This Thursday night, Oct. 3, is Back to School Night at Eastern beginning at 6:45 p.m.
We are reaching out to Eastern families to support Project Graduation. Project Graduation is a non-profit organization, run by parents, with the single goal of hosting a supervised, alcohol and drug free, all-night party so that our Eastern graduates can safely enjoy one final outing together on the evening after their graduation. This year, the party will be held at Dave and Busters in Philadelphia. Transportation, entertainment, and food will be provided. The cost of this event is estimated to be $40,000.
We raise funds for this event through our membership dues of $15 per family, the Holiday Craft Show (December 7th) and sponsorships from generous local businesses, EEF and BGV Municipal Alliance. We have 1300–1500 families at Eastern. If every Eastern family joined Project Graduation, at least $20,000 could be raised every year. That would meet 50% of the costs of the event. Since deposits are due a year before graduation we are currently raising money not just for the seniors’ graduation event but also for the juniors’ event next year. Should we raise enough money to cover Project Graduation for the Classes of 2014 and 2015 this year then any extra money would remain in the bank account to fund future post graduation events (Classes of 2016, 2017,etc.).
Unfortunately we generally have membership of less than 300 families, which generates approximately $4,500, well short of the potential $20,000. Please join Project Graduation this year, and every year that your family has a child at Eastern. The money you donate benefits every future graduate- not only seniors.
Project Graduation will have a table set up in the lobby of the main entrance of Eastern High. We will have membership forms available. You can also print out the attached form and mail it to Eastern, attention to Project Graduation. Please make checks payable to ERHS Project Graduation. Project Graduation has a website with additional information: www.leaguelineup.com/projectgraduation.