1. How can I help?
We welcome any and all help in auction planning! We need every SPARK family to PROCURE as many AUCTION ITEMS (it is an expense-free way to support the auction) as possible as well as SECURE SPONSORS. Email Tahmida Shamsuddin for a copy of the sponsorship packet.
2. Stop While You Shop
Take a look at your credit card statements and checkbook – a business you support is more likely to support SPARK After Dark. Start with your favorite neighborhood shops, hairdresser, cleaners, auto mechanic, and restaurants, and when out of town, consider hotels and recreational facilities. Ask these businesses to make a tax deductible contribution to a good cause. We will recognize every donor in the auction descriptions and the auction catalog, and on this website. Making a donation to or sponsoring SPARK After Dark is a great advertising opportunity for any business, big or small. Their message will reach 350+ of Atlanta's finest the night of the auction, and countless others on our website!
3. Family Matters
Do you have a particular talent or service to share with the community? How about your family, friends, or acquaintances? Take a look at your contact list and identify those in an interesting or useful trade, who own businesses, create art, or work for companies that might donate to our auction – ask them to support your child(ren)…then invite them to the auction!
4. How Do I Ask?
It’s easier than you think. Consider the following as a starting point:
“My son/daughter attends Springdale Park Elementary School. Would you consider donating to or becoming a sponsor of the School’s annual auction? The auction is our largest fundraiser and is being held this year on March 21, 2015. SPARK is an extraordinary school, and we would appreciate your support.”
Email Tahmida Shamsuddin for a copy of the formal solicitation letter and donor receipt.
The SPARK PTO organizes and executes SPARK After Dark each year.
The SPARK Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a non-profit organization that supports the school administration and teachers at Springdale Park Elementary School. A passionate group, the PTO organizes a wide variety of activities and fundraising opportunities. All money raised pays for curriculum, student enrichment, teacher support tools and supplemental teacher training and aides. The incremental support provided by the PTO over and above what Atlanta Public Schools provides is essential for high quality programming for the students.
Thank you in advance for your participation and help in making SPARK an amazing place to learn and grow!