Because of our ongoing commitment to keep tuition affordable, the Pilgrim Community Nursery School's budget is supplemented by fundraising events. The School's two primary fundraisers are the Farmer's Market Donut Days and the Cookie Walk. The success of these two fundraisers is dependent on the participation of parent volunteers. Therefore, Pilgrim Community Nursery School families are required to participate in them as follows:
- Have one adult per family work all three Donut Days or do a "buyout." The "buyout" amount is $90.00 for the first child; the "buyout" amount for each additional child is $45.00 (i.e., two children require a $135.00 "buyout"; three children, $180.00, etc.). There will be an additional $45.00 fee assigned for each Donut Day not worked and a $60.00 fee for a no-show on the day you were signed-up.
- Bake cookies for the annual Cookie Walk in December or do a "buyout." For the first child parents are responsible to bake 8-dozen cookies; for each additional child, parents are responsible to bake an additional 4-dozen cookies (i.e., two children require 12-dozen cookies; three children, 16-dozen cookies; etc.). The “Buy-out” amount of $90.00 may be paid in exchange for not baking cookies. The “buy-out” amount for each additional child is $45.00 (i.e. two children require a $135.00 “buy-out”; three children, $180.00, etc.) All parents are needed to volunteer for Friday set-up or Saturday during the Cookie Walk. There will be a $45.00 fee assigned if you commit to bake cookies, but do not deliver them.
- Attend the biannual spring benefit. Held on even-numbered years, this event traditionally features fine dining, dancing, and a silent auction. The money raised has funded big-ticket items such as a new playground, room renovations, etc. Although not a mandatory commitment, the success of this major fundraiser is dependent upon the willingness of our parent population to volunteer on one (or more than one) of the benefit’s committees.