501(c)(3) Nonprofit Charitable Organization.
WHY ARE WE DOING
Every child deserves an education that can prepare them to be successful
in their personal and business life. Seeing how budget cuts are
slowly taking away the little things that are essential to the development
of our children's skills, artistic abilities and talents, we couldn't just
sit idly by. Our children are our future and they need our help
WHAT IS THE
everyone pitching in, to help schools in our communities or under
privileged schools in other neighborhoods. It's a call to action, a
social change that encourages you to pay it forward for our kids for as
little as a dollar a day for a year. It's crowdraising, using
today's technology and social networks to make a difference together.
OUR ORGANIZATION & ITS MISSION
A Dollar A Day For A Year is a 501(c)(3)
Organization, whose mission is to help schools raise funds
for the children in our communities by creating a simple, honest, visible
and effective tool while working together as concerned citizens without
personal, religious, political or financial gain, keeping it about the
HOW DOES THIS HELP?
We are helping schools raise money for the little things. Not newer
buildings, salaries or big purchases. The little things that keep getting
cut but are still vital to help support student learning and life skills
contribution will help fund classroom essentials, projects, field trips,
books and programs. All net funds raised will go directly to schools.
WHAT IS OUR ROLE?
To promote this movement, get the word out there and invite you to join by
making a pledge and spreading the word too. To encourage communities
to pitch in to help their schools. To provide you with a fundraising tool
so you don't have to raise $365 alone. To
connect donors to schools. To provide transparency so you can
see where your donations are making an impact.
PLEDGE365 is a movement inspired by CJ Sternfels when she was nine.
She recognized the effects budget cuts were having on the quality of her
education. She wanted to help and decided to take action.
Together, she and her mother started a nonprofit organization called "A
Dollar A Day For A Year". She wants to share and spread this idea
because she knows together, we can make things happen. The idea is
to ask individuals, families and businesses to help by pledging $365 (a
dollar a day for a year) to help a school in their community. Anyone
my name is Cj. When I was nine, I became aware of budget cuts affecting
schools. That year, they took away some bus services, programs for the
arts, field trips and increased our class sizes. It started there and is
getting worse every year.
When I listen to the news, it seems all hope is fading fast. They say my
generation is going to be left with so much debt, statistics are not in
our favor. People are angry, frustrated and too upset to care. On top of
this, we also have wars, devastation and global warming that are slowly
leaving a trail of decay. What we see are results of our actions and
reactions by man, the world and nature. Sad, but true.
I think we all need to stop for a bit, sit in silence and think about what
it would be like 10 years from now if we don’t start to do something.
There is hope. No matter how bad it may seem today, we can change this by
starting with one act, a day at a time. Start in your community. Help the
schools in your neighborhood. By giving a dollar a day for a year and
getting everyone you know involved too! My vision starts here, but my
mission ends not. If we focus on the children first, we can move on to the
elderly, our veterans, healthcare and yes… world peace.
Beyond newer books and better technology, some schools can’t even afford
basic items like crayons and blackboards. With your help, we can bring
back much needed support to the public education system, so please donate
today with just one dollar a day. Join us. Make a difference with us. I
believe in my future. Do you?