The JA BizTown Philanthropy Center teaches students about the importance of giving back to our community. Students choose to support one of three nonprofits – Good Karma Dog Rescue, Cheerful Givers, or Feed My Starving Children. Employees research and promote the chosen nonprofit’s mission, solicit donations, write grant proposals, and complete a service project.
- Obtains bank loan.
- Signs Rental Agreement for business space.
- Supervises employees and oversees business operations.
- Signs all business payroll and expense checks.
- Prepares and gives speeches at Town Meetings.
- Work with business CEO’s to determine participation collects business donations.
- Director sets the fundraising goal after Mayor determines the population count.
- Inputs employee payroll information.
- Prints and distributes employee payroll checks.
- Prints and distributes business expense checks.
- Keeps all records of business expenses and payments.
- Makes business deposits at Bank.
- Signs business checks if Executive Director is not available.
- Works with the team to select a non-profit to support.
- Purchases the kit and supplies from the Supply and Delivery Center.
- Sets up an attractive display area to promote non-profit.
- Collects philanthropy donations from individuals.
- Leads philanthropy project of the day.
- Reports total citizen philanthropy at the Closing Town Meeting.
- Works with the Philanthropy Team to select a non-profit to support.
- Research the non-profit’s mission, goals, and impact.
- Director writes a Grant Application to a local foundation.
- Determines a method of evaluating the Philanthropy Center’s work for end of day reporting.
- Assists the Program Manager with the collection of private citizen donations.
Good Karma Dog Rescue – works through volunteer and foster families to find “forever homes” for dogs. Students create a polar fleece tie blanket for a Good Karma dog as their service project.
Cheerful Givers – provides toy-filled birthday gift bags to food shelves and shelters so that parents living in poverty can give their child a birthday gift. Students create a gift bag as their service project.
Feed My Starving Children – provides nutritionally complete meals for starving, malnourished and hungry people throughout the world. Students create greeting cards that are placed in food boxes.