Fundraising and social events

MCFCO is a not-for-profit organisation and each year the voluntary Committee of Management needs to organise fundraising initiatives to pay for educational and social activities for the children, learning environment enhancements (i.e. toys, books, equipment) and staff awards. While Monash University provided significant funds to establish our fantastic Centre, we rely on parental contributions to meet the needs of our children and make sure our Centre remains wonderful. 


Throughout the year we will be offering a range of primary and secondary fundraising initiatives and we require parents to get involved as much as possible. We realise certain fundraising initiatives are more appealing to some families than others, but there is an expectation that parents will be actively involved with at least 2 to 3 activities per year.



How can you get involved and support the Centre?

Below is a list of suppliers whom MCFCO is associated with. By purchasing through these organisations you contribute to our fundraising account. Be sure to share this information with family and friends - anyone can get involved - it’s not limited to MCFCO parents!


Entertainment Book offer


Place Entertainment order here. 

  • With an Entertainment™ Membership you have at your fingertips hundreds of valuable offers for restaurants, cafes, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more. Available from early April, the new 2017|2018 Melbourne Entertainment™ Memberships sell for $70 and you’ll receive over $20,000 worth of offers valid until 1st June , 2017.
  • These make a fantastic gift and interstate versions can be ordered online too!
  • Be sure to print a receipt of your online order. Books will be available for pick up from MCFCO reception.  
  • You must order through www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/1821y94



Educational Experience

  • Purchase from a range of educational products for all ages through the Fundraising Tab and not only will you receive discounted postage but MCFCO will receive credits as a percentage of your spend. Credits will then be used annually to purchase products for the Centre.
  • Be sure to order from the Fundraising Tab and select “Monash Community Family Co-op" as your nominated charity at checkout.
  • For more information visit the website http://www.edex.com.au/fundraising/

Stuck On You

  • Do you need personalised labels, lunchboxes, drink bottles,or babies’ or children’sgifts? Order through Stuck On You and MCFCO will receive credits as a percentage of your spend. Credits will be used annually to purchase products or can be converted to a cash deposit for our fundraising account.
  • Customers must be logged in as an account holder and at checkout, type “Monash” in the fundraising code box, then select “Monash Community Family Cooperative” from the drop down list.
  • Existing account holders can also transfer points across to MCFCO. Login to your account and select “Transfer Points To a Fundraiser”.
  • For more information visit the website http://www.stuckonyou.com.au 

Scholastic Books

  • If you are thinking of purchasing books for either your children or as a present, keep Scholastic in mind. This publishing house directs reward points (a percentage of your spend) to MCFCO for purchasing books and or educational teaching materials.
  • There are 8 Book Club offers per year (2 per school term) and there are different Clubs to suit different age groups: Busy Bees (0-2 year olds); Wombat (3 to 5 year olds); Lucky (5 to 8 year olds) and so on.
  • You will be required to register as a customer (if you aren’t already one) on the Scholastic website (www.scholastic.com.au) and be sure to enter MCFCO details.
  • We will remind you about this when the Book Club offers are released!

Other

  • We will also look to offer interesting seminars that can be useful for our parents, regarding nutrition, child development, first aid etc. These events also function as social opportunities, because children benefit from their families interacting with their friends’ families.






Primary fundraising activities for 2017

The Centre relies on parents and Committee members to suggest and initiate social activities and events. If you have a suggestion or would like to organise an activity, please talk to our Co-ordinator Helen or send an email to the Committee of Management at committee@mcfco.org.au.