Given everyone's busy lifestyle, we thought there had to be a more time efficient yet effective way to achieve our fundraising goal of $5500 without having to ask our students and families to sell stuff! We believe the answer is a Direct Donation Campaign because 100% of the money that you send it stays with our school AND it's is tax deductible because you aren't purchasing something and we are designated as a non-profit. We hope that you agree with our new fundraising strategy and that you will support our efforts by making a donation to the PTA today. Show your Proud to be a Penguin!!
The Rawls Byrd Elementary PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donations to us are qualified for tax deduction. And making a monetary donation to the Rawls Byrd Elementary PTA, means your money does more because 100% of your contribution is retained by the PTA, unlike with a catalog/product sales fundraisers, where we only retain a percentage of the money that we receive (sometimes as low as 25%). And if we raise sufficient funds through direct donations, we may be able to forgo a catalog/product sales fundraiser altogether.
The PTA will gladly accept any amount of monetary contributions and any property, merchandise, goods or services that you wish to donate (will be assessed at fair market value). If you are looking for a non-profit organization to donate to, consider donating to the Rawls Byrd PTA to support us in our efforts to enrich the lives of our students through our programs, activities and events. *Please note: For monetary donations under $250, a bank record may be sufficient documentation for a tax deduction. Contributions over $250 require a written acknowledgement from the PTA.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. With matching gifts, you can sometimes double or even triple your contribution. For example, if you donate $50 to the PTA, your employer may donate an additional $50 or if they triple your contribution, your $50 becomes $150 to support PTA programs and services for our school. Some companies match the contributions of retirees and employees’ spouses too. It’s worth checking out! Check with your Human Resources office or look online for your company's guidelines and forms.
*Donors are responsible for obtaining written statement for your direct donations should you wish to claim a deduction on your taxes.