Hurray! We've met our fundraising goal!
For those of you who have already donated, thank you for your generous gift. During this second year of a Banner Project, we continue to be amazed by the outpouring of support for Sisters’ youth, which clearly shows that our community wants to nurture the potential and opportunities for these young people.
If you still want to make a contribution to honor Sisters' youth, Citizens4Community will be keeping this fundraiser open thru Wednesday, April 21st. Any contributions made above our goal of $1,350 will be maintained in a restricted fund wholly dedicated to efforts such as this that support our community's students.
Join us in again honoring and supporting the Sisters High School Senior Class!
The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to take away so much from our Sisters students. For many months, Senior Class students especially have missed out on being able to fully enjoy what should have been an exciting last year of high school.
So, the SHS 2021 Senior Banner Project—a joint effort between the high school and our Citizens4Community team—is seeking to help give some of that joy and excitement back to the seniors.
With your help, we’re hoping to recreate for this year’s Senior Class the popular banner project begun last year.
Like last year, our goal is to create more than 100 festive banners—one for each senior. Each 2x3-foot banner will prominently feature the senior’s photo plus his or her first name.
And like last year, the colorful banners will fly from downtown lampposts to show our Sisters Pride, honor our seniors and proclaim: “YOU DID IT!...You all made it through a really tough time and you have a whole community supporting and believing in you!”
Starting in mid-May, the banners will first hang at the high school as a way to honor the senior class on campus. Then, at the end of May—to help ring in Graduation Week—the banners will be hung on lampposts throughout downtown Sisters.
After graduation, the banners will come down and students will be able to keep them as gifts from you, the community.
THANK YOU, by the way, to all of you who also donated to the Senior Banner Project last year. Since last year, C4C has gotten such great feedback about the banners and how happy it made people feel seeing our local students honored like that. And it was really heartwarming seeing so many people like you—united by community—giving to the project. So, again, we tip our hats to you.
How will we fund this project?
Citizens4Community, Black Butte Ranch and local real estate agent Tim Kizziar have each contributed $500 to this year’s effort.
The total project budget is $2,850. This leaves us with an additional $1,350 that we need your help with.
Citizens4Community is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your donations are tax deductible. And any and all funds raised beyond our goal will be wholly dedicated to funding efforts that benefit Sisters Country students.
With a Ton of Gratitude...
We want to especially thank parent volunteers Jamie Vohs and Carla Mandal, along with Sisters High Teacher and Yearbook Advisor Susie Seaney and banner designer Shannon Towry, for their hard work and dedication to this project.
Also, a big thank you to:
• the City’s Public Works crew, for hanging the banners;
• the Sisters Rodeo, for giving up some of its downtown lamppost space, which is so critical to this project; and
• Vohs Custom Landscaping, for donating the all-important zip ties needed to hang the banners.
COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down for a while, but it won't stop Sisters Country from celebrating and honoring our graduating class.
We appreciate your financial support!
THANK YOU again from all of us on the 2021 Banner Project team!
(If you would prefer to send in a check for the banner fundraiser, you can mail it to: Citizens4Community, P.O. Box 2193, Sisters, OR, 97759. Please put “Banner Project” in the memo section. For more about the nonprofit C4C, see the citizens4community website .)