PTA / PTO Fundraising Program
When we founded Martial Arts for Life in 2005, we made a decision to build a strong relationship with the local community. We chose to make it a priority to donate our time and resources to make a positive impact on local schools, organizations and the community at large. We are big believers in the precept of "right livelihood." This means that what we do for a living should also benefit our community.
Our goal is to build a partnership between local PTA / PTO's and our martial arts academy. Our ultimate goal is to increase safety and awareness within the school district, and in the process raises hundreds, even thousands of dollars for the local parent / teacher groups.
Here is how our fundraising program works:
We offer a 4 week program that incorporates character development, conflict avoidance, and child safety. The program is based in martial arts, but puts strong emphasis on building confidence, focus, and respect. The mechanics of the program are pretty simple. Parents pay $75 for the four week program and every penny goes to the PTA or PTO. We provide the training and everything they need to participate at our facility. The parent / teacher group gets all the money and the students come back with a very positive attitude. Sometimes parents choose to enroll students in our regular programs, which is ultimately how we benefit from this program.
How much money can be raised for your PTA or PTO?
Number of students participating
Please contact us at (908) 464 - 2836 if you would like to partner with us to raise funds for your PTA or PTO.
In the local community...
NJ Sharing Network Foundation
Headquartered in New Providence NJ, the NJ Sharing Network Foundation is committed to increasing the number of lives saved through education, research, and awareness about the benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Since 2012, Team Martial Arts for Life has raised over $56,000 for the foundation through fundraising & participation in their annual 5k held in New Providence.
Our co-owner Michelle Brugger has been the President of the New Providence Business & Professionals Association (NPBPA) since 2011. The NPBPA plans, operates, and provides funding for great events such as the New Providence Street Fair, Farmer’s Market, Downtown Trick-or-Treat event, Christmas Walk & Summer concert series. She is also a board member of the Downtown Improvement District.
Proclamation from Borough Council
Martial Arts for Life for life was honored to receive a proclamation from the Mayor and the Borough Council of New Providence recognizing our positive impact on the local community
What is covered in the Skills for School Program at Martial Arts for Life?
Character Training / Development
- Good Attitude: Teaches benefits of having the right attitude for success.
- Good Habits: Teaches practical ways to to develop self-discipline, responsibility and focus.
- Good Self-Control: Teaches practical ways to control and channel emotions.
- Good Manners: Emphasizes the benefits of courtesy and respect.
School Safe / Street Safe
- ABC's of Conflict Avoidance: Primarily teaches avoidance strategies.
- Stranger Alert: Teaches how to identify a lure and what to do.
- Five Rules of Personal Safety: Teaches what to do when confronted and how to resolve the situation peacefully.
- Trust Your Intuition: Teaches practical techniques to fine tune awareness.
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We work hard to make this fundraiser a success!
Community Forum Posts
We use our social media accounts to spread awareness on the local community forums.
E-mail Marketing Campaign
We leverage our existing e-mail lists to create a buzz and spread the word in the local community!
1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ
In The Village Shopping Center (Starbucks / ACME)
(908) 464 - 2836