As Parents, relatives, and friends of the Lawton Community, you might not be sure of where and how you can donate. Listed below are some of the ways that you or someone you know can donate or contribute to The Lawton PTA. Your donations are appreciated and make a huge impact in the lives of our children! Some of the ways your donations make a difference can be found here. While monetary donations are of course always welcome, we love when community members can offer their time and skills to help out with our events, fundraisers, and our day to day running of our organization as well. Remember, without the PTA, our students wouldn't have many of the programs, technology, and supplies that they are privileged to today.
WAYS THAT YOU CAN DONATE:
iPLEDGE 4 Lions 2021 Giving Campaign
Dear Lawton families,
It’s that time of year again! As we return to in-person learning, we are pleased to announce our annual giving campaign - iPledge 4 Lions 2021! Here’s the scoop: the Lawton PTA recently had to dip into our cash reserves by $12,000 this year to make up for our budget shortfall. Due to the pandemic last year, our iPledge giving campaign brought in less than half of what we’d hoped for. As a result, the Lawton PTA needs to raise about $60,000 to close the gap from the deficit the pandemic-led recession caused last year, and what we need to support our incredible staff and educate and enrich our children. Here are some of the amazing things your PTA donation supported pre-pandemic and that we have already (or hope to) fully restore again on behalf of every student:
* Art, Music, and Dance Programs * Classroom Supplies
* Bi-annual Teacher Stipends * Athletic Programs & Equipment * Library Resources
* Library Resources * Field Trip Expenses & Transportation
* Technology Improvements * Grade Specific Activities, e.g., Graduations,
* Student Planners Overnight Trips, Special Projects
* Education Outside (Gardening) * Books and Magazines (Scholastic News, etc)
Our iPledge Campaign is a critical part of our fundraising efforts, making up over 2/3 of our annual fundraising proceeds. To overcome this drought, we need ALL of Lawton’s families, friends, and community members’ full participation to help close our PTA’s budget gap!
We respectfully request a donation of $300 per child ($30 per month). We realize that the pandemic may have made it difficult to participate at the suggested amount, so please contribute whatever you feel comfortable with. We believe every dollar (no matter the amount) makes a difference! For your convenience, we’ve also made it easier to donate electronically via PayPal.
iPledge donations are often eligible for corporate matching programs. Employers will sometimes provide a 1:1 match, so please check if your employer will match your donation to Lawton. Turn your $300 donation into $600 or $500 into $1,000 with employer matching! If you would like the PTA to check with your employer on your behalf about matching programs, please mark the box below and provide us with the necessary contact information. Your donation is fully tax-deductible (Federal Tax ID: 13-4265192). We will distribute tax receipts (for donations of $150 and above) once all the accounting has been completed. Our iPledge Campaign will end on Friday, November 12, 2021.
If you have any questions about iPledge, please feel free to contact the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your generous donation to support our school!
Janie Worster and Dennis Van
Lawton PTA Fundraising Co-Chairs
Paypal- Click on our Paypal Donation Button here and set up a donation amount of your choice any time you choose.
Box Tops for Education/Labels for Education- Individually cut out BoxTops can be dropped off at the school office - a collection box is located by the door to the front office. BoxTops are submitted twice a year in the fall and spring. BoxTops can also be submitted by scanning your receipts at https://www.boxtops4education.com/
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Amazon Smile- AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Lawton 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 Lawton Alternative School PTA. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. Its is very easy, just click the following link or copy and paste in your browser, and then look for our school: Lawton Alternative School PTA. http://smile.amazon.com
eScrip- eScrip is a fundraising company that donates a percentage of your purchases when you register your credit/debit /loyalty cards on their site and then use those cards at participating restaurants and retailers http://www.escrip.com/ .
Volunteer Your Time- We realize that not everyone can donate as much money as they would like, but sometimes your time is worth more or the same as any monetary donation. We value our volunteers so much and appreciate anything that you can do to help out. If you would like to help with any task, whether it is data entry, fundraising, box tops collection, family night coordinating, helping out with BBQ or Carnival, making flyers, helping out with newsletters, online communications, Logo Wear or many other tasks, we can always use extra help. There are even many of the tasks that can be done from home. There are small tasks and large tasks and we love all support we get! Many hands make light work! If you think you might be able to help out with any of the tasks listed above or with anything else please be sure to email email@example.com.