Fundraising is an essential task for the PTO and each year we must raise over $23,000 to fulfill our pledge of support. We provide vital curriculum programs and materials that are not included in the town’s budget, such as online learning tools, onsite presentations, magazine subscriptions, and field trips and transportation. In addition to maintaining the playground and Academe, we support community-centered traditions, like our annual Family Picnic.
To help us reach our goal, we invite families to participate in our Direct Donation Campaign. Through Direct Donation, 100% of gifts directly support Paton School and enables us to avoid catalog sale campaigns, where we receive only a small percentage.
This year, our goal is to raise $8,000 through Direct Donation.
Unfortunately, corporate sponsorships have decreased over the past few years, making a significant impact on the PTO’s budget. With the termination of the Target educational support program and the ongoing changes with Box Tops for Education, the PTO has lost roughly $3,500 in annual income, while facing increasing costs to software licensing, vendors, and other programming.
We need your help.
We know that there are many “asks” throughout the year, and we greatly understand the financial demands on families today. We are truly appreciative of any support you can give and offer three easy ways to donate: Venmo, PayPal (@WalterJPatonPTO), and personal check.
Thank you for your consideration.