Family Giving Campaign
We need EVERY family’s help to keep CLIC thriving!
The donations you make bridge the gap between the government funds that our school receives and the actual cost to operate our amazing school and provide everything we love about CLIC for our children. All donations are tax deductible.
The money raised pays for our smaller class sizes, our talented art/music/physical education teachers, teacher assistants and paraprofessionals; bilingual education materials; school supplies/games/books; tech equipment; cleaning supplies; mortgage for our modern campus; utilities; and other budgeted items.
In the 2020-21 school year, money raised will also go towards costs to facilitate distance learning and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: increased tech supplies and software licenses, additional training for teachers and staff, PPE and cleaning/disinfecting supplies, and more.
Because we come together as a community every year to successfully raise money during the Family Giving Campaign and the uncertainty of being able to hold other fundraising events during the pandemic, we need every family to give. If you are able, please consider increasing your donation to cover families who may have lost income due to the pandemic.
Check with your employer’s HR department – may companies match donations and can double or triple your donation. Scroll down for more information.
Ready to donate?
For credit or debit card, select an option below, click the button and follow the steps. To save CLIC the 3% credit card transaction fee, you can mail us a check (info below).
Prefer to pay by check?
Great! Mail it in or drop off in the main office, along with the completed form (see buttons below for form). Address your check to:
City Language Immersion Charter
Attn: Gaby Zuñiga
4001 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
What about cash?
We’ll take it! Please DO NOT mail cash. Instead, drop it off in a sealed envelop in the main office. Include the below forms so we know it is for the Family Giving Campaign and from you, so we can send you a receipt.
How much should I give?
Below we have some suggested guidelines, but whether you are able to give more than suggested, or less, please know that every donation counts!
We understand that everyone’s ability to give is not the same. It takes a village to keep a community going. One of the deeply rooted values at CLIC is our socio-economic diversity and we thank you for all the ways you enrich us, including whatever amount you can give.
Please give what feels meaningful and works for your family’s budget. In the past, annual donation have ranged from $10 to $12,000. Last year the average was $645.
Some families give 1-2 months of what they previously paid their former preschool/daycare as their annual donation. Spread it out over monthly payments or give in a lump sum- it’s up to you!
Another way to think about how much might work for your family’s budget:
Want to possibly double (or even triple!) your donation to CLIC? Ask your employer if they participate in gift matching- many large companies and corporations do.
Why is the Family Giving Campaign so important?
The Family Giving Campaign is our biggest and most important fundraiser of the school year.
Why? Our donations are how we raise most of the funds that help keep possible everything we and our kids love about CLIC. The FGC aims to raise $200,000 of the overall $225,000 annual fundraising goal.
Everything CLIC has planned for this year assumes we reach the overall $225,000 goal. If we fall short of our budgeted amount, we may have to cut some of the programs or reduce specialized stuff during the year; every dollar counts!
We are striving for 100% participation from our CLIC familia to reach our family giving goal. No amount is too small. All amounts are kept confidential. All donations made to CLIC are 100% tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.