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Support Woodson Crew by making a tax deductible donation!

W.T. Woodson Crew Boosters Association, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supporting the athletes of WT Woodson High School Crew Team in Fairfax, Virginia. The team receives no financial support from the county school system and solely relies on member dues and fundraising for equipment, uniforms, coaching salaries, and all operating expenses. In 2014, two of our boats were state champs, two others medalled, and a total of five qualified for Nationals. 

Checks: may be made out to WTW Crew Boosters and mailed to WTW Crew Treasurer, PO Box 2881, Fairfax VA 22031.

Online: To use your credit card go to our secure PiggyBackr website by clicking on the piggy bank!
Contribute Online!

Current Fundraising Events
  • Merrifield Garden gift cards $25
  • Scrip - orders due 15th every month. New! 50% of rebate will credit family fundraising commitment
  • WTW Crew Boathouse Ornaments - $6, email Joan Fisher at joanmkf@aol.com to order
  • Sophisticake
  • Amazon Smile
  • Piggybakr - online donation

General Fundraising Information

For more information about service and fundraising, see the General Fundraising and Service Information page.

Merrifield Gardens Gift Cards
Get your holiday greens and decorations while raising money for WTW Crew!

The Crew team is partnering with Merrifield Garden Center to sell gift cards in $25 increments. This local business will provides 20% of each sale back to the team! With three full-service garden centers in Virginia – Merrifield, Fairfax and Gainesville – Merrifield Garden Center offers one of the largest selections of plants and gardening accessories in the entire country.

Just in time for the holidays, Merrifield offers both fresh cut and live Christmas trees as well as holiday plants and greens. Plus you don't want to miss their Christmas Shop, featuring a phenomenal array of collectible ornaments, exquisite ribbon, custom Merrifield bows, magnificent tree toppers and other holiday decorations. They also have lights, candles, potpourri and many other accessories to make your holiday complete. Rebates earned from the sale of these cards will count toward your fundraising requirement.

Encourage family and friends to purchase $25 Merrifield gift cards from your rower. Please email the fundraising chair at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com to order cards. Holiday order deadline is December 1st.

SCRIP - Gift Cards and Reloadable Cards

What could be better way to earn money for the Crew team without spending any extra money?! With Scrip, hundreds of vendor gift cards are available to you. Think of Scrip as a change in your payment method. Instead of writing a check or paying by credit card for your normal monthly purchases, simply have some of these gift cards on hand and pay for your goods with them.

How It Works:
With Scrip, you purchase gift cards or gift certificates at face value online through http://www.shopwithscrip.com (Great Lakes Scrip Center). Scrip is available for grocery stores, clothing stores, gas stations, restaurants, Amazon.com, iTunes, and hundreds of other vendors. Between 2% and 15% of your purchase price goes to the team. The discounts for each vendor are listed on http://www.shopwithscrip.com

Manyvendors (e.g., Staples, iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, etc.) offer ScripNow!, which is essentially an electronic gift card. It allows you to print your “card” instantly when you pay online with PrestoPay. Some vendors offer reloadable cards (Whole Foods, Exxon, Safeway, and Domino’s Pizza to name a few). No more waiting for us to deliver your cards to you. They are adding to these lists of vendors all the time. See the web site above for more information.

Looking to give gift cards for the holidays? Order them through us by December 1 to ensure delivery – hundreds of vendors available. Sell gift cards to friends and families for the holiday. Checks would be made out to you, and you would place the order on the scrip website.

Get Started With Scrip: It's Easy!

1. Create Account. Click on "Create Account" under "Family Sign Up" in the green box. The second page asks for the enrollment code for Woodson Crew Boosters. Contact Joan Fisher for the enrollment code. Please do not share this code with anyone outside of the Woodson Crew team. Note: if you already have an account for another fundraising organization, you will just need to add our organization. From the side navigation menu, click on "Manage Non-Profits" and then the button to "Join Another Non-Profit” using the above enrollment code.

2. Set-up Payment. We only accept Online Payment. The funds will be directly debited from the account you choose at setup. It takes up to three business days to verify your account information so go ahead and get this started right away. Click on the PrestoPay link on the left side navigation menu on the Scrip website http://www.shopwithscrip.com ) and follow the instructions. Note that there is a small convenience fee of 15 cents per order (less than the cost of a stamp to mail a check to the PO Box).

3. Place Order. Enter your order by the 15th of the month to be included in the next team order. Select the cards and quantity you want to purchase and select PrestoPay as your payment option. Make sure your PrestoPay is active before you enter your first order. Encourage family and friends to place orders through you. Note that PrestoPay payments are debited from your account right away – so if you prefer, you can wait until closer to the ordering deadline to enter your order.

4. Take Delivery. Joan Fisher will call you to arrange delivery when the cards arrive the next week.

5. Buy Goods. Start paying for your normal monthly purchases with your Scrip gift cards and certificates.

It really couldn’t be easier to raise money for Woodson Crew!

ScripNow! and Card Reloads will be processed immediately by the system, so you have access right away. You may enter these orders at any time. Don’t hesitate to contact Joan Fisher at joanmkf@aol.com if you have any questions.

Note: Scrip is a year-round fundraising program. No need to wait. Get started earning now!

Sophisticake

Got A Sweet tooth?

Grace Kim, Woodson parent and owner of Sophisticake, has partnered with our team and will donate 20% of all new orders referred by Crew family and friends. Sophisticake is a local bakery creating delectable cakes and cupcakes using organic and locally sourced ingredients for any occasion, big or small. From birthday parties to graduations to small family dinners, Sophisicake will have the perfect dessert for you. So check out the web site, www.sophisticake.org , and spread the word to family and friends.

Amazon Smile

Go to the Woodson page on Amazon Smile and link your Amazon account to WTW Crew Boosters Assoc. 501(c)(3) & a portion of purchases is donated to Crew! 

NOTE: Once your account is linked, remember to go to http://smile.amazon.com every time you shop at amazon to ensure all your purchases support Woodson Crew!


Holiday Happenings Craft Show

Thank you everyone: Crafters, Shoppers and Crew for making the 23rd Annual 
Holiday Happenings Craft Show a huge success!
See you next year!


Sponsored by W.T. Woodson Crew Boosters! 



Vendor Registration
Holiday Happenings Craft Show 

 Festive rabbit

We invite you to participate in the 24th Annual Holiday Happenings Craft Show sponsored by WTW Crew Boosters on November 5, 2016, 10 AM - 4 PM at W.T. Woodson High School. 

The Holiday Happenings Craft Show is a juried show and decisions are based on handmade origin, creativity, marketability, and quality of workmanship as evidenced by your photos. 

The committee also strives to achieve a balance between the different craft media so that we present an event that has a broad appeal to the public. 

Artisan exhibitors must be the originator/creator of the items being sold. 


This show has three unique features; there’s no admission fee for shoppers, electricity is included in the booth fee,  and best of all, student athletes are available to assist crafters with loading and unloading their supplies!

Send any questions to: woodsoncraftshow@gmail.com

Tag Days

Tag days are the best way to meet the minimum fundraising commitment. 

Student-athletes who participate in TAG Days will receive a $100 credit per rower/TAG Day shift towards their fundraising obligation for up to three (3) shifts ($300 maximum credit per rower). Parents who participate as a TAG Day driver will receive $50 credit towards their family fundraising obligation ($50 maximum credit for parents). 

We understand and appreciate that many students may have other commitments on TAG days. If this is the case, consider a double shift on another day. On TAG Days where double shifts are available, the single shift will be the morning shift. 

Double shifts arrive at 8:30 a.m. finish around 12:30 p.m. 

Single shifts arrive at 9:00 a.m. finish around 11:00 a.m. 

Questions, please contact Mary Claire Boucher directly at mcboucher@verizon.net

TAG Day Coordinator: Mary Claire Boucher, 9343 Tovito Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031 (NOTE: 12 December - Host Perry Knight - 5104 Cicero Ct Annandale)

November 14 - Single and Double shifts available 

November 21 - Single shift 

December 12 - Single and Double shifts. Note: starting location is different for this date: 5104 Cicero Ct Annandale

December 19 - Single shift 

January 9 - Single shift 

January 16 - Single and Double shifts 

LOCATION: Mary Claire Boucher's House 9343 Tovito Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031 

NOTE: 12 December 12th will be held at 5104 Cicero Ct, Annandale VA. Host Perry Knight Cell for questions or emergencies: (703)909-2640.

Important Information for Participants to Remember:
  • Arrive on time to be grouped and receive their neighborhood assignment for the day.
  • After completing the neighborhood the driver will return the athletes and money to the coordinators house.
  • If participating in a double shift bring a snack or money to get lunch.
  • TAG Days are traditionally the largest fund raising activity for the WTW Crew Program and are spread out over six weekends with door-to-door solicitations by student-athletes. 
  • We are one of the few organizations authorized the privilege of Tag Days by W.T. Woodson.
  • We are publicly representing our team and Woodson - please remind athletes to be respectful and polite during every interaction on Tag Days. Our conduct in neighborhoods is highly visible. 
  • Freshman/Novice athletes will be paired with experienced team members. 
  • Drivers will stay within sight of athletes at all times. Drivers will be responsible for the money collected. Safety is of utmost importance!
  • Please wear weather appropriate clothing and if possible WTW Crew Spirit Wear - we will have donated items to borrow.
  • TAG Days are dependent on favorable weather, good economic conditions and our traditionally friendly WTW neighborhoods. 
  • All student-athletes are required to participate in a minimum of three TAG Days. 
  • Parents are required to sign up for at least one TAG day as a driver. (Driving depends on number of athletes and actual need will be determined by the coordinator within the first hour of Tag Day.)
  • We cannot maximize this incredible fundraising opportunity without athletes and drivers. Student-athletes earn $100 towards their fundraising commitment for the year. Parents earn $50 for each Tag Day drive.