The Big Give Makes a Big Difference
WHAT IS THE BIG GIVE?
Your PTA funds many items at Adams Elementary that support an excellent learning experience for ALL students. The Big Give is our primary fundraiser. This “direct donation” program is the least expensive way to raise money. Your donation helps the PTA uphold the commitments we have made to our school.
HOW DO I GIVE?
MAKE CASH, CHECK OR ONLINE DONATIONS
Click 'Donate Today!' button to make an online donation. Mail or drop off a cash or check donation in the school office. Complete this form and and include it with your cash or check donation. Please make checks payable to 'Adams PTA' and address envelope to:
Adams Elementary School
attn: Adams PTA – The Big Give
6110 28th Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Our Goal: $122,000 by Saturday, October 30!
HOW MUCH SHOULD MY FAMILY DONATE?
PLEASE GIVE WHAT YOU CAN
We know that this is a big ask. These grants the PTA will give to Adams equal $337 per student this year. Our goal is to fully fund them from The Big Give during these fall weeks. We know that every financial situation is different, and so please give what you can. We live in a generous community that takes care of each other. And don’t forget to ask friends and family who might be interested in helping!
We need your help! Thank you for giving as generously as you can.
Many employers match donations -- if your company does, please submit the matching paperwork to make the most of your donation!
WHERE DO DONATIONS GO?
Funds will be used first for BASIC NEEDS as identified by the school. The proceeds from the Big Give will go directly to Adams Elementary in the form of two grants, totaling over 6,000 hours of support:
$87,000 for the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum led by our Student and Family Support Teacher (Heather McQuarrie), and for paid playground & lunchroom support staff who keep our kids safe. These positions free up hours for teachers to prepare lessons, connect with families, and give extra attention to any student who needs it.
$35,000 for Math & Literacy tutors for all grade levels.
If we exceed our goal, additional funds will support other PTA programs and expenses. These include the classroom supply funds, free community events, staff appreciation, 5th grade graduation, PTA operating expenses, BASAP, scholarships, Carnival, Islandwood, and support for other schools in our community. We welcome your participation in monthly board meetings and the Winter general meeting to learn more and discuss.
CAN I CHOOSE WHERE MY FUNDS GO?
No, we cannot earmark your donations for specific areas. Our priority is to fully fund the grants we committed to Adams this fall. PTA membership has voted to approve our general budget for the 2021-22 year.
Adams PTA is 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. TAX ID: 91-0963029.