SESAT a.k.a. “Supporters of Etobicoke School of the Arts Talent”

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OUR FOCUS

This parent-run fundraising committee’s focus is clear – host events, sell things and solicit support that will generate funding for our six Arts Majors.   With the support of parents, guardians, community members and partners, SESAT raises more than $30,000 annually to support programs at ESA.

WHAT WE’VE DONE

In the 2015/2016 year, we fund-raised at our Annual Craft Fair & Silent Auction, Pancake Breakfasts, our first annual Community Yard Sale and through refreshment & snack sales at more than 20 events raising $35,000.00 for the majors.  So far, during the 2016/17 school year, we have introduced net new fundraisers and programs, putting us on track to achieve our fundraising target for the year.

WHAT’S NEXT

Our initial plan for 2016/2017 was to redirect some of our focus to sourcing and securing grants and sponsors. To facilitate this change, we sought volunteers with grant writing experience but unfortunately did not secure folks in time to work on the grant applications.  We will focus on this again in 2017/18.   In February we re-grouped and defined a plan for the last half of the year with 4 fundraisers and several smaller initiatives.  As part of our plan, we also decided to discontinue merchandising of ESA promotional materials for the year. If you are looking for SWAG, please check out what each Arts Major is working on.

SUPPORT WE SEEK

To achieve our goals, we require support and/or donations of all kinds- We are always looking for:

  • Grant Writers;
  • Food & Drink Vendors and Concession Display Equipment for our concession stand;
  • Event Venue Owner/Operators or Planners;
  • Professional Service Providers (Financial/Legal/Philanthropic);
  • Florists/Cash n’ Carry/Printers/Advertisers;
  • Technical Specialists (Web Design/Social Media/Bloggers/Copy-Writing)

DIRECT DONATIONS

Make a difference in our students’ high school community and experience with a contribution of cash

Charitable Registration #: 88538 2705 RR0001

To donate, you can send a cheque to “SESAT” (care of the ESA office) or click below to donate by credit card
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OUR VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS

We are fortunate to have a group of more than 50 volunteers who come out throughout the school year at events to help out.

During 2015/16 more than 50 per cent of them gave of their time freely five-plus times! In 2016/2017 involvement levels are increasing and we are pleased that more Dads are coming out as well.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

There are many opportunities to help out and you can do this solo, with your student or other family members and most importantly you can do as much or as little as your schedule permits!   We are happy to have you.

As special projects come up, we will send out a request for volunteers via ESAINFO. If you are not already receiving the daily posts, sign up today! Find out more about the roles here.

WHEN WE GET TOGETHER

SESAT meetings are typically held on the first Monday of the month from 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. in the ESA library. Click here for the 2016/17 Meeting Calendar, Meeting Agendas and Minutes

SESAT MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Issue 1 – November 15, 2016

Issue 2 – December 15, 2016

Issue #3 – January 2017

Issue 4 – February 15 2017

Issue 5 – March 8 2017

Issue 6 – April 2017

Issue 7 – May 2017

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

FAQs

SESAT Constitution and By Laws

SESAT Plan 2016-2017

 

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