P.S. 118 Annual Fund (2020 – 2021 Direct Appeal)
Like many public schools, P.S. 118 relies on families and friends to supplement federal, state, and city funding. Our Annual Fund is P.S. 118’s biggest fundraiser. It makes it possible for the school to provide arts enrichment, additional staff in classrooms, teacher training, and other enhancements to our children’s education that help make P.S. 118 one of the best elementary schools in Brooklyn. This year, our school needs your help more than ever. Amid the ongoing pandemic, student enrollment has dropped significantly. When that happens, so does public funding for our school. After speaking with Principal Garraway about the current budget crunch, it’s clear to us that we must continue to raise money in support of the school’s mission.
Already this year, your generosity has allowed us to provide critical health and safety enhancements, including new thermometers and medical-grade air-filtration systems in every classroom. We’ve also invested in technology, providing online access for all students to the math enrichment program Zearn and ordering new document-mirror cameras to help with remote learning.
We all hope to return to full-time, in-person schooling as soon as it is safely and logistically possible. When that time comes, we want to ensure that our school is fully funded, with all the important programs that our children have enjoyed in the past.
To continue to provide many awesome aspects of school that your children have come to expect and love, we need to raise $150,000
by June 30, 2021
. We ask you to give as generously as you can, whether that is $5, $50, $500, or even $5,000. Please know that every dollar counts and will go directly to the school.Your contribution is 100% tax deductible
Thank you in advance for your support!
Here’s how to donate to the PS 118 PTA Annual Fund:
1. DONATE A ONE-TIME GIFT NOW – online at PayPal Giving Fund
100% of donations made through our PayPal Giving Fund page goes to our charity. No deductions. No fees.
2. DOUBLE YOUR DONATION WITH CORPORATE MATCHING FUNDS
65% of companies match donations made by their employees! It’s as easy as checking with your company’s Human Resources department. Usually they’ll ask you and the 501(c)3 organization of your choice (hopefully that’s us) to fill out a form and then voila, FREE MONEY. Here’s something to make it even easier. We’ll make the call for you to HR. Just send us your employer info (nothing confidential required) and we’ll do the leg work to find out the company policy on personal donations and how to secure them! Send info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. MAKE A PLEDGE – in person or by mail
Do you kick it old school? We do too! You can make checks out to PS 118 PTA and drop it in the mail (211 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11217), in the PTA mailbox in the main office or hand it to anyone on the Executive Board. We can accept cash, checks or credit cards. You can download an Annual Fund Pledge form here.
4. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR – online at PayPal subscribe
You can donate directly to us at PayPal. If you donate as friend-to-friend, NO FEES are applied. If you donate to the PTA as an non-profit organization, payPal will apply 2.2% of the total plus $.30 to the transaction.