The Direct Giving Campaign

DonateToday(March 15-30, 2018) The 2018 DIRECT GIVE – Happening NOW! The campaign runs only two short weeks this year so be sure to make your donations today!




Calendar of events: Print your copy here


Thurs, March 15th Donation website up and running!

Start turning in those red envelopes!


Fri, March 16th Bake Sale 

North Playground right after school

GIVE us your red envelope, then

GET a free treat!

If you do not have your red envelope to turn in, please purchase treats for $1.00.

Mon, March 19th $$ Matching Monday #1 $$

Online donations made on this day will be doubled, thanks to the generosity of a Laurelhurst family!
Make your dollar go further and let’s max out this amazing contribution!

Wed, March 21st Grandparent Give Day

Who would like to support PTA enrichment at Laurelhurst more than our own Grandparents?

We’ll send you the email, all you have to do is cut, paste, and email the note to your kids’ grandparents explaining Direct Give and providing an easy click donation link.

Let’s all do this together and it could be one of our biggest donation days!

Mon, March 26th $$ Matching Monday #2 $$ Did you miss last Monday? A second chance to get the most bang for your buck!
Wed, March 28th Neighbors Care Too Day Did your next door neighbors’ kids attend Laurelhurst a long time ago? Are your neighbors really cool, and they understand the value of making their neighborhood elementary school top notch with amazing enrichment offerings?

Cut, paste and send today’s email blast to neighbors who would enjoy this simple way to contribute to our neighborhood public school.

Fri, March 3oth That’s it! Final Day to turn in donations.



Direct Give – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Direct Give?

The Direct Giving Campaign is an annual appeal for funds. It’s an easy, no hassle way to donate directly to Laurelhurst Elementary. 100% of contributions go directly to our kids and teachers!

Didn’t the PTA just hold an auction a few months ago? Why do we need another ask for funds?

Direct Give is one of our major fundraising efforts for the Laurelhurst PTA. Although we had a successful auction, we still need to raise more money to maintain the staffing and programs that the PTA funds at Laurelhurst. Fundraising is the only way we can continue to provide enrichment programs, materials and staff support for our kids and teachers. Unfortunately, public funding is not sufficient to meet all the staffing and program needs for our school. In fact, the PTA has been asked to help fund instructional staff for the 2018-2019 school year that the district will not be able to support at the current level. We need to end the year with a strong fundraising push to continue to provide the staff, programs and enrichment that make Laurelhurst Elementary a special place to learn and grow.

What does my contribution support?

PTA funds have a huge impact at Laurelhurst Elementary. The PTA invested $940 per student for the 2017-2018 school year. These funds support essential programs, staff and enrichment opportunities at our school including: reading and math tutors, music and visual arts programs, science and literacy enrichment, instructional and administrative staff not fully funded by the school district, field trips and much more. How much should I give? We have a goal of raising $45,000 or 20% of funds needed to support the programs, staff and enrichment delivered by the Laurelhurst PTA. Whether you can give $20 or $2,000, every dollar is appreciated and very much needed! Are my gifts tax deductible? The Laurelhurst PTA is a registered non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 911093520.

What about corporate matching?

Please submit corporate matching forms if your employer matches charitable giving to double your contribution!

Thank you for supporting the 2018 Laurelhurst Elementary PTA Direct Give!

Questions? Email: [email protected]