The V-OPA participates in many partnerships throughout the year to support our annual budget. See the following descriptions and links below for more information.
Each year V-OPA advances its mission of promoting and supporting the goals of the school and providing an environment in the community that will stimulate and enhance the academic and social development of our children. There are many wonderful ways your money goes to support this - see here for some examples. Please consider giving at least $100 towards raising enough money support our efforts.
Amazon School Rewards Program
Just click on our shopping button below to get to Amazon and then shop as you normally do. You have to click our link before you put anything in your cart. You don’t have to sign up, and you don’t have to enter any special codes. The amount V-O can earn ranges from 4% to 10%, depending on what you purchase and our total shipped items for the calendar month. The more we shop using the School Rewards link, the more we will earn.
Order your photos/photo gifts through shutterfly. Just go to the vinson-owen.com web-site and look for the Shutterfly link on our homepage to get to our V-O Shutterfly storefront – you can then shop as you normally would – Shutterfly does the rest. You don’t have to sign up and you don’t have to enter any special codes – just link before you shop. V-O will earn a 13% commission on all purchases made by shoppers who reached Shutterfly/ Tinyprints through our link.
Register your Stop&Shop card at 877-275-2758 or online below, and designate Vinson-Owen (#07208) for Stop&Shop contributions.
Square 1 Art
You can purchase the previous year’s art all year long, and they make for great for holiday gifts!
Box Tops for Education
When ordering online at over 70 retail stores, stop first at the Box Tops Marketplace and then head off to your store website of choice from there. Up to 8% of your purchases will be automatically donated back to V-O with no additional cost to you. Sign up on the Box Tops store through the link below and designate Vinson-Owen for your contribution.
Our annual Fall Fundraiser is one way to raise the monies necessary to fund the many V-OPA activities and programs while also providing a way to purchase gifts in anticipation for the holidays. In 2017 we worked with an online fundraiser, Cherrydale, to raise nearly 25% of our annual budget.
More information on the 2018 Fall fundraiser will be posted at the beginning of the school year.
Night Out Winchester
Several generous local restaurants offer a percentage of sales to schools/organizations on pre-arranged nights. Watch the newsletter throughout the year to learn when you can "eat out for a cause” to benefit V-OPA
Employer Matching Programs
Did you know that many employer matching programs will double or triple your donation to the V-OPA? Speak with your human resources department to see if your company offers a Matching Gifts program. Make you contribution go farther and do more to enrich the educational programs at V-O.