WHY DO WE FUNDRAISE?

Our PTSA fundraises throughout the school year to pay for events and programs that enhance our children’s education. 
 
100% of the money raised goes towards:  
  1. EVENTS:  like Math Night, Science Fair, and Field Day 
  2. PROGRAMS: like Passport (geography), after-school enrichment, art lessons, Nature Vision, Accelerated Reader, and 3rd Grade water safety.
  3. GRANTS: like teacher supplies, field trips, safety patrol, school equipment and emergency supplies. 

 

HOW DO WE FUNDRAISE?

Redmond El PTSA runs 2 Major Fundraisers that bring in the bulk of money needed to run PTSA programs: 

  1. REDMOND EL HAWK FUND - Redmond El families start up our fundraising year! October is our main giving month but donations are accepted all year round. Check with your employer about Corporate Matching to double your donation. Please fill out the form and return the red envelope even if you cannot donate at this time or have already donated. Please return before Friday, October 28th, 2016 
  2. INTERNATIONAL NIGHT: spring fundraiser and cultural enrichment event

 

CORPORATE MATCHING doubles your donation to Remond El Hawk Fund! Many local companies will match donations to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations like Redmond El PTSA. Check with your employer! Here are some companies that match employee donations:

Adobe, Alaska Air, Amazon, AT&T Wireless, Bank of America, Boeing, Citigroup, City of Kirkland, Costco, Drugstore.com, Eddie Bauer, Expedia, Gates Foundation, Google, Home Street Bank, Macy's, Medtronic Inc., Microsoft, Motorola, Nike, Nintendo, Nordstrom, Real Networks, Red Hook, Red Robin, REI, Shurgard, Safeco, State Farm Insurance, Starbucks, Sur La Table, Telecom Pioneers, T-Mobile, UPS, Uwajimaya, Windemere, Zymogenetic

Microsoft is a large source of matched donations. MS employees initiate matching through the MS intranet or can sign in here to have their donations matched:

https://corp.sts.microsoft.com/adfs/ls/IdpInitiatedSignOn.aspx?loginToRP=https://easymatch.com/microsoftGive/

 

MINOR FUNDRAISERS:

Bake Sales (after evening music concerts)

Movie Night (admission and food fees cover costs; surplus helps fund PTSA programs)

Popcorn Friday (25¢ or 3 Box Tops per bag)

Spirit Wear

Used Book Fair (proceeds fund new books for Redmond El’s library)

Winter Dance

 

PASSIVE FUNDRAISERS:

 

Amazon Smile

  • Go to smile.amazon.com and select Redmond Elementary PTSA as your charity (yes we are listed as Tacoma, WA)

Bartell Drugs

B-Caring Program

  • Get a ‘B’ Caring card and designate Redmond El PTSA to get up to 4% of your purchase!
  • Forms available outside the main office in the bulletin box

Box Tops for Education

  • Clip Box Tops off of many everyday products and turn them in to the school for credit!
  • Also sign up online and choose Redmond El PTSA at http://www.boxtops4education.com/

Everything Party

  • At the register, tell the Everything Party sales associate that you are with Redmond Elementary
  • A portion of your purchase will be given back to the school!

Labels for Education

  • Clip Labels for Education off of many everyday products and turn them in for credit!

 Please contact us at fundraising@redmondelptsa.org with any questions!