RED ENVELOPES ARE GOING HOME IN KID MAIL ON MONDAY THE 13TH.
Calendar of events:
|Wed, March 15th||Donation website up and running!
Start turning in those red envelopes!
|Fri, March 17th||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 20th||$$ Matching Monday #1 $$
Online donations made on this day will be doubled, thanks to the generosity of a Laurelhurst family!
|Wed, March 22rd||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 27th||$$ Matching Monday #2 $$ Did you miss last Monday? A second chance to get the most bang for your buck!|
|Wed, March 29th||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 31st||That’s it! Final Day to turn in donations.|
The Direct Giving Campaign is an easy, no hassle way to donate directly to Laurelhurst. 100% of contributions go directly to our kids. No volunteer hours, no volunteer effort.
No Cut to a Vendor
100% Tax Deductible
Your Child Benefits
Your Dollars Stay at Laurelhurst
We’ve done away with the smaller fundraisers that required hours of volunteer time and saw 50%+ of our profits go to outside vendors. With the Direct Give Campaign, 100% of your donated dollars stay at Laurelhurst to benefit your child. . Every dollar counts. We are hoping for 100% participation to send a strong message of support to our staff, students and teachers.
Why Direct Giving?
It’s simple, efficient and direct. The Direct Give Campaign replaces several fundraisers done in the past which required volunteer time and effort and resulted in the school receiving at best 50% of the money brought in. Every dollar the Laurelhurst PTA receives through the Direct Give Campaign stays at the school, to enrich your child’s learning experience, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.
Your donations to the PTA benefit every child in our school. They fund our Reading Specialist and Sound Partners tutors, our math tutors, art and music programs, the Science Fair and classroom science activities. Your donations also help teachers buy classroom supplies, develop advanced learning curriculum, and much more. This all adds up to about $750 per student.
How much does the PTA hope to raise?
We’d like to raise as much of the annual budget as possible through the Direct Give Campaign, because your dollars go farther with this kind of giving. The goal for 2015 is to raise 15% of our annual PTA budget through Direct Give.
Can my gift to the school be matched?
Absolutely! The Laurelhurst PTA is a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization. Our charity name is “Laurelhurst PTA” and our Tax ID number is 911093520. Your employer’s Human Resources Department will have the necessary forms.
Questions? Email: [email protected]