P.S. 118 Annual Fund (2018 – 2019 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, P.S. 118 is at full capacity with 14 classrooms and approximately 350 students. As our school has gotten bigger, so have our fundraising needs. To continue to provide many awesome aspects of school that your children have come to expect and love, we need to raise $348,000 by June 30, 2019. This works out to an average of $1,000 per student. We understand that for some families, $1,000 is not possible, but that other families are capable of giving more. We ask you to give as generously as you can. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Whether you give $5,000, $500, or $50, please know that every dollar will go directly to the school and ensure that our children continue to receive an excellent education in a safe and enriching environment.
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.