2014 PHONE BANK FAST FACTS and FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What? Phone Bank for Ashland Schools Foundation’s 25th Annual Fund Drive
When is it – When are the dedicated school nights (the nights each school works to get their volunteers at the phone drive)?
April 15 (Tues) – AMS/John Muir Dinners provided by: Taroko, Salame, Ruby’s, Martolli’s, Wiley’s World, Greenleaf, Deux Chats & Brothers
April 17 (Thurs) – AHS/Willow Wind Dinners provided by: Mihama, Pangea, TOT, Senor Sams, Great American Pizza, Deux Chats & Brothers
April 21 (Mon) – Combined Elementary School Night Dinners provided by: Standing Stone, Wild Goose, Bonsai Teriyaki, Northwest Pizza (salad), Mystic Treats, Café Nom Yen
April 23 (Wed) – Combined Elementary School Night Dinners provided by: Larks, Martino’s, Northwest Pizza (salad & pizza), Costco
Beverages nightly include soft drinks, water, wine from Velocity Wine Cellars, coffee from Starbucks
Where is it? The Windsor Inn (across I-5 on the right)
What is the time schedule?
6:00 – 6:10 pm… Check-in, eat dinner donated by local restaurants, chat with other volunteers.
6:10 – 6:30 pm… Training while you eat.
6:30 – 8:30 pm… Call parents and previous donors.
Who will I be calling? If you come on your dedicated school night we will try to have you call other parents from your school who may or may not already be donors to ASF. We are once again working on having matching grants available to encourage new donors. If you are calling on another night you will be calling either parents from other schools or community members who are already ASF donors.
Thank you to Verizon for loaning cell phones!
If I have my own cell phone, can I use it? We hope you will! Each year it gets harder and harder to have donated phones from the various cell phone companies. Verizon will be loaning us some phones – but it will not be enough for all callers. We will need to rely on some volunteers using their own phone.
I can’t come on my dedicated school night, but am still interested in helping. That’s great. Sign up for any night that fits your schedule.
Is there babysitting available? No. We have supplied babysitting options over the past years, but have had such little usage, that we no longer offer babysitting.
I’ve never done this before and am uncomfortable asking people for money! Don’t worry – everyone feels that way at first. You’ll get help with what to say and how to say it. You’ll be surprised at how supportive our community is for the education of our children. Encourage a friend to sign up to volunteer with you – there’s strength in numbers – and you can practice on each other before you begin. The first phone call can be scary, but that first donation makes you feel incredibly good. By the time you leave you’ll be surprised at how much fun you’ve had and will feel great about making a real difference in the Ashland schools.
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quality education in Ashland public schools through fundraising
in the community.
The ASF is a 501(c)(3), non-profit public benefit corporation,
organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.
Our mission is to support quality education in the Ashland public
schools through fundraising in the community.
Ashland Schools Foundation
100 Walker Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520