Support the PTA!

The PTA is actively fundraising and offers several ways for individuals and families to get involved on an annual basis. Supporting the PTA can take many forms.. from volunteering to writing grants to financial gifts.

Fundraising

Providing additional funds to the school through fundraising allows the students, their families, and the community to benefit from programs like:

  • Girls on the Run: Buses for final race, shoes and workout clothes, course-making supplies
  • Family Fund Support: One-time, emergency support for a Concord family in need (bills, groceries/supplies, clothing)
  • Spanish Curriculum
  • Back-to-School Welcome: Light refreshments for an all-school community-building event
  • Classroom Support: Financial stipend for 18 teachers, their support staff, plus supplies, including a new laminator
  • Community Dinners: Quarterly community events serving dinner, providing an opportunity to celebrate successes, define needs, connect and volunteer.
  • Islandwood Camp: Scholarships for our 5th graders to attend overnight camp (few can afford)
  • Jackstraw Productions: A week-long music and poetry program where kids have access to a production studio to record their own art
  • Field Trips: Scholarships and school buses
  • Grocery Gift Cards: Given to 50 families over long holidays such as winter break
  • Outreach Supplies: For all events and meetings, cultural celebrations, including all-school events where a meal is served
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Activities, goodies, tokens of our appreciation
  • Backpack Program: A weekly program that  sends eligible kids home with food to last the weekend

…and much more.

Join a Volunteer Committee!

The PTA’s committees coordinate fun events and promotional campaigns, such as the annual Spring auction, end-of-year carnival, Teacher Appreciation Week, or helping with the Backpack program, where volunteers pack a weekend’s worth of food from the West Seattle Food Bank to send home with kids who need food assistance. We need your help to continue great programs like these. If you have a special talent or just the desire to help, let us know! There are many small programs that you can help with.

Sign up to receive text message information to begin your involvement in the following committees:
Backpack Volunteers
2019 Auction Volunteers
Teacher Appreciation Volunteers
2019 Carnival Volunteers

There are many ways to help the PTA with fund raising.

Some are as simple as shopping and signing up your card with our name or clipping BoxTops and sending them to the school.  We accept cash donations and your employer may have a matching program that will increase your gift (sometimes double or more!).

There is detailed information below this list for each program, scroll down to find it.

  • Safeway e-SCRIP program – Register your card and every time you shop at Safeway they will donate a small percent of your purchase to the Concord PTA. Scrip programs are great, it costs nothing to participate and the Concord PTA  makes money!
  • Amazon Smile – Register your account and every time you shop at Amazon.com,  they will donate a small percent of your purchase to the Concord PTA.
  • PCC Script Card – Use this rechargeable script card each time you shop at PCC and they will donate 5% of the total purchase to the Concord PTA.
  • Cash Donation – The Concord PTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and monetary contributions are tax deductible to the extend allowed by law AND they are greatly appreciated! See listing below for all details on how to give.
  • Employer Matching Programs – Some employers will match their employees donations to charitable organizations like the Concord PTA. This can double the amount we get from your donation. Check with your employer to find out if they match employee gifts of money or time.

Safeway e-SCRIP Program:  Register your Safeway shoppers card and a percentage of every dollar you spend at Safeway will be given to the PTA. The Concord Elementary PTA e-SCRIP group ID is 8561604. Register a new e-SCRIP card or renew your existing card.  You will need your Safeway Rewards card number (your phone number won’t work for this). If you need assistance to find your Rewards card number, call 1-877-SAFEWAY.

Smile.Amazon.com: Do you have an account with Amazon? Tie your account to the Concord PTA and we’ll receive .05% of every purchase made. Here’s how:

  • visit  Smile.Amazon.com
  • log in to your Amazon account
  • Your Account in the upper right corner of the page
  • Select Change My Charity
  • Enter Concord PTA into the search bar, it should come up with Concord Elementary PTA 6 15 76
  • Hit the “Select” button next to our name
  • Begin shopping and SMILE!

PCC Script Card: With a PCC Scrip card, 5% of your total purchase will be donated to the Concord PTA. Cards can be ordered through the PTA during a PTA General meeting.

Other Ways to Give

Cash Donation

Consider making a gift to Concord PTA.  The PTA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so your donation is tax deductible. Please make any checks out to “Concord PTA” and mail to:

Concord PTA Treasurer
c/o Concord International Elementary School
723 South Concord St
Seattle, WA 98108

Employee Matching Gift

Check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program and you may double your donation! Some programs even match volunteer time with money, so ask for details.

Box Tops for Education

The Box Tops program raises funds by allowing households to clip and collect Box Tops coupons and submit them to the Concord PTA. Each Box Tops is worth a small amount (like 10 cents) so we want a lot. Here’s a brief list of familiar products containing Box Tops:

  • Avery and Boise school and office supplies
  • Betty Crocker dessert, bread, pancakes and muffin mixes
  • Hefty waste bags and disposable tableware
  • Land O Lakes dairy products
  • Nature Valley granola bars and snacks
  • Nestle juices
  • Old El Paso dinners and seasoning mixes
  • Pillsbury cookie and bread mixes
  • Yoplait yogurt
  • Ziploc storage bags

A complete list can be found at the Box Tops for Education website. Box Top coupons can be submitted year-round to the school’s main office or by mail to:

Concord PTA – Box Tops Coordinator
c/o Concord International Elementary School
723 South Concord St
Seattle, WA 98108

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