MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE RAISED MORE THAN $5,000 AT ITS “FAMILY MOVIE DAY & GIFT BASKET RAFFLE”
MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ, March 14, 2017 – Millstone Township Foundation for Educational Excellence (MTFEE) raised more than $5,000 from its Sixth Annual “Family Movie Day & Gift Basket Raffle” held on February 12 at the Millstone Township Performing Arts Center (MPAC). Proceeds will help provide grant funding for innovative classroom programs, educational opportunities for students, staff development, and state-of-the-art teaching materials that are beyond the scope of the general school budget to enrich education for the district's public school students.
The event opened with pre-movie activities and a "Gift Basket Raffle," new this year, which featured more than 25 fun and family-themed baskets. There was also a photo booth, minute-to-win-it games with prizes, crafts, face painting and temporary tattoos. The activities were followed by a screening of "The Secret Life of Pets."
The following served as sponsors:
Event Sponsors – Allstate/Sharer & Associates and Saker ShopRites, Inc.
Concession Sponsors – MTFEE Trustees
Movie Sponsors – Castle Consulting, Neil & Kristin Schloss; Cobra Power Systems; White Butterfly; Mass Mutual - Betsy Kuhns and Tadpole Village Pre-School at Frogbridge
GiftBasketRaffleSponsors -Penny'sPetals;Solitario&TierneyCPA;TheCotlerFamilyandThe DeRose Family
General Sponsors – Caravaglio Self Defense & Fitness Training ; Molino's Italian Kitchen; The Law Office of Shannon Hennessy Pulaski, LLC; The Pratt Family; The Pyhel Family and Joseph R. Raccuglia, MD Family Medicine
The following provided donations for the event:
Penny's Petals - carnations
Pure Events - photo booth
South Brunswick Animal Hospital, Dr. Doug Cotler, DVM - gift basket supplies
Vesuvio's Pizzeria & Family Restaurant - a portion of the proceeds from their food truck that was
MTFEE operates independently from the school district and replenishes its grant fund exclusively through private donations and its fundraising efforts. The foundation has awarded more than $523,700 in grants to Millstone Township schools since 2002. MTFEE grants, which have been awarded at every grade level and in every discipline, have included STEAM enrichment programs, learning lab, book rooms, professional
development, fitness equipment, SMARTBoards ® , mobile computer and iPad TM labs, and a rock climbing wall. MTFEE is a member of New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership and The National Consortium of State and Local Education Foundations (NCEFS).