Where does your money go?
Money raised through fundraisers support your students in a variety of ways. Last year, Aikane O Nu‘uanu installed air conditioning units in the 5th grade classrooms, subsidized the cost of field trips to keep it reasonable for families, purchased student planners, funded May Day and part of 5th grade graduation, funded teachers supplies, STEM projects, and activities and events for students at the school. Additionally, Aikane O Nu‘uanu operates the Early morning care and summer school program and sponsors Nu’uanu Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops.
We're excited to announce that we just kicked off our “Cool Nu‘uanu School” campaign. This fundraising campaign is aimed at creating an optimal learning experiencing by raising funds to install air conditioning units in all our classrooms. We set an ambitious goal to raise $50,000 this year. It sounds like a lot but when you break it down, that’s only $140 per student!
Why is this so important?
• There are 358 students and 45 staff at Nu‘uanu Elementary School
• 14 more classrooms need AC units
• Temperatures peaked at 91 degrees in August!
• Even now in these “cooler” months, temperatures are ranging between 85 and 88 degrees
• According to a Harvard study, temperatures over 80 degrees impacts student concentration and learning
How You Can Help
Donate money and/or participate in any of our fundraiser campaigns listed below.
Thank you for your support and let’s #CoolNuuanuSchool.
Go Fund Me
Donate to ‘Aikane O Nu‘uanu through our new Go Fund Me account. Use this link to donate today or go to www.gofundme.com and search for Aikane O Nu‘uanu. All the money raised on this platform will be specifically earmarked for air conditioning. Help us spread the word with your family, friends, and surrounding community by sharing the link on your social media accounts.
Dave & Buster's Power Cards
Help ‘Aikane raise funds for air conditioners, new technology, supplies, and more for our classrooms by ordering your D&B Power Cards. These Power Cards never expire and have up to 22% bonus credits. They come in $10 and $20 denominations and can be used at any location.
Order your cards by downloading and filling out this form. You have until Nov. 20 to order and card pick up will be from Dec. 9-13, 2019.
This is by far the best way to support our school. 100% of your donation goes straight to our kids! Cash/check donations are tax-deductible – a receipt will be provided for cash/check donations of $250 or more upon request. Some companies match their employees’ donations to registered non-profits. If yours does, let us know! To donate, either place your donation in an envelope addressed to Aikane O Nu‘uanu and drop it off in the school office or contact email@example.com.
Don’t forget to use AmazonSmile for all your Amazon orders. This is FREE money for Aikane O Nu‘uanu! 0.5% of your purchases goes to our school, so remember to sign in through this AmazonSmile link and choose Aikane O Nu‘uanu as your charity of choice.
Android Users: An AmazonSmile app is now available in your store.
Apple Users: While AmazonSmile doesn’t have an app, you can still add a shortcut to your phone's home screen.
1. Go to www.smile.amazon.com in your phone’s browser and log into your Amazon account.
2. Tap the share icon at the bottom of the window.
3. Tap Add to Home Screen, and then tap Add.
4. Tap the new icon on your home screen to return at any time to smile.amazon.com
5. Make sure to designate Aikane O Nu‘uanu Inc. as your charity of choice
Shopping on the regular Amazon app or site will not benefit ‘Aikane O Nu‘uanu.
Going forward, instead of clipping from packages, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Be sure to download the new app or update your existing app. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. In fact, you can "double dip" during the transition period! For more information, click here.