SHADE4SCHOOLS Fundraising program, provides your children with an innovative and creative method of raising funds to provide much needed shade structures and sports shade canopies for outdoor areas , while educating children on sun protection.
Shade4Schools program will enable your PTA/PTO to make a DIFFERENCE, by providing much needed shade structures and help protect school children by being sun safe. By using Shade4Schools fundraising program you will have increased collaboration from parents, family members, friends and close neighbors as they raise funds to cover school playground equipment.
Our program, exclusively designed for funding for shade structures for playground and sports equipment, attracts strong parental involvement, and the nature of the program, being a skin cancer prevention drive will solicit a different level of approach, letting parents solicit support from co-workers thus avoiding the need for door-to-door sales. Funding for playground equipment and playground cover and playground protection has become a priority on PTA/PTO agenda’s nationwide.
Shade4Schools Fundraising ideas for playground shade allows maximum parent-student collaboration and will:
- Enrich your school environment by creating more recreational shade areas
- Raise student awareness of need for sun protection and need for playground shade
- Promote your schools’ skin cancer prevention policies with shaded school playgrounds
- Empower your children with education of sun protection to prevent sun damage and reduce skin cancer and in turn will become educators to their family and wider community
- Give students a sense of self esteem and ownership by acquiring funding for playground equipment shade structures
- Give a tangible reward to their efforts of playground covers as the fundraiser template raises funds per square foot of shade to cover playground equipment and other outdoor areas– fundraising dollars pay direct to purchase of structure with no in between product financing
- Foster more active parental participation through sun protection awareness for shaded playgrounds
- Become a model school in your entire community on sun safety as your school sets the standard with sourcing funding for playground equipment covers for public schools.
Shade4Schools mission is to provide shade structures for schools. We have spent the last decade providing PTA’s, Teachers, Parents with information on how to raise money for shade structures for schools.
We believe that every child has right to play outside without risk of development the harmful effects of the suns rays and in some cases heat exhaustion.
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Playground safety is a major concern to parents and care givers, and shade structures provide a vital component of care for today’s playgrounds and schools and more PTA’s are looking at shade for school fundraisers. Sun shades in schools provide protection allowing your children to play outdoors longer. Shade for school playgrounds are vital as they encourage physical exercise and health, fresh air stimulating children’s minds and allows better concentration in the classroom. Provide shade structures for your school and see increased concentration and happier children in your facility.
Shade structures over your outdoor communal areas will increase sun shading for schools, and enhance your school property and provide excellent shaded recreational areas for your students as they congregate between classes and at meal times. Playground shade structures are manufactured with uv stabilized polyethylene which is porous and allows hot air to escape, and can be used for various playground shade coverings. We offer different sun shades for schools, from shade structures for playgrounds, shade sails for playgrounds. The porous nature of our shade netting has shown the ability to reduce temperatures by 15 degrees cooler than conventional steel roofs, giving you further advantage for using these shade structures on your school campus.
Shade over benches and tables provide attractive areas for students to rest and have their lunch. These areas would not be used if there was no shade and would be wasted areas on your campus. The more students use the outdoor facilities the better their concentration in the classroom and more productive their days. Provide shade structures to maximize your students’ attendance at school and protect your children from harmful sun’s rays which increase the risk of skin cancer.
Shade sails for playgrounds, attractive and stylish, but this is not the only feature of this wonderful feature over the playground as they also offer playground cover from sun. Shade sails are manufactured from uv stabilized polyethylene which gives 95% uv protection from the sun for children playing underneath. These shade sails are easy to install, have a 10 year warranty on the shade netting and 20 year warranty for the steel structure. Our sturdy strong shade structures reduce maintenance and vandalism adding more benefits from these beautiful shade covers all year round.
It is estimated that by 2010 melanoma rates in the United States will be 1 in every 50 Americans. These alarming facts call us to respond by providing adequate shade for our young children today. A child gets four times more sunlight than an adult and since they spend the majority of the time at school, shade is a vital component of a school environment to increase their health and safety. Playground canopies are one of the ways that we can use to protect children at school, as well as educating them on sun safe behavior.
Shaded playground equipment is usually installed in areas where there is little or no shade, which provides very little shade relief to our young children. By providing shade structures for playground areas we can change sun protection measures at schools and help to reduce the risk of skin cancer in their adulthood.
Outdoor shade for classrooms are stimulating and fun and increase student’s concentration. Schools are using our shade structures to create these comfortable outdoor classroom areas to allow children to be outdoors in the fresh air and experience more interaction. Shade structures provide the relief and additional classrooms for students in crowded classrooms. This area can also be used for students to congregate at break times and recess.
Shade structures can be used at any area of your school campus, whether it is for the playground areas, communal areas, teachers smoking areas, basketball courts or bleachers, shade structures may be used for loading areas, or any other areas where shade is required.
Shade structures in the shape of triangles are useful for tight restricted areas where it might be difficult to install a rectangular or square shaped shade structure. Outdoor areas benefit greatly by being shaded and allow your students to use patio or court areas more frequently throughout the year.