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Fundraising
 
Want to help the PTA earn money for our school?
 
Our one BIG fundraiser is the annual Cedar Wood PTA Whale Walk in the Fall. 

Cedar Wood families and friends can also help earn money through their everyday shopping! 
Check the Community Partners section for organizations that support Cedar Wood PTA.

Does your employer participate in corporate matching?  Some companies will match your donation to Cedar Wood PTA dollar for dollar, or even donate money to a non-profit organization like the PTA for each hour you volunteer.  For more information or to find out if your company participates in such a program, contact our PTA treasurer or call your human resources department.


Why is it important to donate?

Our PTA programs are funded through the generous contributions made by Cedar Wood families, community members and local businesses, with our annual Whale Walk being our main fundraiser in the Fall. Over the past several years in addition to our regular programs we have been able to provide Cedar Wood with a new playground (2008), a rock climbing wall for the gym (2010), an electronic reader board (2013) and two classroom sets of Chromebooks (2014, 2015). 


Community Partners

 

There are a variety of ways you can support Cedar Wood Elementary PTA with your day to day shopping! Check out our current community partner programs.

  



Corporate Matching of Donations


Many employers match donations to schools and non-profit organizations such as PTA’s through donations to those organizations. Therefore, donations made to Cedar Wood Elementary School or Cedar Wood Elementary School PTA may qualify for that matching. This could greatly increase the amount of funding Cedar Wood receives. Some employers, including Microsoft, will also match recurring or one-time payroll deductions to school and non-profit organizations. Each employer has its own matching policy, so please check with your employer’s Human Resources Department for details.



For a list of some of the employers who match donations, please click here. For directions on how to submit corporate matching requests for Microsoft click here and here for Boeing Information. Microsoft and Boeing match donations of $25 or more. Cedar Wood PTA’s EIN# is 91-1521246. For more information, please see below ‘Donations’ section or contact us via email

 


Corporate Matching of Volunteer Hours


Some employers match your volunteer hours at schools and non-profit organizations such as PTA’s through donations to those organizations.Therefore, your employer might match your volunteer hours at Cedar Wood through donations to Cedar Wood Elementary School or Cedar Wood Elementary School PTA.This could greatly increase the amount of funding Cedar Wood receives.Each employer has its own volunteer hour matching policy, so please check with your employer’s Human Resources Department for details.


For a list of some of the employers who match for volunteer hours, please CLICK HERE. And, for directions on how to submit corporate matching requests for Microsoft or Boeing, please go to: Boeing Info or Microsoft Info. Microsoft will make a donation after you volunteer 10 hours, while Boeing will make a donation after you volunteer 25 hours.Cedar Wood PTA’s EIN# is:91-1521246.For more information, please see below ‘Volunteering’ section or contact CedarWoodElemPTA@gmail.com


Donations:

Donations made directly to the Cedar Wood PTA are tax-deductible because it is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization.We will issue you a receipt for tax purposes upon request.Also, PTA receives 100% of all donations, whereas it receives a lesser percentage from other fundraisers. When making donations, check with your employer’s Human Resources Department to see if they will match your donation. There is often a minimum amount that they will match (for example, Microsoft and Boeing match donations of $25 or more). See ‘Corporate Matching of Donations’ section above for more information on how Corporate Matching could increase the amount of funding Cedar Wood receives and how to submit those requests.


Grants:

This year, the PTA hopes to apply for grants to help improve student programs and activities at Cedar Wood. There are a number of grant opportunities available, especially for non-profit organizations such as Cedar Wood Elementary School PTA.Local companies, foundations and other agencies offer grants.Please check with your employer to see if they offer grants.And, if you know of any opportunities or are interested in helping with this, please contact CedarWoodElemPTA@gmail.com


Volunteering:

There are many ways you can help Cedar Wood through Volunteering.You can help PTA organize or facilitate student assemblies; family nights; Field Day; Science Day; Donuts for Dad and Muffins for Mom; 5th grade celebration; book fairs; fundraisers and other activities.PTA also awards grants to CW teachers and programs, sends out newsletters to help communicate important school information and organizes staff appreciation events.Or, you can help at school as a Watch DOG, room parent, art docent, Junior Achievement leader or other helper.


If you volunteer at Cedar Wood, please check with your employer’s Human Resources Department to see if they make donations to match your volunteer hours.Please see ‘Corporate Matching of Volunteer Hours’ section above for more information.This is a great way to help Cedar Wood continue to provide enriching programs and fun activities for our students.To register as a volunteer or update the short Everett School District volunteer application, please go to please visit their website.