WHY DO WE FUNDRAISE?

Our PTSA fundraises throughout the school year to pay for programs that enhance our children’s education. If the PTSA does not raise enough money, programs cannot be paid for and are subject to cancellation. 

100% of the money raised goes towards:  
  1. EVENTS:  like Math Night, Science Fair, and Field Day. 
  2. PROGRAMS: like Passport (geography), Math is Cool, Spelling Bee, Nature Vision, Accelerated Reader, and 3rd Grade water safety.
  3. GRANTS: like teacher supplies, field trips, safety patrol, school equipment and emergency supplies. 
  4. COMMUNITY BUILDING: like Ice Cream Social, Donuts with Dad/Muffins with Mom, HawkFlash and other communications.
  5. And more!  

HOW DO WE FUNDRAISE?

Redmond El PTSA runs 1 Major Fundraiser that brings in the bulk of money needed to run PTSA programs: 

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 Hawk Fund form and return the red envelope even if you cannot donate at this time or have already donatedPlease return by Friday, October 27th, 2018. 

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. Some will even "match" your volunteer hours. 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 "FUN" FUNDRAISERS:

  • Bake Sales (after evening music concerts)
  • International Night (celebrating the many cultures at Redmond El)
  • Movie Night (admission and food fees cover costs; surplus helps fund PTSA programs)
  • Popcorn Friday (25¢ or 3 Box Tops per bag)
  • Spirit Wear (printed shirts to show school spirit)
  • Used Book Fair (proceeds fund new books for Redmond El’s library)
  • Winter Dance

SHOP FOR REDMOND EL:

You shop, Businesses give a portion of your qualified purchases to Redmond El!

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

  • 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

  • Before the Everything Party sales associate begins your transaction at the cash register, ask them to, "Please ring this up for Redmond Elementary."
  • A portion of your purchase will be given back to the school!

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  • 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!