Our PTA relies on the generosity of our families, sponsors and community to provide its many programs and events, and to run as any non-profit organization does.

Why do we fundraise? 

We are aware that the funds allocated to our school, from various sources, often fall short of what is needed in order to provide all of our children the very best academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. As a result, we have to look beyond the normal sources of income to meet any deficiency that may exist.  

 

Do we have to fundraise each year? 

Just like our households, schools have expenses, bills, and items that need to be replaced. Because of the lack of government funding, if we want our school to continue to be “top of the line,” we have to fundraise every year with intention. Fundraising is not about making money. It's about school improvement and the opportunity to provide our children the educational experience they deserve.

 

How Much Should I Donate?

Any amount you are able to give is helpful. Sherwood Forest PTA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, so your donations are tax-deductible.

 

What About Corporate Matching?

This is an easy, excellent way to double your donation! Many companies will match your donation 100%. Click here to learn more.  Some companies offering corporate matching:

  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Boeing
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Cisco
  • Safeco
  • Bank of America
  • …and many others!

Be sure to specify that the matching donation goes to Sherwood Forest PTA.

How Do I Make a Donation?

The easiest and quickest way is online. Click here to begin.

If you prefer to write a check, please make the check out to “Sherwood Forest PTA", and write “Donation” in the memo line.

 

When Should I Donate?

September is the best time to donate, because it allows the PTA to know the budget for the school year, and allocate funds accordingly.

Of course, we also accept donations throughout the year.

Thank you very much for your financial support! We cannot do it without you!