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Marcus Avenue Raises Funds with Paint Night Event

For their final fundraiser of the school year, the Marcus Avenue Parent Association threw a paint night and raffle event. On April 20, 40 parents and staff attended Painting with a Twist in Baldwin to create art and raise funds for the school.

The Marcus Avenue Parent Association attended a Paint Night fundraiserThe association organizes fundraisers every month, but the paint night was a first and turned out to be a huge success.

“Last year we were limited due to the pandemic but this year we have more options,” mentioned Nicole Saccone, an association member.

The event raised $4,500 for the school through event ticket sales and 26 themed raffle baskets.  They sent raffle books home to parents and placed flyers around the school promoting the event. Overall, they sold 2,500 raffle tickets for the event.

“They had baskets for gardening with tools and seed packets, relaxation baskets, children’s baskets. There was something for everyone,” added Paula DeVita, Director of the Marcus Avenue School.

Funds raised were used, in part, to provide a luncheon for Marcus Avenue’s Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as a two-day spring carnival and a tactile addition to the sensory room to benefit students who learn better through touch and hands-on activities. Learn more about the sensory room here.

“Compared to this year, last year was nothing. The teachers came in with their families and we had a blast,” added Nicole.

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