Thank you for participating in MCN FUNdraising! When you make a donation to the MCN, it directly benefits MATES.
Your personally meaningful donations fund MATES programs like Art@Lunch, Run Club, Movie Night, Family Dance, Winter Art Gallery, STEAM Night, and many more. Donations also provide for technology maintenance and needed upgrades and replacements.
Since MATES is an Arts and Technology themed charter school, gadgets such as computers projectors and iPads are integral to the curriculum. MCN donations help to repair and replace technology as needed to continue keeping the students engaged in learning.
The wish list items include replacement teacher laptops, iPads for the Primary Grades, replacement of student laptops to be done in intervals, and replacement projectors.
In addition to replacing these equipment, we are also always looking to advance in technology to work on bringing MATES to the forefront.
Furthermore, we provide funds for classroom supplies, support the library, and make significant cash donations to MATES for campus improvements.

2022 – 2023

Fundraising Events

Direct Donation (August 21 – September 16)
This is your way to give money that directly benefits the events and programs that make MATES great! Your donation is tax deductible, and 100% of the proceeds stay at MATES. Direct donations qualify for most corporate matching programs as well (contact your employer). For questions:
MATES Photo Days Fundraiser (October 15 & 23)
Great opportunity to get your professional photos made for holiday cards by photographers in our community; Click HERE to learn more.
Book Fair (October 17 – 21 & May 22 – 26)
Event Chair: Sarah Schwendimann | Email directly
MATES offers a Scholastic Book Fair in the fall and spring. This is how we raise funds for our library! Please sign up here to volunteer!
Fun Run (November 3 | Kick off starts October 24)
Ready, set, go! Apex is coming to campus again this year to get the kids excited and meet with the Apex leaders for team building and core values lessons. It’s a 2-week program, then at the end, the kids enjoy the run! Through pledges, a portion of the money goes back to MATES!
Parents’ Night (December 6)
Have a fabulous evening of MATES fellowship! The sponsor establishment donates a portion of your bill to MATES.
Kids’ Night (February 4)
Take some time for yourself while the kids have a blast with their MATES friends! 100% of the proceeds go back to MCN, which means money back to MATES to fund all the wonderful programs for the students.
Attend the MATES Benefit Dinner & Auction, and bid on your favorite items which may include gift cards, tickets to local shows, art work, and more! There are both a silent and a live auction – a fun way to raise money and have a stellar night out!
Restaurant Nights (Recurring)
Each month, a restaurant sponsors our school, and when you purchase lunch or dinner, a portion of your bill is donated to MATES.
Marketplace (Recurring)
Event Chair: Stephanie Kazubowski
Visit the MATES Marketplace, and purchase gently used MATES school clothes at a discount.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are still various events that you may sponsor. We appreciate your help in funding MCN’s committment to excellence in providing for our school!
Please visit our MCN Store!
For any questions about a fundraising event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Arezou Zaidi and Gabby Shibel:
We THANK YOU for supporting MATES and the MCN!
To make a tax deductible donation to the MCN, please contact:  MCN Fundraising, or Donate here:
To see what your donations fund, CLICK to go to our page “Where do my donations go?

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