La Mariposa Volunteers Give $405,801 in Hours

image002From the bottom of our hearts…and the top of our hearts, too!

In the 2012-2013 school year, the La Mariposa PTA recorded 16,396 hours.  Based on the latest figures from the California Value of a Volunteer hours is $24.75 (5th in the nation).  The monetary value for our volunteer hours this year is $405,801.  Keep in mind our volunteers are artists, doctors, lawyers, executives, musicians, writers, engineers, scientists, IT people, and more.

To put this into perspective, 16,396 hours and $405,801 equates to:

  • About 410 volunteer hours a week or 82 hours a school day.
  • About 24 hours or $600 per student
  • About 10 full time employees
  • A little more than a 2012 Lamborghini
  • About 7 teachers
  • About 15 teacher assistants
  • The salary of the President of the United States
  • About 13 administrative assistants
  • 19 pounds of gold

…and finally what auctioneers expected to get for Michael Jackson’s Thriller Jacket…

Which brings up another point–Michael Jackson’s Thriller Jacket actually fetched 1.8 million dollars.  It just goes to show, you never know what something is really worth and we think our volunteers are priceless!


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