How do PTA donations benefit my child?
Your donations make Hillcrest one of the top Oakland schools. With State and local budget cuts, Hillcrest is being forced to spend more on basic supplies. Listed below is a sampling of programs, staff, and supplies that are (at least, in part) funded by the PTA. They would not exist at Hillcrest without your generous contributions.
- Mental Health Specialist
- Reading Specialist
- Equity and Inclusion Programs
- Distance Learning Platforms
- IT Teacher & Classes
- Teacher Supplies
- STIP Sub
What is the difference between PTA dues and a donation?
The $6 (per parent) PTA yearly membership dues go towards membership of the National PTA which is the organization which governs the Hillcrest PTA. PTA Membership allows you to vote on significant school issues such as setting the annual PTA budget and prioritizing where that money should be spent. Each adult in the household should join the PTA. Donations on the other hand, are how the PTA actually funds the above programs, staff and supplies.
Sign up to become a PTA Member online by clicking here.
How do I donate?
Fill out the form and either:
- Submit your payment online using the integrated payment options within the form.
- Complete the form online, print it out, and mail to: Hillcrest PTA – Giving Campaign, 30 Marguerite Drive, Oakland, CA 94618, with checks made payable to “Hillcrest PTA”. Write “PTA Donation” on the memo line.
The suggested donation is $500 per child; however, we are grateful for donations in any amount.
The donation drive will wrap up September 7, 2020.
Can I make a donation using an installment plan?
Yes! Feel free to use whatever installment plan works for you. If you have any logistical questions about this, feel free to contact one of us.
When will I get my donation receipt letter?
You should receive your donation receipt immediately after submitting your form here. You have the option of paying via PayPal/credit card or printing out the form and paying via check – both payment options will allow for you to receive a receipt as soon as you hit “Submit” at the bottom of the form. If you opt to submit a paper form instead of using the electronic form, we will send you a receipt at the conclusion of the Annual Giving Campaign. If you would like a receipt sooner than that, please contact us.
What is the Employer Matching Contribution Program?
Many employers sponsor matching donation programs. Most of these programs match your contribution dollar-for-dollar, doubling your donation. Please check with your human resources or payroll department to see if they offer a donation program. If you have a matching program, please make sure to list “Hillcrest PTA” as the beneficiary.