WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?
Direct Donations and Corporate Matching. Fall 2022. This is where you (and your relatives and friends) give money directly to the PTA to fund programs for your children. This is the BEST way to give to Meadow Heights. The Direct Donation Drive doesn’t cost the PTA, so every dollar you give goes straight towards the programs we support. And many employers will match your direct donation, potentially DOUBLING your gift.
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Online Auction. January 2023. This year's Auction will be significantly smaller than years past and will consist of Staff Experiences/Gifts, Classroom Creations and Count-Me-Ins (pursuant to parents and community members volunteering to lead and host). We have typically relied on the auction to bring in over a third of the PTA's revenue, but this year our goal for the Auction is only 8% of our revenue goal. Because of this, we'll rely much more heavily on income from the Direct Donation at the beginning of the year, and keep the Auction as primarily a fun community building virtual event with a small fundraising component.
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Grants. If your place of employment offers employee initiated grants, please consider nominating the Meadow Heights PTA. We will complete the application and partner with you to shepherd the application through. Additionally, we will be applying for grants to support our efforts to further student achievement, parent engagement and equity in our school community.
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Stampede. May, 17, 2023. The whole school gets involved in this lively event, and the kids love it. Prior to the Stampede, each student gets a web page through which to raise money for their run. On the big day, all the kids wear their Stampede shirts and run around the track, trying to set a personal record. Families stand on the sidelines, cheering on their little Mustangs as they whiz by!
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Easy $$$ Makers. Throughout the year, shop for your everyday needs with Meadow Heights in mind helps earn money for the school without costing you extra!
Same prices and selection. No cost to you. Percentage of every purchase goes to the PTA.
AmazonSmile - Visit smile.amazon.com and select Meadow Heights Elementary PTA as your charity. Remember to shop from “smile” to earn money for the school with every purchase.
eScrip - Sign up for Escrip and select Meadow Heights PTA as your charity, then register your cards to automatically earn money for the school when you shop or dine out. Many local markets (Piazzas, Lunardi’s, Draegers) and restaurants participate.
BoxTops For Education - Download the BoxTops mobile app. Scan your store receipts and earn 10¢ for every qualifying product - It adds up!
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Misc. Fundraisers. We'll be holding a handful of Dining for Dollars events throughout the year, where you can get food from a local restaurant and a portion of the proceeds will go back to the school. Save the Dates: Oct 18, Dec 6, Feb 14, Apr 5, June 6.
The Book Fair (Nov 28 - Dec 3) provides an opportunity for you to buy books for your family and your teachers, with a percentage of each sale going to Meadow Heights.
Additionally, if your family would like to host a Parent-Initiated Independent Fundraiser (last year parents hosted a bake sale, plant and art sale, and lemonade stand) and donate proceeds to the PTA, please email email@example.com
In addition to PTA fundraisers, you may be asked for other types of donations. Here’s what to expect and how they’re different from the PTA fundraisers.
- Classroom Donations. In the Fall, your Room Parent will ask if you’d like to contribute to your classroom fund, which is used to purchase class gifts for the teacher. A teacher or Room Parent may also ask parents to donate items for a class party or a classroom wish list later in the year. These are specific asks for your classroom and don’t go towards PTA-funded programs.
- Fifth Grade Promotion Fundraisers. At many social events, you may see a group of students selling food and beverages. The proceeds from these sales go towards the Fifth Grade Promotion (when they “graduate” elementary school) and not towards PTA-funded programs.
- Event-Specific Donations. Throughout the year families are sometimes solicited for food or supplies for schoolwide events. For example, can you donate a box of coffee, a dozen bagels or some brownies?
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