Because the Mayde Creek Ram Band Boosters, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, it relies heavily on fundraisers, individual donations and corporate contributions to generate its operating funds.  The organization is run and manned by volunteers; it does not have paid staff.  Our success is dependent upon the combined efforts of our many volunteers.  We have a variety of fundraising programs and hope that every parent/guardian can find one in which to volunteer.  The following sections describe our major projects.

Katy Ram Challenge Bike Ride: This event will be held in April. The Katy Ram Challenge is a recommended training ride for the BP MS150 Houston to Austin Ride.  This event is a fully supported bike ride.  Volunteers are needed to plan and organize starting early in the fall of the previous year.  A few days before the ride, volunteers will be needed to assist with additional tasks associated with putting ride packets together and registering riders.  On the day of the actual ride, we anticipate needing 100-150 volunteers to man registration, several stations and rest stops throughout the various routes available to riders.   This is our biggest fundraiser in terms of effort and financial benefit.

Friends of the Band Campaign: The purpose of the Friends of the Band Campaign is to obtain additional financial support of the Mayde Creek High School Ram Band Boosters through financial contributions from businesses, individuals and families.

A campaign letter for donation requests is available for all parents/guardians to send out.  It can be personalized with pictures of your band student.  The boosters will mail it for you or you can mail it yourself.  Feel free to make as many copies as needed to distribute to family members, employers, co-workers, your hair dresser and anyone else you can think of to ask for donations.  All donors will receive a thank you letter and recognition for their contribution.  Contributions are never too small; it all adds up.  Membership in MCHS Ram Band Boosters is automatic and there is no membership fee.  However, we do encourage all parents/guardians to become “contributing” Friends of the Band.

Grocery Card Rebates: Grocery Card Rebates are a year-round program which helps the MCHSBB raise funds while you do your grocery shopping at Randall’s.  Participation in the program costs absolutely nothing.  Information is available at all booster meetings or by visiting a Randall’s courtesy booth and requesting to have the Mayde Creek High School Ram Band Boosters code assigned to your Customer/Shopper card. Kroger, Randalls

Spirit Items: The Booster organization offers a variety of “spirit items” for sale.  By purchasing spirit items, supporters are able to “show their support” at games and every band event throughout the year. The profit from these spirit items sales goes into the organization’s operating funds. New Spirit Item form coming soon.

Car Wash: A car wash is being planned for August 18th this year at two locations: Fry Road at Saums and Hwy. 6 in the Bear Creek area. Students will bring home specific details.

Silent Auction (at the Holiday Concert)Do part of your Holiday shopping with the Band Boosters.  A variety of themed baskets, services, memorabilia, and products will be available for bidding.  Most items are donated to the boosters therefore this is a very profitable fundraiser for the organization.

Scents of Soy Candles (Sept/Oct)– This Fundraiser kicks of the day of our Band Showcase and will last 3 weeks. The kids will sell soy candles, wax melts, and warmers to friends and family just in time for the Fall. This is a very profitable fundraiser and we make 50% of the sales with no outgoing cost. There are a lot of gift card prizes available. Online ordering makes it easy to sell to relatives in all 50 states and they don’t have to wait for the fundraiser to close to get their candles etc.

As a member of the Mayde Creek Mighty Ram Band Booster organization, we need your help to ensure all fundraisers are successful.  Please join our volunteer pool today!