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 2020 Giving Campaign
Greetings, Lawton families! We are excited to announce the start of our annual giving campaign: iPledge 4 Lions 2020 – COVID edition! While our heroic teachers and amazing families have been engaged with distance learning (THANK YOU!!), your dedicated Lawton PTA has been hard at work behind the scenes funding teacher requests (like the Scholastic magazines), paying for the new gardening teacher (yay Ms. Katie!), and continuing to pay for the printer/copier expenses to keep our students engaged in distance learning (lots of packets are going out to elementary students!)
To help prepare for this unprecedented time, the PTA Board voted in the summer to drastically reduce its traditional $140,000/year budget to the bare minimum. Despite that, each year the PTA still needs to raise funds to close the gap between the money the school district provides to us, and what we need to educate and enrich our children. Last year, that gap was about $300 per student. This year is even more critical, as we were unable to run either of our Parking Lot Fundraisers. Whenever in-person classes resume in 2021 (as SFUSD has proposed), the school and staff will need additional classroom materials and supplies to keep everyone safe.
We value your donation - no matter how big or small - as it all goes towards our awesome teachers and students. We kindly suggest that you donate $300 per child ($30 per month). We realize that the pandemic may have made it difficult to participate at the suggested amount, so please give what you can because every dollar makes a difference! New this year: we have made it more convenient to donate by using PayPal.
iPledge donations are often eligible for corporate matching programs, so please check if your employer will match your donation to Lawton. Turn your $100 donation into $200, or $500 into $1000 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 $100 or more) once all the accounting has been completed. Our iPledge Campaign will end on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
If you have any questions about iPledge, please contact the PTA at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your generous donation to our school!
Janie Worster, Dennis Van, Sam Oh (iPledge 2020 coordinators) and the Lawton PTA Board
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/
Here is what the labels look like:
Schoola- Schoola is an online consignment shop that families can donate their gently used, clean, unwanted clothing items to and they will place qualified items in their online store (under our school's name) and 40% of the profits will be returned back to our school. In just about a year, our school has already made about $3,000 using this program. It is a win-win for everyone, you get to donate unwanted items, your children do not have to go out and try to sell something to strangers, and the school gets money back!! We have 2 donations set up a year, however you can request a bag to send in at any time using this link: https://www.schoola.com/schools/lawton-alternative-school-san-francisco-ca.
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/ .
Shoparoo- Shoparoo is a mobile app available on Android and iPhone that donates money to our school just by taking pictures of your receipts. Snap pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that sells grocery items to earn Roo Points (cash donations) for your school. Whether you’re shopping at a supercenter, dollar store, or local convenience store - it doesn’t matter where you shop or what items you buy - Shoparoo will make a cash donation for every receipt! Submit up to 20 grocery receipts within a rolling 7 day period. Download the app here: http://www.shoparoo.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.