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12 Days of Giving Raffle Tips Off Today with NBA Tickets! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Dec 5 (last updated Dec 5)

In case you missed it, today, December 5th, is Day 1 of our 12 Days of Giving Raffle!

A Chance to Win Lakers or Clippers Tickets!

Winter Break's Very "Cool" Fundraiser (Article)

Submitted by Friends on Dec 5 (last updated Dec 5)

Join us during Winter Break, on Monday, January 6, from 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a cool ice-skating fundraiser at the Toyota Sports Center (555 N. Nash Street, El Segundo). Tickets are $12 per skater and include skate rental. Spaces are limited. Click here to purchase your ticket(s) today.

Don't Miss: Holiday Shopping Boutiques! (Article)

Submitted by Friends on Dec 4 (last updated Dec 5)

On Wednesday, December 18th, the same day of Winter Concert, Friends of the Open School will be hosting its annual Holiday Shopping Boutiques. Don't forget to swing by these vendors for unique gifts, home goods, decor, jewelry, self-care and more! Vendors will be conveniently located right outside the auditorium, at the lunch tables near the cafeteria. Although cash is recommended, some vendors will be accepting credit cards, PayPal or Venmo.

Winter Concert Bake Sale (Article)

Submitted by Friends on Dec 4 (last updated Dec 5)

Calling All Bakers (or baked goods buyers!) to donate sweet treats such as cupcakes, cake pops and cookies, as well as your favorite savory finger foods, like mini-quiches, empanadas, samosas, taquitos, etc. Please also consider allergy-friendly items such as nut-free, gluten-free and vegan

Check If Your Employer Matches Your Generosity (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 7 (last updated Nov 7)

Reminder:  Please check with your company to see if they match charitable contributions, either in part or in full. This is effectively free money for our school, and often just requires a small amount of paperwork, which is often completed by the Annual Giving team rather than you. 

Thank You for the Campout! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 26 (last updated Sep 26)

This past weekend’s Campout was a true success with over 600 members of our Open family, lots of food, a ton of laughs, flashing lights everywhere and just an overall good time.

Box Tops Go Digital! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Aug 29 (last updated Sep 4)

Over the years, we have earned over $8000 for Open School by simply submitting Box Tops collected from products we purchase in the normal course of life to the school. Now you can simply scan in your receipts into an app and monies will be donated to the school. 

All the Deals! All Year Long! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Apr 24 (last updated May 28)