SESAT – “Supporters of Etobicoke School of the Arts Talent”

 

Dedicated to helping ESA’s artistically talented students reach their full potential

 

SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent) is a registered charity that is run entirely by parent volunteers.

Our mission is to raise funds to support the specialized Arts activities at ESA that are not funded by the TDSB.  All funds are divided equally among the Arts Majors

MUSIC – DANCE – DRAMA – MUSIC THEATRE – FILM –  VISUAL ARTS

 

 

The ESA Community Garage Sale is Coming!

There are three ways to help the Arts Students at ESA:

  • You can donate gently used items during one of our Drop-off times:

Thursday May 10           8-9am and 3-4pm

Friday May 11                 8-9am and 3-4pm

Wednesay May 16         8-9am and 3-4pm

Thursday May 17           8-9am and 3-4pm

Friday May 18                8-9am and 3-4pm

Wednesday May 23      8-9am and 3-4pm

Thursday May 24          8-9am and 3-4pm

Friday May 25               8-9am, 3-4pm and 5-8pm

  • You can volunteer to help receiving donations or volunteer at the Garage Sale.  If you are interested in volunteering please add your name to our spreadsheet 
  • You can come out to the Garage Sale on Satuday, May 26th and take a look at the great stuff we have!

 

Last year we some really great items:   an Apple Laptop, a Goose jacket, several Coach purses, as well as lots of furniture and books.  Come early because the good stuff goes fast!!!

 

This year there will be a food truck and an ice cream truck on site.

 

 

Brix4Kidz will be joining us as well, so your little ones can be occupied with some amazing activities while you take your time shopping our sale.

 

 

We hope that you can join us for a day of fun!

 

 

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 between $35,000 – $45,000 annually to support programs.

WHAT WE’VE DONE

In the 2016/2017 year, we fund-raised at our Annual Craft Fair & Silent Auction, Pancake Breakfasts, our second annual Community Yard Sale and through refreshment & snack sales at more than 20 events raising $46,500.00 for the majors.  We introduced net new fundraisers and programs including Snack Shack and a Flower sale, putting us over 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.

For more information on the 2017-2018 place, click here

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 2016/17 more than 50 per cent of them gave of their time freely five-plus times! 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 2017/18 Meeting Minutes

2017/18 Meeting Dates:

June 11 – SESAT Planning Session – Offsite, all are welcome

SESAT MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

September 2017

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

FAQs

SESAT Constitution and By Laws

 

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