Fundraising

Supporting our school means we do need to raise money. Our main fundraiser has been and continues to be a Direct Donation Campaign in the fall. We have found that our families prefer directly donating to the PTO rather than purchasing items like magazines or food. 

There are many other ways to help our school earn money, however, that don't cost anything extra. Two of our biggest programs are the rewards cards at local businesses and Box Tops. We also sometimes have special nights at local restaurants, known as Spirit Nights. 

Please see below for more details, especially on the Reward Cards. You need to relink your loyalty card to Broadus Wood Elementary each fall. And thank you for all your support!



Once again, we are reaching out to you for our annual Direct Donation Campaign. If you are new to our school, this is the primary way our PTO raises funds for the year. Many schools sell items or have carnival type events, but the feedback from our community has shown that people prefer to simply give directly to the PTO in the form of a charitable donation.

 

In September, the PTO Board established a budget for the year.  Our main expenditures are teacher support and charter buses for field trips. The rest of our funds are directed toward improvements and materials for the school, such as books, software and special teacher requests.

 

In order to fully fund this, our goal is to raise $6,000. This means asking our families to contribute $25 per child. We understand that not everyone is able to contribute that much and welcome any contribution you feel you can make.  We also cannot express how grateful we are to those of you who choose to be more generous, year after year. Remember that the PTO is a not-for-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization, so direct donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under federal tax law. 

 

We strive to make sure that the funds the PTO raises go toward supporting our teachers and students in the best ways possible. Check our website for updates on what we are doing. We also recognize that over time our needs change, so we are always open to new suggestions and ideas for how we can invest in our school.

 

Please complete the form and send it with your donation in an envelope marked “Direct Donation” .  Return the envelope to school with your child via “Backpack Express.”  Checks should be made payable to Broadus Wood PTO.  If you would like to send funds via PayPal, choose the option "Send money to Friends and Family" and enter the email address "treasurer@bwpto.org". Please be sure to put your child's name, teacher, and the donor receipt information (name and address) so that we may send the tax receipt. Our campaign will run through mid-April.  The Broadus Wood PTO greatly appreciates your efforts and support!

 


This is a great way to support the school through an activity you probably do every week - shop! Local stores like Harris Teeter, Kroger and Target all have reward card programs that help earn money or equipment each time the reward cards are used. All you have to do is link your reward card to our school. No additional purchases are necessary and this does not take away from individual rewards, such as the Kroger Fuel point program.

However, you must link each reward card with Broadus Wood at the beginning of each school year, even if you did so last year. There are instructions for each card below. Please also consider asking friends or family to link their cards as well. As several of these programs work nation wide, participants don't have to live in this area. Every little bit helps!


Harris Teeter

1. Go to the Login Page for Harris Teeter and login. If you don't have an account linked to your reward card, you can do that here as well.

2. Once you get to the My Dashboard page, scroll down and click on the link under "My Schools." 

3. On the "Together in Education" page, click on "Add a School." Type in our school ID, 5733, and click on our school name. Make sure it shows up in the window under Current Schools. That's it!

Kroger

There are two ways to sign up the  reward card. First, you can register your card at the Customer Service counter in the store. Second, if you have a smartphone, ask a checker to scan the barcode image below during check out. 


Also remember that you can register your Target card to Broadus Wood so we earn money whenever you use your Target credit card!



Box Tops

Each year Broadus Wood does a fall and spring Box Top collection to raise money for the school. Last year we exceeded our goal of $1500 simply by clipping/saving/turning these tiny pieces of paper in (each has a value of 10 cents). For those families who are new to the program, a picture of a Box Top is shown to the side. Click here for more information about the program and the products that have Box Tops on them. 



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