Annual WE Give Day- Welcome to 19 in 19 on 9/19!

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What: One day Annual Fund Drive Giving Event dedicated to keeping Willow Elementary great! Help us meet our fundraising goal of raising $19,000 in 19 hours on 9/19! This event replaces the Direct Giving Events of previous years. This is your big chance to give!

Where: Donate online from your phone or computer OR meet for coffee and treats before or after school (7:30-8:30am and 3:30-4:15pm on the playground and at the main entrance) to donate in person by cash, check (made out to Willow Elementary PTA), credit card, Cash App ($WillowPTA) or PayPal (treasurer@willowelementarypta.com). And come pick up your “I donated” sticker!

To give a one-time donation or to make a monthly donation, click HERE

Why:  Last year, Willow Elementary PTA was able to raise more than $140,000 for Willow Elementary to fund those “extras” that make our school great! All donations go directly back to our school! Donations ensure funds that keep paraprofessionals in the classrooms, our librarian, up to date technology, library books, Avid4Adventure, Playworks and more. Our goal for this year, next year and the future is to raise enough money to fund additional support staff in the classrooms and to improve our academic achievement levels.  This year, we added two reading specialists to Willow Elementary.  This was made possible by your generous donations!

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Q&A

What is the Annual Fund Drive? A year long fundraising project powered by parent volunteers that raises money to fund those essentials the state considers extras such as paraprofessionals (teacher’s aides), reading specialists and our librarian. We are also able to fund fun things for the children such as Avid4Adventure, Playworks, the Fall Festival, the talent show and so much more!

Is there a minimum donation? There is no minimum donation. We are grateful for anything and everything a family chooses to donate. We know giving is a sacrifice for our families and all donations are kept confidential.

Is there a maximum donation? The sky is the limit on this one! All donations are kept confidential.

There are so many families at Willow Elementary.  I am sure everyone will donate and cover my part? Did you know that last year approximately 25% of our school families donated to our annual fund? Family donations ranged from $50 to $5,000. Imagine if we could double our participation rate! Oh the places we could go!  How many paraprofessionals and reading or math specialists could we add to our school!!??

Is my donation tax-deductible? Yes. All donations are tax-deductible. You will receive an email receipt for your donation.

Can I make a recurring donation such as monthly? Yes! This is a great way to give! For instance, if you donate $50/month for 10 months, the $500 will go towards our 19 in 19 on 9/19 goal AND the whole amount is tax-deductible. Or consider a $1 per day donation for your child’s education. That is $14.50 per month for 12 months based on 174 school days!

Will my employer match my gift? Did you know that 65% of Fortune 500 companies have a dollar for dollar match program?  Do you know if your company has a matching program? If your company matches, follow this link for the 501c3 status letter for Willow Elementary to provide to your employer.  Fill out your employers matching gift form and request the funds be send directly to Willow Elementary PTA Treasurer at: Willow Elementary- ATTN: PTA Treasurer, 8499 Stoll Place, Denver CO 80238

Why should I donate? Did you know Colorado ranks 39th in funding for public education? You sure wouldn’t guess that if you make a visit to Willow Elementary!  Not only do we have great students and teachers but so many programs funded by over 100k in personal and corporate donations each year. We can’t do it without you! No amount is too large or too small! We need your help!

Can I donate by check or cash? Yes! Checks and or cash can be dropped off before or after school on 9/19 (7:30-8:30am and 3:30-4:15pm on the playground and at the main entrance). Checks can also be mailed to Willow Elementary – ATTN: PTA Treasurer, 8499 Stoll Place, Denver CO 80238.

How can I get my kids involved? Children are never to young to start learning about generosity and charity! Encourage your little ones to shake a few quarters out of the piggy bank and bring them to our table before or after school for a treat and an “I donated” sticker they can proudly wear all day!

Can I share this with family and friends? Absolutely!  Many grandparents would love to help their grandchild’s school but can no longer volunteer or simply live too far away.  Perhaps they would like to send a check to help!  Feel free to share this website or forward the email you received this morning to any friends and family who might be able to help us reach our goal!

Who can I contact with questions? Feel free to contact your Annual WE GIVE Day event hosts Elizabeth Kwarta at vicepresident@willowelementarypta.com and Marguerite Brodt at membership@willowelementarypta.com with any questions!

What if I would like to help but cannot make a financial donation at this time? We understand that everyone’s situation is unique and constantly changing! At Willow, we value your gift of time just as much as money! All those that generously volunteer their time to make this happen are the bread and butter of our operation! Please contact the PTA to find out how you can get involved to help us reach our fundraising goals.  Email our PTA President at president@willowelementarypta.com or Vice President at vicepresident@willowelementarypta.com to let us know you want to help!

 

 

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