Beginning, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, #GivingTuesday, the Global Day of Giving, Friends of Wilbur is kicking off a 14 day giving campaign for our shade structure improvement for Wilbur Charter School! This Shade Structure is being fully funded by Friends of Wilbur at a cost of over $98,000, and we are about 90 days away from having the shade structure installed and enjoyed by all of the children at Wilbur Charter. This campaign is called #14days4shade, #GivingShadeDay #GetShadeonWilbur!

We are asking each student to reach out to at least 10 friends or family members during this #14days4shade Pledge Drive and ask if they would give up one simple pleasure, such as their Starbucks coffee, and instead, donate $5 or more to the #14days4shade pledge drive!

Students will be REWARDED for their EFFORTS!!

For every student that raises at least $1 by 12/11/17, they will participate in a special popsicle party on 12/13 during recess at school!
For every student that raises $50 or more by 12/11/17, they will participate in a special event at school on 12/13-12/14 (more details to come and we promise it will be nothing like you have ever seen before and not to be missed)!
All students that raise over $100 by 12/11/17 will be entered into a special raffle with a chance to win a gift card to Toys-R-Us, Amazon, or Target!

Please click on the link below and share with your family and friends over the next 14 days as we come together, as a community, to shade the children of Wilbur Charter with shade.

This special project is near and dear to all of our hearts – and we thank you for you for your support! The current, and future generations of Wilbur students are grateful for your contribution!

Friends of Wilbur

This is our 40′ x 60″ shade structure coming soon to Wilbur Charter, thanks to your support!

“I Heart Wilbur” Pledge Drive 2017-2018

EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR contributed to the “I Heart Wilbur” Annual Fund pays 100% for the following programs: P.E., Art, Music, Computers, Health, our aftercare program, full time healthcare aide, field trip buses, drop off aides, classroom aides, school beautification, and SO much more!!

LAUSD has made tremendous budget cuts and are making booster club fundraising more and more difficult, so this year, more than ever, it is essential that Friends of Wilbur is successful with our “I Heart Wilbur” Pledge Drive. Our goal is to raise $150,000, which is just under half of what is needed to run all the Friends of Wilbur programs at Wilbur Charter School. We are striving for 100% participation from all our families and we need YOUR help to achieve this goal. We ask that every family give what they are able. The more we raise, the more we are able to offer our children. Imagine what we could do if every family gave what they could?

“Full annual fund donations” are $600 for families with one child enrolled at Wilbur, $1,000 for families with two children enrolled at Wilbur or $1,200 for families with three or more children enrolled at Wilbur. All “full annual fund donations” will receive a custom “I Heart Wilbur” family banner on the Wilbur Fence AND if you make your full donation prior to October 1, 2017, you will receive a customized pencil pole with your child(ren)’s name(s) on the Wilbur campus.


We have made it easier than ever to customize giving in a way that is best for your family with easy installment plans of your choosing. You can make your “full annual fund donation” over the course of the school year and still get your family banner and if you make your first installment of your “full donation” prior to October 1, 2017, you will also get a customized pencil pole. If you would like to sign up for an installment plan, please click here for a donation form or click the “DONATE NOW” link below to donate now.


With Gratitude,
~Friends of Wilbur




Wilbur Charter for Enriched Academics is proud to be recognized as one of the best schools in Los Angeles, and we will continue to thrive due to your support. Wilbur’s goal is to provide the highest quality of education possible to its students.




Many schools have “PTA’s” and many schools have a “Parents Association”.  Friends of Wilbur (also known as “FOW”) is the name of our Parents Association and it’s the non-profit organization that supports Wilbur.  In times of LAUSD’s budget cuts, Friends of Wilbur’s efforts and financial support are more important than ever.  Friends of Wilbur is run completely by parent volunteers.  Your parent involvement and support is vital to Wilbur’s success from year to year.  We encourage you to participate in Friends of Wilbur meetings, activities and events.





Friends of Wilbur pays 100% for the programs below.  Can you imagine your school without a P.E program?  Without a Computer, Music or Art program?  Below is a list of the programs at Wilbur that are paid for by Friends of Wilbur.  Without your donations, these programs would not be offered to your children.


  • Health Teacher
  • Computer Lab & Teacher
  • P.E. Instruction & Program
  • Music Teacher
  • Art Teacher
  • Full Time Health Care Aide
  • In-Classroom Aides
  • Classroom Supplies and Copy Center
  • Enrichment Classes
  • Before and After School Day Care
  • School Beautification
  • Field Trip Buses and Assemblies


Please continue to help build one of the best schools in Los Angeles. Your continued support is a large part of our success and one of the reasons that people want to send their children to Wilbur.


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