Welcome to fundraising! The PAOC Board is constantly looking for ways to supplement our budget thru fundraising efforts that take place throughout the year. While RISD supports the primary functions of the orchestra program, a large portion of our operating expenses comes from annual fees as well as fundraising efforts. All monies raised are used for needed items and programs that directly impact each and every student in orchestra.

There are 2 types of fundraising efforts that we provide: ones that benefit the organization as a whole, and ones that directly impact student ledgers.

PAOC fundraising efforts take place throughout the year. We try to focus on our events to be meaningful with a clear outcome and a desired goal. Monies raised are used for such things as clinics, recordings, scholarships, instrument rentals, trip expenses, end-of-year banquet and much more!

Student Ledger fundraising provide an opportunity for students to raise funds to cover their fees and annual trip expenses.


Do you shop at Kroger? The JJ Pearce Orchestra (Pearce Area Orchestra Club) is now registered to be linked to your Kroger rewards! Simply follow the steps below to help give back to the PAOC with your Kroger card.

You must re-enroll your card every year!

Go to to re-enroll and keep giving back to PAOC.

How to Register a Digital Account

Simply visit or download the Kroger mobile application from the appropriate app store for your device and follow these directions.

  1. Select the ‘Register’ button.
  2. Enter your information.
  3. Select ‘Create Account’.

Please make sure that you add your card number or create a virtual card number while registering your Digital Account. This is required for the Community Rewards program so that your transactions apply towards the program.

Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple updating the Community Rewards selection on your Digital Account. ***If you have a digital account, start here!!***

  • Sign into your Digital Account at
  • Select ‘My Account’.
  • Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section of your account page.
  • Select ‘Enroll Now’ or ‘Edit’.
  • Enter the name or NPO number of the organization that you wish to support. Our NPO number is 60243
  • Select the appropriate organization from the list and click on ‘Save’.

Your selected organization will now display in the Community Rewards section of your account page.

Any transactions moving forward using the card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program.

It takes approximately 10 days for the Community Rewards total to begin displaying on your receipt.

Important Note:

You must present your Kroger Plus Card or provide your Alternate ID (you set up on digital account) at the register during the transaction in order for it to count towards the program. You will be asked every August to renew your organization, follow the directions in the email Kroger sends.

Restaurant Night Out
Check this space for restaurant night, where you can go eat and earn money for the Orchestra at the same time!

Sweets and Strings
Dessert and an auction for our winter concert. Always a great concert and fundraiser!

Mum Store
Work at the mum store, make sure you sign in with “JJ Pearce Orchestra”, and we earn money. It’s that simple!

Wish List
Help the directors buy specific items for the orchestra.

Have a fundraising idea? Let us know!


SCRIP is a popular “shopping cart fundraiser” where you purchase gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash for everyday purchases that you would make anyway. With every purchase, you earn revenue towards your student’s ledger! It’s that easy!

To join Shop with Scrip
1) Go to
2) Go to the “Register” box on the top right.
3) Go to the “join a Scrip Program” box.
4) We can’t post the Pearce code online, so if you still need to register, let us know and we will give you the code.
6) Follow the registration instructions.

Questions? Contact Karen Vaughn.

chocolateBy participating in this optional activity, you may earn scholarship credit towards your/your child’s ledger and offset fees and/or trip costs. Here is an overview of how it works:

Check out a box(es)–up to two may be out at a time–BEFORE or AFTER school (you’ll see the chocolate show up on your ledger)
Sell the bars inside for $1/each–NEVER in school (prohibited by State Law)
Turn in the money to the orchestra safe (NO COINS)
The treasurer receives your payment, the chocolate cost is removed and the scholarship amount is applied ($30/box)
Repeat above steps as many times as you like. There is no due date; we sell until the product is gone.
We will go over the specifics in class but here are a few other things to remember:

Cash/check (to PAOC) only accepted as payment for chocolate
NO coins ever please; the bank charges us to deposit change.
If chocolate is lost/stolen you still owe the value of the box ($30) to PAOC so be vigilant!
Be sure to put your name on your deposit envelope!
Never sell during the school day–this is prohibited by state law.
You MAY sell to adults at any time and you should take your chocolate with you everywhere, including outside school and church events.
If you still have questions please let Mrs. Livings or Ms. Teske-Gallman know. Happy selling!