Learn more about one of CB’s famous fundraising traditions. Plus, find out about all of the new exciting prizes available for this year’s Magazine Drive. Last Friday was the kickoff of one of Christian Brothers’ biggest fundraisers: the annual Magazine Drive. The annual Drive is a fundraiser that raises money for student activities here at […]
Learn more about one of CB’s famous fundraising traditions. Plus, find out about all of the new exciting prizes available for this year’s Magazine Drive.
Last Friday was the kickoff of one of Christian Brothers’ biggest fundraisers: the annual Magazine Drive.
The annual Drive is a fundraiser that raises money for student activities here at CB. What makes this fundraiser so important is the fact that it is “student run [and] money is student allocated”, says Magazine Drive coordinator Ms. Rose Ann Holmes.
All of the proceeds from the Magazine Drive Drive go to a variety of student activities all over campus, including various clubs and sports teams, KBFT, and events like Grad Night.
If raising money for student activities isn’t an incentive in itself for CB students, the prizes for this year’s Magazine Drive should definitely provide some extra motiviation. Besides the usual jeans day, detention passes, and gift cards, there are also some new raffle prizes added to the list, including $150 bookstore credit, a student activity pass that gives free admission to any CB sponsored event, and the item considered to be most desired by CB students: a choice of reserved parking for a year or a homecoming picture package that also allows a cut to the front of the photo line.
But the most acclaimed reward of all might be the desiring week off during Thanksgiving break. As opposed to having to attend school the Monday before Thanksgiving break, students, teachers and staff would have a total of seven days off,
“Everybody wins!” says last year’s top B-Set teacher, Ms. Mary Bowers.
Ms. Bowers reached her class goal and had 100% participation from her students, which made her last year’s B-Set winner. “It benefits everybody, and everybody [should] contribute,” she says.
One of the best parts of the Magazine Drive is that no one is required to buy magazines. The “Kids Helping Kids” option is an excellent alternative for those that choose not to purchase or sell a magazine but still wish to contribute. With a $15 donation, the “Kids Helping Kids” project gives a needy child in our CB neighborhood a children’s magazine for an entire year.
The Magazine Drive is not just about who can sell the most magazines or who can win the most prizes, but about CB coming together as a community to reach its ultimate goal of $97,000. Hopefully with the Christian Brothers’ community’s full participation, we can make that happen.