Brooklyn New School PTA Fundraising

One of the most important functions of the Brooklyn New School PTA is the creation and execution of fundraising events, as well as community building activities that support our children & our school.

Here is a list of fundraising and community building activities. There are so many opportunities to help and become an active member of the BNS community.


 

No contribution is too small!

The goal for 2015-2016 BNS Annual Appeal is to raise $250,000; the BNS PTA budget for this academic year is $254,000. Our fundraising efforts are coordinated through the BNS PTA as well as our 501(c)3 tax entity, "Friends of BNS-BCS." We are asking families who are in a position to do so to give $1,500 for one enrolled child and $2,500 for two or more enrolled children.


Corporate Matching Grants Programs

Did you know there was an easy and painless way to bring thousands of additional dollars to BNS to support our school! BNS is already working with several companies that match employee donations, dollar for dollar. Perhaps your company can do the same?

If you work for a company that has a matching gift program, your cash donation may be eligible to be matched by your employer.

Most large corporations encourage charitable giving and are willing to match, dollar for dollar, the amount of money that you donate to the Brooklyn New School through the Friends of BNS-BCS. Some employers will even match employee contributions to a greater degree.

Companies that are currently participating in Corporate Matching Programs with BNS:

  • Capital One Bank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • The Gap
  • New York Life
  • ING
  • Verizon

Please consult the human resources department of your corporation for more information, or use the Double The Donation search box below find out if your company has a corporate matching grant program.

 

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One Time or Recurring Online:

One-Time Donation/Installment Plan

  • You can make a single donation and pay in installments (up to 12 months).  Now a donation to BNS can fit all family budgets.  Pay as much as you can and take as long as you like! 
  • Recurring Giving Campaign
    Make monthly, quarterly, or annual donations which will be charged automatically to your credit or debit card, through  NYCharities.org.  If you select this option, you will be registering to make a credit card donation every month, every 3 months, or every year. After you complete this initial donation, future donations will be charged automatically to your credit card. For example, if you choose to make a recurring monthly donation of $5.00, your next donation of $5.00 will be automatically charged to your card on the 15th day of the following month from today.

 It is Fast & Easy!

Step 1: After clicking the button on the right, select "One Time Donation" or "Recurring Donation" (See definitions below)
Step 2: Choose the Beneficiary (Indicate "BNS" or "Both Schools")
Step 3: Desigate Your Gift!! (e.g. Annual Appeal Donation, Apple-Fest Purchase, EDDS Purchase, etc.).  If this is your first installment of a recurring donation please state whether it is monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
Step 4: Enter credit/debit card payment information
Donate Now

Important Notices:

 - ALL ONLINE TRANSACTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A 3% CHARGE BY NYCHARITIES.  WHENEVER POSSIBLE, PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYMENTS TO "FRIENDS OF BNS-BCS" WITH  "BNS PTA" IN THE MEMO FIELD.

Checks should be mailed to the school or directly placed in the secure BNS PTA drop-box in the Main Office, Room 206.


Purchase BNS Merchandise Also participate in

 

http://www.BNStore.org

 

  • Bake Sales
  • Flower Sales
  • Picture Day
  • Raffle Tickets
  • Wreaths, Xmas Trees, etc.

 


MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Apple-Fest (October)

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Community building and fundraising right in our own backyard, Apple-Fest is BNS's annual, fall festival.  A daytime, family-friendly celebration featuring games, arts and crafts, fantastic food and drinks, a book sale, various vendors, a flea market, music and fun.  Invite your friends, spend the day, and help BNS and BCS have a great year.

Eat, Drink, Dance, Shop (May)

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EDDS is BNS's and BCS's spring, adults-only night out featuring an online auction followed by a live auction, a delicious dinner catered by area restaurants, a gymnasium transformed into a magical theme park that changes from year to year, wine, beer, and cocktail tastings, a DJ, and a dance contest.  Leave the children at home and be sure to come out to this hip, not to be missed, party where you can walk away with a treasure trove of goods.


SHOPPING

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support BNS every time you shop, at no cost to you. If you have not already picked Friends of BNS-BCS as your designated charity, CLICK HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to set it up.

USE THE LINK BELOW AND CHOOSE FRIENDS OF THE BKLYN NEW SCHOOL- BKLYN SCHOOL FOR COLLAB STUDIES!!!

SMILE.AMAZON.COM

TELL

Grandparents
Aunts / Uncles
Friends
Landlords
Co-workers
Flight Attendants

Fairway Community Partner Program

 

BNS is part of the Fairway Community Partner Program. By participating in the program, 3% of any purchases you make in the store will go to BNS. The card is accepted at all Fairway locations.

CLICK HERE for instrucrtions on how you can get your own card and participate.


Target's Take Charge of Education Program (5% savings for you, plus 1% of purchase to BNS!)

Visit www.Target.com/tcoe to designate PS 146 Brooklyn New School (Target School ID # 78058)

or call 1-800-316-6142


Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $400 million since 1996. You can earn cash for your child’s school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Box Tops also offers easy ways to earn even more cash for your school by shopping online.

Join Box Tops for Education: http://www.boxtops4education.com/learn/whyjoin.aspx

Shop at Box Tops for Education: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/marketplace/Default.aspx