOGS – NEW TRICKS

YA Directors, Debbie Koerner and Brook Dougherty headquartered in the Vallon’s garage for the Yard Sale. Dougherty says, “Being somewhere at 8 a.m. on a Saturday isn’t our idea of a great time, but it’s all about the money, baby, all about the money. Our kids are going to prom on the beach if we have to Hoover pennies out of the sofa cracks of every single member families.”

Koerner on the left and Hurst on the right make first sale of the day. Koerner says, “I don’t do change. Just give me the bills, please.”

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