Garfield parents raffling electric car to raise funds for ‘High School and Beyond’ center

We’ve shown you that this area has a longtime connection to electric vehicles. And we’ve shown you where some of the earliest charging stations were installed in the neighborhood. Here’s your chance to win one of those newfangled autos AND a free charging station AND help out those help-worthy kids at a public high school attended by many a Capitol Hill teen.

We’re not the biggest fans of the growing dependence of the public sector on private giving and we don’t know what they’ll do if an apartment dweller wins but what happens in Olympia ain’t the Garfield Bulldogs’ fault (and they’ve done their part to bring attention to it).

Take it away mom Christine:

Garfield High School here in Seattle, where my children are enrolled, has lost their college advising staff due to budget cuts. In response, they are trying to raise money via a NISSAN LEAF car sale. I am trying to get the word out. I’ve included a link to the school site
http://garfieldauction.blogspot.com/p/enter-to-win-nissan-leaf.html The Call to Action: Enter to Win a Nissan Leaf


What is the car? It’s a new 2012 Nissan Leaf LV Electric Car, from Stadium Nissan.

What about the charger? Winner is eligible for a free charging station, to be installed at their house. 

What about taxes? There is no sales or use tax, thanks to state legislation! The car must be declared as income on the winner’s 2012 tax return; HOWEVER, the new Leaf owner also receives a $7500 federal income tax credit.

What are the odds of winning? 1 in 750

What is the ticket price? $100 each

Why the special raffle? Continuing drastic state budget cuts have all but eliminated career and college counseling services at Garfield. For the last two years, Garfield has had no college and career center whatsoever. The PTSA is working together with Garfield’s principal and the counseling office to open a “High School and Beyond” center that will aim to creatively use community resources as well as paid staff to meet the wide-ranging needs of Garfield’s students. 

How can I buy a ticket? Three ways: (1) Contact Eric Downs at kfedsea@earthlink.net, or Phil Sherburne at phil-sherburne@msn.com(they are running this part of the fundraising effort for the school—I have spoken to them and the school personally). (2) Watch for updates on this website about times and locations for viewing the car and purchasing tickets. (3) I will also be happy to collect for the tickets and deliver them to you. Just drop me a note. 

When/where will the winning ticket be drawn? At Garfield’s “Raise the Woof” all-school auction on March 31, at the UW Tower. You need not be present to win. You are welcome to register to attend HERE.

Thank you for your support! If you can think of anyone that might be interested, please feel free to share this message.


http://garfieldauction.blogspot.com/p/enter-to-win-nissan-leaf.html

4 thoughts on “Garfield parents raffling electric car to raise funds for ‘High School and Beyond’ center

  1. I am 27 and have never driven an automobile, never even learned. I think I’ll enter the raffle, who knows maybe they can make a driver out of me.

    It’s getting kind of expensive to get Ikea & Home Depot stuff delivered. And the planets have to align just right fore me to finagle a trip to Costco.

  2. Thanks for your support Jen. We are getting close to our goal of 750 tickets sold but we need help from our CD neighbors. Several of you on 24th Avenue have come through (many thanks!), now we need more of you CD news readers to show your love for Garfield High School. E-mail me if you can help by buying a ticket. kfedsea@earthlink.net
    Thanks,
    Eric

  3. I don’t think they go over 45mph, so not on the freeway. Correct me if I’m wrong!