The Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation is hosting an interactive virtual fundraiser event to raise funds to enhance educational programs for Pleasanton ISD students and staff. This fundraising event, Eagles for Education, will include an online auction and pledge drive with numerous prize-winning opportunities.
The online auction will include items from designer jewelry to all-inclusive hunts. Together, the value of the items in the silent auction are worth over $42,000. The auction is currently live on their online bidding platform where new items will be released for bidding each day until Oct. 14. Bidding will close at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, for all 49 items.
In addition to the online auction, the Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation will be hosting an interactive pledge drive on Oct. 17 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. with a new incentive and prize every hour. The pledge drive will be broadcast live through the Pleasanton Express Facebook page where the foundation will introduce each new challenge and announce winners.
The schedule for the Facebook Live Pledge Drive is as follows:
•8 a.m. – This hour is sponsored by the Pleasanton Express. Anyone who donates $10 during the hour will be entered into a drawing for a 2-year print and digital subscription to the Pleasanton Express and a personal birthday, senior, sports or anniversary ad in their paper.
•9 a.m. – This hourly challenge is designated specifically for Pleasanton High School. If the Education Foundation can raise $3,000 during this hour, the administrative team has agreed to allow their students to dress up for Halloween at the request of the PHS Student Council.
•10 a.m. – This hourly challenge is sponsored by Country Girl Designs. Everyone who donates $20 during this hour will get a “Pride Pride, Eagle Pride” yard sign from Country Girl Designs.
•11 a.m. – This hourly challenge is designated specifically for Pleasanton Elementary School, whose students and staff have requested an at-school pajama party. The Pleasanton Elementary administrative team has agreed to this, if Pleasanton Elementary can raise $2,000 during this hour.
•12 p.m. – This hourly challenge is sponsored by The Olive Branch. In this challenge, individuals who donate $50 during this hour will be entered into a drawing to win free flowers every month for an entire year.
•1 p.m. – This hourly challenge is designed specifically for Pleasanton Junior High. Pleasanton Jr. High has agreed to let their students dress up for Halloween, if the Education Foundation can raise $2,000 during this hour.
•2 p.m. – This hour is sponsored by the PISD Athletic Department. Anyone who donates $20 during this hour will be entered in a drawing to win two All-Sports Passes for the 2021-2022 seasons. These passes are good for two free admissions to any athletic event hosted by PISD.
•3 p.m. – This hourly challenge is designed specifically for the Pleasanton Primary School. The Primary students and staff don’t usually get to have a school party for Halloween. If the Education Foundation raises $2,000 during this hour, then teachers and students will celebrate with a Halloween party at school.
•4 p.m. – Urban Bricks is sponsoring this challenge. During this hour, everyone that donates $50 will be entered in a drawing to win a free pizza every week for an entire year.
•5 p.m. – The 5:00 hour is sponsored by H-E-B. H-E-B has provided one of their large, rolling Kodi coolers which will go to one lucky winner. Every person who donates $50 during this hour will be entered in a drawing to win the rolling Kodi cooler.
•6 p.m. – The Happy Dudes are sponsoring the 6:00 p.m. challenge. Everyone who donates $25 to the Education Foundation during this hour will get a free T-shirt from the Happy Dudes collection designed specifically for this event.
•7 p.m. – The grand finale of the pledge drive is a trip to Las Vegas! Anyone who donates $100 during this hour will be entered in a drawing to win a twonight stay in Vegas.
•As an extra incentive and prize-winning opportunity during the Pledge Drive, the foundation will be giving a $100 H-E-B gift card to the largest donor each hour.
To register as a bidder and to bid on auction items go to pisdef2020. ggo.bid. To take part in the pledge drive prizes, go to the link above and click on the three bars next to Eagles for Education 2020 in the top left of your screen, select “Start Bidding” and enter in the necessary information to register as a bidder. If you have trouble, you can email the PISD Education Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or message them on Facebook at Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation.