Fundraising at Riverside – Why do we Fundraise?
Bridging the GAP between tuition and the cost of education
Riverside families pay 80% of the cost of their student’s education. The remaining
20% the LORD provides through: Fundraisers, Community Partners, and
Charitable giving. Our three major fundraisers are the Jog-A-Thon, Poinsettia
Sales, and the Annual Auction. In addition, RCS families contribute in smaller but
substantial ways through easy, year-round programs. See details here and THANK
YOU for your support!
1. Jog-A-Thon (September)
Our fall Jog-A-Thon, held on Riverside’s campus, is fun time of fitness, family fellowship, and fundraising!
Students raise money by asking sponsors to donate per lap or a flat fee. At the Jog-A-Thon, students,
families, and staff walk, run, or push a stroller around our parking lot “track” raising needed funds for
our school. Volunteers make this day a success! Contact: Fundraising@riversidechristian.net
2. Poinsettia Sale (November / December)
Riverside offers quality poinsettias to our community for an excellent price. Poinsettias are pre-ordered
in early November for the holiday season then distributed to local businesses and individual buyers the
first week of December. Volunteers are needed to take orders, unload trucks, organize the poinsettias,
and make deliveries. This is a great opportunity to gift poinsettias to employees, friends, family or to
decorate your church! Contact: poinsettia@riversidechristian.
3. Annual Auction (March)
The Riverside Auction is our school’s largest fundraiser occurring annually on the second Saturday in
March. Preparations begin in January with many volunteer opportunities. Each school family is asked to
contribute items or services for the auction and Service Hours are earned by value-in-kind. Our Online
Auction and In-person event are well attended with generous community support! Join the fun!
4. Gift Card Fundraising Program (SCRIP)
Need Amazon, Arco, Starbucks…?? Purchase your gift cards at Riverside and the school gets a
percentage back! A wide variety of Gift Cards may be purchased at the RCS Office at any time or pre-
order for specific items. All gift cards are FULL FACE VALUE – you get exactly what you pay for – no fees.
Families earn Service Hours based on the percentage of profit earned. Painless way to fundraise!
More Effortless Fundraisers… Contact: Fundraising@riversidechristian.net
5. Community Rewards from Fred Meyer
Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Riverside Christian School. Every time you shop and use your
Rewards Card, you will be earning donations for Riverside. Go to www.fredmeyer.com and search for
Community Rewards sign up. Search for us, or use our nonprofit number 89630.
6. Box Tops for Education
No more clipping! Download the APP or go to www.boxtops4education.com Scan your receipt when
buying participating items at the store. Each Box Top product earns 10 cents for RCS – this adds up!
7. Recycle HERE!
Riverside gets MONEY for your paper! Use the GREEN RECYCLE BIN in the parking lot near the entrance
to recycle ALL PAPER – this includes: newspapers, magazines, old phone books, and mixed paper
(Please, NO CARDBOARD. NO FOOD packaging). Michelsen Packaging picks up the bin once a month and
donates CASH to our school for this recycling effort!
8. #Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday refers to the Tuesday AFTER Thanksgiving supporting an international day of giving at
the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Donate on the Riverside website:
https://www.riversidechristianschool.com/give/ways-to-give/ or mail check to Riverside Christian School
721 Keys Rd., Yakima, WA 98926.
9. “Walk of Honor” – RCS Brick Walkway
Leave your legacy with a personalized, engraved brick paver. The walkway, out front by the flag poles, is
a perfect spot to commemorate your family’s Riverside memories. Contact Melody Stein for details or
to get an order form.
10. COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Local businesses have the opportunity to receive advertising benefits as they support Riverside with
sizable, annual gifts. Three giving levels available. Community Partners are the foundation of our
support! Contact Superintendent Todd Lundberg for details, or email Fundraising@riversidechristian.net
for a Community Partners packet.
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