Donations

Fundraising and community support are very important to the success of Madrone Trail Public Charter School. The funds allotted to our school by the state of Oregon are less than those received by other schools within the Medford School District, as per our Charter Agreement. Each year, our goal is to raise $50,000 to fill the gap between what we receive from the state and what is required for our operating budget for the year. We thank you for your tax-deductible donation.

Wish List

  • Large Football Sized Rocks for a Beautification Project. Contact Julie.
  • Wood Chips for the playground.
  • Picnic tables

Annual Fundraisers

Jog-a-thon

The Jog-a-thon is an annual fund raiser that is held during the first weeks of October.  The money raised during this event goes toward the games program, individual classroom funds, and to help pay for the Waldorf events 4th-8th graders attend each year including Potlatch (4th), the Olympiad (5th), Medieval Games (6th), and the Track Meet in Eugene (7th-8th) . The students’ participation and enthusiasm for this fundraiser has made it the success it is.  It’s so rewarding to see them earning money for their school by running as many laps as they can and to see students really take that challenge to heart.

Benefit Auction

We schedule Madrone Trail Charter School’s Annual Auction during the late spring. Our auctions are held in elegant settings and to-date have been quite successful, raising as much as $37,000 in one night, with the hard work of our volunteers and generous donations from our community. In light of state-wide increased budget cuts affecting our unique school, we are looking forward to continued support from our Southern Oregon community in order to make this annual event an even greater success. All of the proceeds from this event go toward supporting Madrone Trail’s vision of offering children a well-rounded education that balances their physical, emotional and intellectual growth.

Passive Fundraising

One of the great ways that you can contribute is by doing what you do anyway, shopping!

By saving box tops, or buying pre-paid gift cards (SCRIP) you don’t have to pull money out of your own pocket to give to the school in a big way. Below you will find some of the great fundraising opportunities that you can participate in to help Madrone Trail.

SCRIP

SCRIP allows you to purchase gift cards for the retailers you frequent from the school.  The Gift Cards that you purchase through the SCRIP program for many National Retailers are the exact same cards that you would buy in the store.  The difference is this:  you pre-pay for the Gift Cards at Madrone Trail and our school receives a percentage of your purchase from the merchants.  We also offer Ashland Food Co-op, Shop-n-Cart, Natural Grocers scrip.  Just mentioning Madrone Trail at checkout at the Medford Co-op gets us a small percentage of your total donated to our school.  It’s so easy!

ON LINE

By registering your credit card with programs such as escrip.com, target.com, albertsons.com, and goodsearch.com online and designating Madrone Trail as beneficiary of your online purchases, a percent of each purchase goes to the school.