Ways you can support BMS PTO
BMS PTO Direct Donation 2018-2019
When you are thinking about helping those in need, consider giving to the students of JP Burley through your PTO Pledge Drive. Donations provide JP Burley students with extras that make our school and students feel special. There are a lot of great events going on throughout the year at JP Burley and we want every middle schooler to be given the opportunity to participate. Together we can change the world ~ the world we call JP Burley Middle School.
We have made it easy to give on-line. Click on the Donate button on the left and you can give by PayPal or Credit Card to firstname.lastname@example.org. All money collected will be used at our school.
What is given here, stays here!
The PTO provided over $13,000 for programs during the 2016-2017 school year to help fund many of the wonderful activities that our students and teachers enjoy at Burley including:
- Field trips
- Instructional supplies in all content and exploratory areas
- 8th Grade Dance
- Teacher Appreciation Week
However, we cannot do this without you!
PTO Pledge Drive/Direct Donation FAQs:
Is the pledge tax deductible? The JP Burley PTO, Inc is a not-for-profit entity, 501(c)3. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
How much should I give? Every gift, no matter the size, is appreciated and makes a real difference in the lives of our students. If possible, we're asking each family to contribute to help meet our annual expenses of $15,000. If every family gives $25, we'll reach our goal. If 100 families give $150, we'll reach our goal. 100% participation at any level is the goal.
How can I donate? Click the Donate button above to make a donation by PayPal or Credit Card. Make checks payable to Burley PTO and turn in the check or cash at the school office in an envelope labeled "Burley PTO Pledge" with your contact information if you wish to receive a confirmation. The PTO pledge drive form was sent home and it also includes the option to donate once per semester in two or four installments. Need to talk to someone about installments? Please contact one of the PTO officers listed under menu selection About the PTO.
How is the money spent? Every dollar donated goes directly to the students and teachers of JP Burley to fund a variety of educational and social activities during the year, including scholarships for those in need. 100% of your pledge will benefit everyone in the Burley family. Click on PTO Activities to find how the money donated is used.
Where is the usual fundraising? This years pledge drive is an effort to replace the usual fundraising. This is a way to save lots of time and energy for all those previously involved in fundraising and take the pressure off from parents to buy. With direct pledge money, Burley gets 100% of the funds collected.
Love Your Library
A book fair is usually held each year at Barnes & Noble book store where each purchase benefits our school. Please watch for a notice in the Burley Bulletin.
Please contact Ms. IdaMae Craddock at email@example.com to see how you can help with the library this year!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select Jackson P Burley Middle School Parent Teacher Organization as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops 4 Education. Clip Box Top from your favorite products to earn money for JP Burley! Personal Goal - one coupon a week or view Website and sign up for online promotions that could win thousands of dollars for our school! The AVID program relies on the funds from the "Box Tops for Education" so please send those into the main office.
Link your Bonus Card to Jackson P. Burley Middle School (ID# 02394) at any Giant location, by calling 1-877-366-2668 and selecting option 2 if you don’t know your bonus card number, or by clicking on Giant Link button below. Giant has been very generous and we received a check last year for $3000+.
JP Burley Id# 02394
Link your VIC card to Jackson P. Burley Middle School (ID# 4817) by telling a cashier when you check out or at the Harris Teeter link below. Harris Teeter will provide a percentage of sales for Harris Teeter brand items purchased.
JP Burley Id# 4817
Shoparoo is the most hassle-free school fundraiser around. Forget cutting labels or selling door to door to raise money for schools. Shoparoo is a free app for iOS and Android phones that allows anyone to take pictures of their shopping receipts and earn cash donations for their schools!
Just snap a picture of your grocery receipt on your smartphone, and voila, you've made an instant cash donation!
**More Ways to Earn for our School: Just click on title to go directly on-line**
Campbell's Labels for Education - earn money to support Burley students! Burley collected a variety of labels (General Mills, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Old El Paso, etc.) to support educational programs at Burley. Collection centers are at the main entrance to Burley.
Tyson Project A+: earn money to support Burley students!
National Parent Teacher Organization. Check out ways to be involved with your student at school and do fund raising for our school at http://www.groupfundraising.org/.
National Parent Teacher Association offers fund raising tips under About PTA/PTA Fundraising Marketplace.