There are lots of ways to help

Hover over the boxes below to see what each booster activity entails

Giving Campaign

​The Giving Campaign is Richland's annual fundraiser which raises money to pay for many things that LAUSD doesn't cover.  A full breakdown can be found on our Fundraising page.  This committee generally manages:

  • Work with boosters to decide on fundraising goals, donation amount, and content for the campaign

  • Proof and update website copy

  • Promote campaign at events and run donation tables during drop-off

  • Send updates via email and fliers throughout the campaign

Dollar Bill in Jar
Dollar Bill in Jar

Giving Campaign

Back to School Picnic

The Back to School Picnic happens in the Richland Garden.  Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic, and boosters provides snacks, games and other activities.  This committee generally manages:

  • Budgeting for activities and getting funding approval from boosters

  • Advertising for the event and encouraging families to attend

  • Obtaining, delivering, and setting up picnic-style snacks

  • Planning and running games, activities and crafts

Bowl of Fruits
Bowl of Fruits

 

Back to School Picnic

Trunk-or-Treat

​The Trunk-or-Treat event takes place between Richland Campus and St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, with families decorating their vehicles and handing out candy along the road.  This committee generally manages:

  • Advertising the event and encouraging families to donate candy

  • Organizing volunteers to set up and manage trick-or-treating route

  • Setting up a staging/home base area at either Richland or the church

  • Planning a mini-party at home base area

  • Getting sign-off from neighbors (a few of them will participate too!)

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trunkortreatpic.jpg

Trunk-or-Treat

STEM Canned

Food Drive

​The We CAN Build It! STEM and canned food drive event combines science and engineering with our annual food drive to benefit the Westside Food Bank.  Each year we donate nearly 1500 pounds of food from this fun STEM competition.  This committee generally manages:

  • Advertising the event and encouraging families to donate canned food

  • Organizing volunteers to act as judges and to pack/transport food.

Canned Vegetables
Canned Vegetables

STEM Canned

Food Drive

Book Fair

​The Book Fair is an annual fundraising event usually held in the school library.  We work with a vendor to sell books in French and English.

  • Work with the vendor to curate book lists for our student demographic

  • Advertise the book fair

  • Organize volunteers to help set up / tear down book fair

  • Organize volunteers to help run the book fair each day

Colorful Books
Colorful Books

Book Fair

Walk-a-thon

​This is an annual event where students seek sponsors to support their participation as they walk/scoot/ride bikes around the blocks between Richland and St. Andrew's Lutheran Church.  This committee generally manages:

  • Advertising the event and encouraging families to find sponsors for their children

  • Solicit local businesses for sponsorship opportunities

  • Managing day-of logistics for the event

Bike Riding
Bike Riding

Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon

Staff Appreciation Week

Boosters organizes a week of appreciation for Richland teachers and staff​, which involves small gifts/surprises each day and ends with a luncheon to express the families' gratitude.  This committee generally manages:

  • Budgeting for the week and getting funding approval from boosters

  • Planning and delivering small gifts and surprises for each day

  • Organizing and managing the staff luncheon

Teacher with Pupils
Teacher with Pupils

Staff Appreciation

Week

Spring Gala

​The Gala is a night out for the parents with food, drinks and socializing, which coincides with the launch of the online auction.  This committee generally manages:

  • Finding and securing a venue for the gala

  • Organizing food/beverage/ticket sales

  • Creating a theme and advertising to Richland families to both attend and donate to the auction

  • Collect and organize items for our silent auction (held during the gala) as well as set up the online auction

Champagne Glasses
Champagne Glasses

Spring Gala

Spirit Gear

Support Richland by showing up in school colors!  This committee generally manages:

  • Promote Richland's online store

  • Organize Richland gear for in-person purchase at Boosters events

  • Introduce new ways to spread Richland cheer (stickers, buttons, patches, hats, mugs, etc.)

Clothing Shop Window
Clothing Shop Window

Spirit Gear

French Support

The French Support committee explores ways to support Richland students in their learning of the French language.  This committee generally manages:

  • Organizing the French lending library

  • Creating tools to support learning French such as flash cards

  • Organizing events and enrichment activities that promote learning French

  • Academic and French homework support

  • Finding ways to increase French language exposure

French Flag
French Flag

French Support

Ongoing Fundraisers

Ongoing fundraisers are generally programs offered by shopping platforms (websites, apps, physical stores, etc.) such as Amazon Smile and Ralph's Community Contribution Program.  Families can sign up and every time they shop, a small percentage (or flat fee) of what they spend is donated to Richland Avenue Boosters.  This committee generally manages:

  • Encouraging and reminding families to sign up for these programs

  • Create visuals to help explain how and where to sign up

  • Research additional programs that Richland isn't taking advantage of and introduce them to the community

Collecting Donations
Collecting Donations

Ongoing

Fundraisers

Campus Beautification

​This section is coming soon!

Gardening
Gardening

Campus

Beautification

There are many ways to support our Richland community.  The events listed above evolve every year - our bullet points act as suggestions / descriptions of past events, not required expectations.  If you have a way of making these events more efficient, bigger, or better, feel free to exercise your creative muscles!

If you have an idea for a new event or way to support our community, please let us know!  However, be prepared for us to ask you to be the first to volunteer ;)

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