There's an easy way to raise money for Nia House without any cost to yourself. It's the Berkeley Bowl gift card program - or scrip, as they call it. The Bowl gives $4 to Nia House for every $100 you spend there using their gift cards. It's pretty awesome.
The way it works is that you tell me how many cards you want. Just email me (Carol Ness, Djuna's mom) at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me how many you want. Each card is $100, so you can buy one, two, three etc. Then when you shop, they work just like any gift card at checkout. You can just buy then when you need them, or set up a regular amount per month.
You can pay by check to Nia House and note "Berkeley Bowl" on the check. Or you can do bill pay from your bank. Then email me and I'll get the cards to you within a few days.
GETTING YOUR CARDS: I’ll leave them in the office. They're setting up a dedicated box for pickups.
THE 4 PERCENTS ADD UP!
Parents who have been doing this for the past couple of years have bought around $2,000 a month worth of cards. That’s $80 a month for Nia House — or almost $1,000 a year. The more the merrier!
SO THE BOWL JUST GIVES US MONEY?
Yes! It’s the store’s way of giving back to non-profits in the community - schools, churches, etc.
Just email me or flag me down at school. email@example.com