The PTA has been asked by a number of parents of other ways they can help for those of you who would really like to support the PTA but are unable to come to our events for various reasons or indeed as an additional extra for those who can. We would love your support so here are a couple of quick and simple ways for you to help your school.
Shopping online? raise money for St Mary’s PTA by shopping through
Easyfundraising is a way to raise money for good causes such as schools, charities, sports clubs, religious groups, community groups and more, simply by shopping online. Select St Mary’s as your good cause and start shopping with over 2,700 top retailers including major supermarkets. A tool bar will remind you each time you shop to go through the site so you can easilybuild up donations to the school.
Simply log onto http://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/,where you can access over 100 retailers like Amazon, Ebay, Sainsbury’s, Next, John Lewis and Marks and Spencer to name a few.
For each purchase the PTA earn commission which comes out of the retailers profit margin – it is their marketing spend. You pay exactly the same price as on the retailers main sites, often lower than on the high street, but we earn money which will be spent on St Mary’s Children.
It couldn’t be simpler
- Log onto http://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk
- Create a profile by clicking on Join as a giver
- Find the beneficiary easiest way is by M33 postcode
- Enter a few personal details
Charity Matched Giving is a very simple practice. There are hundreds of organisations throughout the UK, that offer their employees the chance to boost their individual fundraising efforts by ‘matching’ the money they raise for their chosen charity?
It is an informal albeit corporate arrangement between a company and their employee. Not all companies offer matched funding but those that do will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised for or donated to the charity of their choice. We have been helped enormously in the past by this type of donation, and there are several benefits to both ourselves and the company involved. Please check the list to see if your employer is signed up to the scheme at matched giving (right click and open file)
This is a simple money raiser for the PTA so please make enquiries within your company if this could be an option for you to help.