WALDORF FORD AND MOUNT HARMONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARTNER TO RAISE $2,000 FOR PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
-Test-drive fundraising event generated much-needed money for the elementary school’s Parent Teacher Association, helping students in the local community.
Waldorf, Md. – Waldorf Ford, Mount Harmony Elementary School and members of the local community raised $2,240 for Mount Harmony’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at a recent test-drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program. More than 100 Owings-area residents test-drove a Ford vehicle at Mount Harmony Elementary School on Saturday, September 6.
Since the program’s inception in 2007, the Drive 4 UR School program has generated more than $20 million in donations for schools nationwide. The money raised during the Drive 4 UR School program has helped ensure that extracurricular actives like sports and music programs continue in local communities despite budgetary constraints and funding cuts.
“I am more than thrilled that so many people from the local community turned out to support Mount Harmony Elementary School’s PTA and I’ve never been more proud to be a Ford dealer. Participants had the chance to take a fun, casual drive in one of our vehicles, while lending our students and community a much-needed helping hand,” said Greg Basiliko General Manager of Waldorf Ford.
This Drive 4 UR School event is just one of the many events that allows the Mount Harmony Elementary Parent Teacher Association to give back over $20,000 annually to the school. The PTA also hosts events including a Fall Festival, Family Fun Nights, Sweetheart Dances, as well as cultural art programs.
In addition, the PTA gives teachers gift cards to use toward classroom supplies and assignment books. It also contributes to field day programs, student clubs and sponsors academic achievement awards. Parents are even treated to events such as Muffins with Mom and Doughnuts with Dad.
Any left over funds the PTA gives back directly to the school. In years past, the money has paved blacktop playgrounds and helped purchase SmartBoards® for classrooms.