Fundraising

In addition to our major fundraiser, Whale Walk, there are several other ways to support our school year-round. If you shop at a participating online merchant a percentage of your purchase will be donated back to our PTA. Be sure to also clip “Box Tops” from your cereal boxes and other grocery items, as well as Labels for Education UPCs.

Why is it important to donate?

The Everett school district provides funding for basic educational needs across the different grade levels. Vital programs are funded through the generous contributions made by Cedar Wood families, community members and local businesses.

Over the last several years in addition to our regular programs we have been able to provide Cedar Wood with a new playground (2008), a rock climbing wall for the gym (2010), an electronic reader board (2013) and two classroom sets of Chromebooks (2014, 2015). As well as any additional classroom supplies that the district does not provide.

Corporate Matching of Donations

Many employers match donations to schools and non-profit organizations such as PTA’s through donations to those organizations. Therefore, donations made to Cedar Wood Elementary School or Cedar Wood Elementary School PTA may qualify for that matching. This could greatly increase the amount of funding Cedar Wood receives. Some employers, including Microsoft, will also match recurring or one-time payroll deductions to school and non-profit organizations. Each employer has its own matching policy, so please check with your employer’s Human Resources Department for details.
For a list of some of the employers who match donations, please click here. For directions on how to submit corporate matching requests for Microsoft click here and here for Boeing Information. Microsoft and Boeing match donations of $25 or more. Cedar Wood PTA’s EIN# is 91-1521246. For more information, please see below ‘Donations’ section or contact us via email.

Corporate Matching of Volunteer Hours

Some employers match your volunteer hours at schools and non-profit organizations such as PTA’s through donations to those organizations. Therefore, your employer might match your volunteer hours at Cedar Wood through donations to Cedar Wood Elementary School or Cedar Wood Elementary School PTA. This could greatly increase the amount of funding Cedar Wood receives. Each employer has its own volunteer hour matching policy, so please check with your employer’s Human Resources Department for details.

For a list of some of the employers who match for volunteer hours, please CLICK HERE. For directions on how to submit corporate matching requests for Microsoft or Boeing, please go to: Boeing Info or Microsoft Info. Microsoft will make a donation after you volunteer 10 hours, while Boeing will make a donation after you volunteer 25 hours. Cedar Wood PTA’s EIN# is: 91-1521246.

Donations

Donations made directly to the Cedar Wood PTA are tax-deductible because it is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization. We will issue you a receipt for tax purposes upon request.Also, PTA receives 100% of all donations, whereas it receives a lesser percentage from other fundraisers. When making donations, check with your employer’s Human Resources Department to see if they will match your donation. There is often a minimum amount that they will match (for example, Microsoft and Boeing match donations of $25 or more). See ‘Corporate Matching of Donations’ section above for more information on how Corporate Matching could increase the amount of funding Cedar Wood receives and how to submit those requests.

Grants

This year, the PTA hopes to apply for grants to help improve student programs and activities at Cedar Wood. There are a number of grant opportunities available, especially for non-profit organizations such as Cedar Wood Elementary School PTA. Local companies, foundations and other agencies offer grants. Please check with your employer to see if they offer grants.