Why do we need to raise funds?
State and city school budgets cover the minimal required needs of our students. Your donation helps support programs and expenses that the PTA pays for that are not covered by taxes through the NYC Department of Education. PTAs are parent-led organizations that can provide fast and flexible funding to critical programs including funding for a recess partner. This is especially important in the wake of drastic budget cuts to public schools.
What, specifically, does my donation pay for?
The money from your donation goes toward many things like:
How much should I donate?
That is a personal decision dependent on your family’s financial situation. All donation sizes are appreciated and work toward our school-wide goal of 100% participation. Contributing to this Giving Tuesday Campaign is a great way to help sustain the programs the PTA is able to pay for.
How do I donate?
What are our goals?
If we are able to raise $900 per child, this annual raise of $321,300 would allow our school to be on par with some of the other comparable schools in Brooklyn. (Some schools raise over $1 million!) We know that this is a lofty goal, and that’s why we have broken it down to start for Giving Tuesday.
Between now and Tuesday, November 28th, we have a goal of $15,000. We believe that with your help and our matching offers through family companies/ employers, this is possible. These funds would be immediately utilized for securing our recess enhancement partner.
How does employee matching work?
At The Brooklyn Brownstone School PTA, we're dedicated to fostering community and helping fundraise in ways that benefit students at our school. An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax deductible component of your membership) to our organization.
If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support.
For Giving Tuesday, we have a matching partner for up to $7500 raised, so if your company doesn’t match, this is an ideal time to donate and still double your impact!