PARMA, Ohio — The deadline is quickly approaching for the Parma City Schools Foundation’s annual car raffle.
“Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville does this every year,” Parma City Schools Foundation Trustee Tom Regas said. “They give us a car and we make tickets available to anybody who wants one for $10.
“We won’t sell more than 3,000 tickets. If we sold all of those tickets we’d bring in $30,000 into the district. Due to the pandemic, this event is our only major fundraiser this year.”
Tickets to win the 2020 Chevy Trax are available through Thursday (Dec. 3) at any school building and the district’s administrative offices. Cash or check will be accepted. For more information, call 440-885-8334.
On Dec. 10 all winning tickets will be pulled live on the Parma City Schools Foundation, Inc. and Parma City School District Facebook pages. The Foundation will also be awarding a $500 second-place prize and a $250 third-place prize!
Proceeds from this car raffle will benefit students and student organizations of the Parma City School District.
The Parma City Schools Foundation’s mission is to enrich educational experiences for students through awards, educator grants, special projects, student programs and scholarships.
“It’s important to have this organization that supports our schools,” Regas said.
Over the past nine years, the Parma City Schools Foundation through annual fundraising events — such as the annual car raffle, “Taste of the Towns” and “Drive 4 UR School” — has raised thousands of dollars, which was given money back to the schools, students and staff.
“We (the founders) all graduated from Parma Schools and all had great educational experiences,” said Parma City Schools Foundation member Barb Filipow in a press release. “We want to be able to give back and continue to help provide those great experiences for students.”
The community can support the Parma City Schools Foundation through donations, legacy gifts, attending fundraising events and even shopping through Amazon Smile.
“The Parma Schools Foundation is an indelible stitch in the social fabric that makes our school district so special,” Parma City Schools Superintendent Charles Smialek said. “We’re so grateful for all that are supporting this fundraiser as the foundation is always generous in their support of our students and teachers.”
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