Project Graduation Invitation Letter
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Dear Parents/Caregivers and Friends of the Class of 2017,
Where did the time go? We all remember the first time we saw the caravan of yellow school buses full of excited high school seniors as they paraded through town on their graduation night, escorted by the deafening sirens of the Montclair Police Department. It’s a sight to behold - exuberant MHS graduates hanging out the windows, throngs of well-wishers and teary parents lining the route all over town before the kids continue to a secret destination graduation party. It’s a powerful testament to this town’s incredible community spirit and such a special touch to honor the graduates of Montclair High. Now it’s our children’s turn!
On June 22, 2017 -- after our children don cap and gown and receive their diplomas -- our deserving graduates will ride buses to an evening gathering called Project Graduation 2017. For over thirty years, the mission of Project Graduation has been to provide a safe, alcohol/drug-free celebration as a positive rite of passage.
Your generous support for Project Graduation is the lifeblood of this special evening. Without your support, there would be no party. To make Project Graduation available to all eligible graduates, we need to raise over $60,000.
These funds will also support scholarships for the Class of 2017, paying for caps and gowns, prom tickets, and the class gift, which is their legacy to MHS. This is one of many fundraising efforts to cover the costs of the venue, entertainment, food, transportation and security.
Will you consider sponsoring Project Graduation at $1,000, $500, $250, or $100? Any amount is welcome. Donations to Project Graduation are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. If your employer offers a matching gift, we encourage you to double the impact of your donation.
Checks should be made payable to MFEE. Please put Project Graduation 2017 in the memo section and mail in the enclosed envelope to: Carol Schlein, 168 Midland Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042. For more information or to volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and join our Facebook group Montclair Project Graduation 2017. On behalf of the Class of 2017, thank you for your support!
Alexa Garbarino, Alison Hurlock and Karin Carson, Project Graduation 2017, Chairs