You may also contact a specific program Chairs directly with questions or comments.
PTA Fundraising include:
- Box Tops for Education - Lori Hall
- Carnival- Bobbie Cunningham
- Family Dine Out Nights
- Gator "Goo" Fest
- Grant Writer
- Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser - Michelle Mendoza
There are several "effortless" ways to make a difference and raise money for Gates Elementary, known as "effortless fundraising!" Everyone can help make it happen! If you have any questions or other effortless fundraising ideas, please contact Fundraising Chair at fundraising.gatespta@gmail.
What is AmazonSmile?AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Gates PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Clip this logo from products like Kleenex and Cheerios and send then into school with your child. turn them in at designated times throughout the school year (in January and May). Gates receives 10 cents for each Box Top. Get grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends involved. Ask them to save their boxtops! For questions regarding this specific fundraiser email Lori Hall, Box Top for Education Fundraising Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you shop online through Amazon, Home Depot or Target? These are just a few of the online sites that are available on GoodShop, where a percentage of your purchases could automatically be donated to Gates. To get started visit http://www.goodsearch.com/ and scroll to the bottom to click DOWNLOAD NOW. (Gates receives a penny per online search, but the real donations come from online shopping.) Once you've added the GoodSearch toolbar and designated Gates as your charity, GoodShop will be easily accessible. If you start your online shopping from the GoodSearch webpage our school will receive 1-5% of your purchases.
If your computer does not allow the GoodSearch toolbar to be added at this time, you can still use GoodShop for your online shopping. Just visit http://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop.aspx and designates Gates from there. Then start on the GoodShop website whenever you are shopping online. With the holiday shopping season upon us, this could bring in much needed funds for our school. Please take the time to explore this beneficial tool!
Ralphs Community Contribution
Earn easy money for Gates! Associate your Ralphs Rewards account to Gates Elementary and start earning money now. We now have over 1000 students at our school – just think if every family participated? Get grandma and grandpa to sign up too! (NOTE: Existing participants need to re-enroll each year.) Please take the time to join this valuable program! If you don’t know your Ralphs Rewards card number, call 800-660-9003.
Sign Up Now – www.ralphs.com
1. Click "Create an account " (new customers)
2. Click "Sign In"
3. Click My Ralphs
4. scroll down to Community Contribution
5. scroll down, click the button “enroll”
6. search Gates Elementary by name, or enter DN593
7. Save Changes
Spreebird is a deal-a-day website business that features great offers on restaurants, shows, events, spas and services at extremely reduced rates. Gates receives a 10 percent donation from any deals purchased with an email linked to Gates. Go to spreebird.com click on "sign in", then “sign up here”, enter your information and click “Join”. Then choose Ralph A. Gates Elementary as your designated school. (School zipcode is 92630.)
If you are doing your shopping online... please do so using this method the site donates a portion of proceeds to Gates Elementary PTA. You have access to the same major sites from which you would normally order like Amazon, Apple Store and Barns & Noble
Your shopping will earn a contribution towards Gates Elementary PTA.