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Catharine Blaine: 206-252-1920

Giving Campaign

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When you give to Catharine Blaine’s Invest in Your Child Giving Campaign, you donate to programs and resources that help fuel student imagination and growth.   Music floats down the hallway from middle school band practice, classes take a trip on the Oregon Trail with project based learning, library books appear on classroom shelves and students explore miniscule worlds with new microscopes all with the help of your support.

 

We are excited to announce the kickoff of our school’s annual giving campaign-the PTA’s PRIMARY fundraiser, held October 31-November 10, 2016.

 

WHY A GIVING CAMPAIGN?
100% of funds raised go directly to Catharine Blaine.
Everyone can participate – any amount is helpful!
Contributions are 100% tax deductible!
Double your donation with company matching. If your company is not on this list, please check with them directly, as they may match but have not been updated on our list.
WHY DO I NEED TO GIVE?
Our school only gets $75 per child from Seattle Public Schools (after teacher salaries) this year, which is a decrease from the $114 per student we received last year.  This amount doesn’t even come close to covering the essentials.  With your support, we hope to generate more than four times that amount at $325 per student.  These dollars will enrich the school experience for all students across all grades.
OUR GOAL is 100% response:  One card from each child returned by November 10th.  Your participation, no matter how big or small, is crucial.  Without PTA fundraising, Blaine would lose some of our most vital and engaging programs.  Your money mostly supplements state funding or goes towards things not funded by the state.  As state funding continues to dwindle, our community will need to continue to support our outstanding educational programs that rely on parent contributions.
SO, WHERE DO MY DOLLARS GO?
33% Instructional Support
26% Arts, Athletics, Technology
24% Classroom Basics
17% Student Enrichment
Here is just a small sample of the programs our PTA funds:
Middle School Band, Expanded K-8 Classroom Libraries, Teacher Professional Development, STEM programming, Writers in Residence, Classroom Basics, Project Based Learning, 4th and 5th Grade Instrumental music
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!
Our annual fundraising goal is $250,000 which means that EVERY DONATION COUNTS.  Whether you can give $5, $50 or $500, you are enriching your student’s life and our Blaine school community.  All donations are 100% tax deductible and kept strictly confidential.  Don’t forget to submit paperwork to your employer to double your donation if you work for a company that offers matching gifts.  Thank you in advance for your participation!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
The annual fundraising goal of $250,000 averages out to $325 per Catharine Blaine student. Please consider investing in your child! Every dollar counts whether you can donate $5, $50 or $500.  Every donation will help to enrich our students and our school!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE
(Submit your orange card for all your students at the same time)
I have more than one student attending Catharine Blaine. Is the Giving Campaign asking me to donate $325 for each student, or as a family?
We are asking for $325 for each child attending Catharine Blaine. The PTA spends more than $325 on each student every year through instructional support, classroom basics such as supplies, library books, art, drama and music supplies and student enrichment program not covered by the state. Your donation – along with money raised through the Gala celebration and move-a-thon, will ensure this level of quality instruction will continue this school year.
More Questions? See our FAQ page