Fundraising Frequency Asked Questions


Q.  Why does Cathcart fundraise?

A.  The Cathcart Parent Organization fundraises to provide support for our teachers, staff and students. Some of the programs that the CPO sponsors are:

·         Field trips for the students

·         Classroom supplies

·         Special project/requests

·         Educational assemblies

·         Family events (Fall Dance, Spring Carnival, etc)

·         Playground equipment (large structures, balls, jump ropes, etc)

·         Student recognition


Q.  Does my child have to fundraise?

A.  Fundraising is not mandatory at Cathcart. No child or parent will be required to fundraise, however, in order for our organization to maintain the programs that our teachers and students have grown to rely upon, fundraising is vital.


Q.  Can I make a cash donation instead of participating in fundraising program?

A.  Absolutely, Cash donations are welcome and appreciated. Check can be made payable to “Cathcart Parent Organization” or “CPO”. Please note that because the CPO is 501(c)3 organization, donations are tax deductible.  Our tax id is 91-1401672.


Q.  How can I get involved with the fundraising process at Cathcart?

A.  We would love to have every one involved, if not through fundraising, then through different avenues. All are welcome to attend CPO general meetings or you can contact


Q.  I have a great idea or know of a previous successful fundraiser. Who can I contact with this fundraising idea?

A.  Please contact with any fundraising ideas and/or feedback. We’d love to hear them!


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