Raising Funds and Building Community

Fundraising at FCS helps keep tuition lower than it would otherwise be, and within reach of as many families as possible. Our fundraising events also bring our families and larger community together.  Events are coordinated by the FCS Advancement Office.  If you have an idea for a fundraising event or project, please contact Christine at christine@friendscommunityschool.org.

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  • Fall Fair

    Fall Fair was a beautiful event and a great success!
    Thanks to everyone who contributed their time and talents to this fun community event: the student-run booths featuring traditional games, a groaning board at the Friends Cafe; the facepainting and mehendi; the toy and book sale; beautiful pumpkins, apples, and more at the seasonal items booth; the mini train on the field; the castle-bounce; FCS T-shirts and mugs; the Diversity Committee booth with handcrafts; the pumpkin drop tickets; the band The Grandsons who played great music for hours; and Buck's Dough bread and Lula Roe clothing vendors from our community. All organized by parent volunteers of the Parent Association (PA). Funds raised are directed by the PA to support different areas of the school. Thank you Parent Association! 
  • Spring Auction

    The Spring Auction Gala 2017 will be held on April 29, 2017 at the Riggs Alumni Center on the UMD campus from 6pm - 10pm.  

    The Spring Gala Auction gives parents, alumni, and friends of the school a chance to socialize together while raising funds for a worthy cause--the Blackburn Financial Aid Fund. An adults-only evening, the Auction features silent and live auction items, dinner, and live music and entertainment. On-site childcare is provided for a nominal fee, and features the traditional “Pajama Movie Night."  

    To preview the Auction items available this year, learn about sponsorships, and see details about the event, click here.
  • FCS Fun Run

    The FCS Fun Run gets kids moving with a lap race, tug-of-war, three-legged race, sack race, and more, to benefit the Annual Giving Fund.  Fun Run is FUN!

Rewards & Rebates

Anyone can sign up to generate rebates for FCS!  By linking your account to FCS, these stores will contribute a percentage of the total you spend to the school.

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  • Amazon Smile

    Same products, same prices, and a percentage to FCS, at no cost to you!  Go to smile.amazon.com and put in the school number 52-2102196 to link your account to FCS.  

    Just want a quick click? Use this link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2102196.
  • Giant

    Visit Giant.com/aplus/register/ to designate FCS (#00599) to benefit when you shop at Giant. 

    Can’t find your Giant card? Call 1-877-275-2758 and Giant will look it up and register you.
  • Safeway & Other Stores

    Escrip (Group ID: 6505952) is a single sign-up for designating FCS to receive a percentage when you use your Safeway card, and for any credit or debit cards you link to the escrip programs.  

    Many stores participate in this program, and you don't have to keep track of which ones--rebates accrue automatically. How great is that?!  Sign up here!

FCS Advancement

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Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
301-441-2100