CPS Shopping for Charities
Each year employees have the opportunity to make a one-time payment or payroll deduction to contribute and support local organizations that give back to the school and community.
This year the District is focusing on increasing our giving numbers with new incentives and plans to make it work for all employees! Let’s show how much we care!
Columbus Public Schools has a tremendous Foundation and serves as a pacesetter organization for the United Way. In order to maintain our strong support we are launching the $80/$80 Plan. Employees can give $80 to each organization through 8 payroll deductions from September through April of the upcoming school year. This plan would result in a $20 payroll deduction each month and you would receive a Columbus Public Schools T-Shirt along with eligibility for several prize packages. If you choose to give to just one of the organizations it would result in a $10 payroll deduction each month.
Drawings for each the United Way and Foundation for staff who give $80 or more are eligible for prize packages including Columbus Bucks, a Discoverer Gear Package, Free Personal Day, and Weekend Hotel Package.
Each employee will also have the opportunity to make a larger donation, a one-time contribution, or contribute to just one of the organizations similar to years past and may still be eligible for prizes.
District Giving Goals and Prizes
New this year are benchmark goals (total for both United Way and the Foundation) that will trigger additional prize packages for those who donate. There are also additional benefits for the entire District staff if goals are met! If total giving from employees for both organizations equals or exceeds the following benchmarks here is what occurs:
All employees who donated are eligible for prize drawings including but not limited to a Henry Doorly Zoo Pass, Weekend Hotel Package, Husker Tickets for several different sporting events.
$25,000 (160 staff members contributing to the 80/80 plan)
Mid-Year Luncheon Buffet provided for all staff.
$35,000 (220 staff members contributing to the 80/80 plan)
Jeans may be worn by all employees for the entire school year.
$40,000+ (250 staff members contributing to the 80/80 plan)
A designated “snow day” for the 21-22 school year will be a paid day for both classified and certified with no make-up for contracted staff.