There are a variety of ways to help the PTO with its fundraising efforts. In addition to donating, selling or purchasing during "conventional" fundraisers, there are other ways to contribute. Check out the opportunities below!
As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation, donations made to the PTO are tax deductible as allowed under US and state tax law, and eligible for distributions from other charitable organizations such as the United Way. Many of the employers in the area (including General Dynamics, Pfizer, and Northeast Utilities) support the United Way, and you can designate the Salem PTO as the recipient of your gift.
In addition, many of these same employers provide matching gifts or donations for every dollar or hour of service you provide or donate through payroll deduction. If you are unsure whether your company matches, just check with your HR department!
No Cost Passive Fundraisers!
Many of the fundraising conducted by the PTO requires no purchases or extra expenditures from the families in Salem. Instead, these “passive” fundraisers require the families in Salem only to register their existing phone services, credit accounts or grocery rebate cards with the vendor, who in turn donates a part of each dollar received to the school.
These programs are detailed in the document linked below. Please review these programs and participate in as many of these as you can. It makes a BIG difference…the PTO receives over $2,000 annually from these programs! Click Here to Find Out How to Help! (Many passive fund raising opportunities on one easy sheet.)
Visit individual sites below to sign-up now, or get more information:
Box Tops for Education Box Top Item List
SCRIP Gift Card Program
For information about gift cards and how to make your daily purchases work for us click HERE!
Click HERE for your 2011/12 order form.
Make a Donation to the PTO!
A few years ago, the Salem PTO tried a "non-fundraising approach," to combat "fund-raising fatigue." Though this endeavor did not collect the amount of funds that the PTO needs to maintain our current services, there were families that preferred to make a direct contribution in lieu of, or in addition to, their participation in annual fund raising activities.
If you would like to make a direct contribution to the Salem PTO to help us reach our goal, you generosity will be appreciated. Please make checks payable to "Salem School PTO." Send the donation in a clearly marked envelope to your child"s teacher.
Thank you for support the Salem PTO!