MSOE has partnered with Steiner Sports to offer an amazing selection of memorabilia at charity pricing. Proceeds benefit the students of MSOE, the MSOE community and, through those students, impact the world.
About This Fundraiser
In the past we have all seen fundraisers like the typical $5-$15 items that yield such a low profit that you have to sell hundreds of items just to fund anything. Hours of door to door or harassing friends and loved ones for that order form to be filled out and people just doing it out of pity or to be left alone even though they aren't really interested in the products themselves. Since we started MSOE, we have been conscious of fundraising fatigue and have been relentlessly looking for ways to raise funds without imposing on parents the endless barrage of fundraisers as seasons change.
At our last Montessori Model United Nations conference in March of 2016, we had the privilege of being introduced to Steiner Sports and their heart to give back. We decided to partner with them because of the synergy between our organizations. We both have a commitment to the value, integrity and authenticity of the products/services we offer. We both also feel that connecting with people from the heart and building relationships is of utmost importance.
Steiner Sports has become a bridge, or conduit of sorts, to bring the sports fan closer to the athlete and vice versa. It is a reciprocal opportunity because there are so many talented athletes who have a desire to give back and improve the quality of life for people around the country and the world. Steiner Sports facilitates such charity. Similarly, we at MSOE, also strive to become a conduit for providing a quality education through the Montessori philosophy to families from around the world.
By being able to offer discounted memorabilia through Steiner Sports, to people from around the world, we are also able to raise funds that will help us realize the dream of growing our school to include a farm campus, as well as other facilities for children to thrive in and help them become successful, fulfilled, interdependent, contributing members to society. Not only do we offer memorabilia, but also opportunities to create memories with the actual athletes themselves through events, because of our partnership with Steiner Sports.
Having personally visited the Steiner Sports headquarters in New Rochelle on more than one occasion, the parents and administrators at MSOE are confident that this will be a major contributing factor to the growth and development of our school, including the building and fostering of some great relationships. Matthew, our Head of School, recently got to spend some time with Barry Sanders and Archie Griffin, two Heisman Trophy winners and great men of discipline and integrity. That was an exciting day, and we look forward to collaborating with Steiner Sports to offer a great variety of products at various price points. Customers can even send in their own items to have signed or arranged into a dazzling display.
We appreciate their creativity and thinking outside the box. After all, Montessori also thought outside-the-box and refused to confine her students to desks and inundate them with tests and homework such as is typical in traditional education.
Just as Brandon Steiner says, "Playing games is serious business," so do the Montessori manipulative materials in the classroom make the child feel like he/she is playing a game, but
in actuality is engaging in serious business, developing essential skills, building knowledge, fine tuning motor skills and learning to think more and more abstractly.
Mr. Steiner himself is an amazing example of hard work and determination, leadership and commitment, much like our Head of School, who works tirelessly to keep things running smoothly. We hope you enjoy these products and appreciate the talents and hard work that makes them available, including the athletes themselves.