BEARS CAMPAIGN   

Brinker PTA spends almost $20,000 annually on programs that directly impact each and every student at Brinker Elementary. Your generous donation allows us to continue to offer these high quality activities, programs and resources to enhance our students educational experience.  Our goal is to raise enough money during this campaign to fund and support all of our programs and wish list items. As our PTA programs impact each and every student, we are aiming for 100% participation!  We encourage you to find a level that fits your budget.  Remember that every donation is 100% tax deductible.

Brinker Yard Sign 2020-2021 for Gold Level (and above) Donors

Click HERE to donate to our Bears Campaign

DONATION LEVELS

Bronze Bear: $25

- 1 entry into our $100 Amazon Gift Card Drawing

- 1 student PTA membership ($9 value) click HERE for more information on our student memberships 

 

Silver Bear: $50

- 2 entries into our $100 Amazon Gift Card Drawing

- 1 student PTA membership ($9 value) click HERE for more information on our student memberships 

 

Gold Bear: $100

- 3 entries into our $100 Amazon Gift Card Drawing

- 2020-2021 Brinker Yard Sign 

 

Platinum Bear: $250+

- 4 entries into our $100 Amazon Gift Card Drawing

- 2020-2021 Brinker Yard Sign 

- Use of the Brinker Marquee for 1 day to display a personal message

- Books donated to the Brinker library in your family's name ($45 value)

 

 

A few examples of programs provided with PTA funds include:

Arts Education Enrichment

Author Visits

Performing Arts performances

Health and Wellness programs

Field Trips

Family Picnic

Field Day

STEM Enrichment

Brinker Bash

Classroom Technology

Classroom Parties

Student and Teacher Resources

and much more...

Our traditional PTA programs are currently on hold BUT your contributions to Brinker PTA are already spent in this new learning environment in these ways:

  • Purchased lanyards to keep masks secure for all 600 students.
  • Back-to-School Safety Care Packages for all teachers.
  • Working on funding the purchase of sanitary water bottle filling stations throughout the school.
  • Working with the PE department to purchase individual PE equipment and fund healthy lifestyle programs for all students whether they are learning from home or face-to-face. 
  • And more as need arises...

 

Corporate Matching Gifts

Another opportunity to make your donation go even further is to see if your employer has a matching gift program.  These programs allow an employee to make a donation to a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, such as Brinker PTA, and the employer will match that donation. This can dramatically increase the impact your gift makes for the Brinker PTA. These companies recognize the importance of private support of a nonprofit and offer this benefit to their employees (active or retired), directors or spouses. The entire gift (your contribution and your employer’s matching gift) is credited towards your donation level in our Bears Campaign (Note: a company’s matching gift is credit for Brinker PTA only and not for tax purposes). Check with your company’s Human Resources Department to see if your company offers this benefit.

 

How to make a matching gift:

Step One: Make your gift to the Brinker PTA Bears Campaign.

Step Two: Complete a matching gift form provided by your company.

Step Three: Submit the completed form to Brinker PTA’s VP of Fundraising

Contact Melanie Mityas at mmityas@brinkerpta.org for more Bears Campaign information.