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Community Outreach & Fundraising Opportunities

Shop & Earn EVJ Credit

Community Fundraising Opportunities:
Help support East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club while also potentially assisting with your son or daughter’s volleyball account. Amazon.com and Kroger/Fry’s have Community Rewards Programs that allows them to support non-profits in our community! EVJ is a non-profit and we have enrolled as a participating organization in both programs. 
See below for instructions on how to start the programs immediately. 

AmazonSmile Program

 

 

Link EVJ to your Amazon.com account, shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to EVJ:

What is AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How does AmazonSmile work
When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization. 

AmazonSmile Donations to Charitable Organizations 
100% of the donation amount generated from your eligible purchase on AmazonSmile will be donated. The donation amounts generated by your purchases are combined with the donation amounts from all other customers that selected the same organization, and each quarter the AmazonSmile Foundation makes donations to registered charitable organizations by electronic funds transfer. Donations are generally transferred approximately 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter.  Donations are not made for products that are returned. The amount that the AmazonSmile Foundation donates as a result of your AmazonSmile purchase is not tax deductible by you. If you have any questions about your tax situation, you should contact your tax advisor.

CLICK HERE to get started and select East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc. as your charity of choice.

Fry's VIP Program

Link your Fry’s VIP Card to East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, shop at Fry’s and use your VIP Card. Qualifying purchases will start accumulating and a % of your purchases throughout the year will be donated to EVJ! Our hope at EVJ is to credit individual player’s accounts that participate based on your individual donated amount each cycle. Friends and family can also get involved!

Here are some easy steps to get started:

  • Go to www.frysfood.com, scroll to the bottom and under "Community" select Fry's Community Rewards
  • Click on the Orange Enroll Now radio button
  • If you already have signed in before, then simply put in your email and password and sign-in. If not, you may need to register for your first time and create a password.
  • Now you should be able to put in EVJ’s organization # of 80249 and click Search
  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc. should come up and then you can Save them as the organization

Once you have done the above, you can click on Account Summary on the left and you will be able to scroll down and see the Fry’s Community Rewards Program and EVJ as your organization of choice. This will be the page you will print and turn into EVJ at the end of each cycle. There are four cycles in the year:

  • Cycle 1: September 1 – November 30 – Donations sent by December 31st to EVJ
  • Cycle 2: December 1 – February 28 – Donations sent by March 31st to EVJ
  • Cycle 3: March 1 – May 31 – Donations sent by June 30th to EVJ
  • Cycle 4: June 1 – August 31 – Donations sent by September 30th to EVJ

We will request a summary from participants at the end of each cycle. You must be a participating member of EVJ in order to receive credit. If you have any questions about registering, you will need to work with Fry’s customer service. Other questions can be directed to Jen Leo. Thanks!


Community Service Pledge Drive:
This pledge drive can be initiated at any time by any player. Player collects pledges from family, friends, relatives, and neighbors by personalizing and mailing the form letter out. In return the volleyball player will donate five (5) hours of community service during the club volleyball season. The community service project is up to the player and can be work done for a neighbor, elderly relative, church activity, tutoring another student, etc. Player is responsible for collecting the money from their sponsors for the pledges. Parents are responsible for assuring that the player does complete the community service project. This is a great opportunity to contribute back to the community. This is an individual player fundraiser.


Serve-A-Thon Pledge Drive:
Serve-A-Thons can be held twice during the season for all EVJ teams upon request. How it works? The maximum number of volleyball serves per player is 100 serves. Each player is responsible for collecting her pledges for each serve made or a flat donation pledge overall. This is a great opportunity to get support from friends at school. You can mail out a letter or get friends to sign a pledge form.  This is an individual player fundraiser.


Interested in Becoming a Junior Development Official?
The AZ Region will be offering a Junior Development Officials Program. The Jr Development Official Program is open to boys and girls who are Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in high school. If you are interested in signing up, please take into consideration the time commitment of this program. View the Arizona Region Junior Development Officials' Page for more information.


Free Fund Raiser For Volleyball Festival:
The Festival makes free raffle tickets available to all teams to assist in their fundraising efforts. Individuals sell the tickets for $5 each and keep 100% of their sales. Cash prizes are provided by the Festival (Ten $100, Four $250 and Two $500 prizes) and are drawn at the Festival. Winners do not have to be present to win. 

This information can be found at http://www.volleyball-festival.com/Default.aspx?RD=5302&RN=Registration and will be updated for the 2017 Festival tournament soon.