What is the Write-A-Check Campaign?  a. The Write-A-Check Campaign is our school’s largest and most important fundraiser. Instead of asking you and your children to sell products like wrapping paper, candy, and magazines, we ask you to simply write a check. By not using a fundraising company our school benefits from 100% of the funds you donate.

Why do we need to raise money for the school?  a. The tax dollars we pay do not all go directly to the school your child attends. Tax revenues are distributed across LISD and a portion goes to the state to fund underfunded school districts. In order to provide our children with the enrichment programs and educational supplements YOU choose through the PTA, we must ask for contributions from our PRIDE.

What is the recommended donation?  a. We suggest a starting point of $10 per child. Give with your heart. We welcome ANY size donation. Everyone’s circumstances are different and no donation is too small.

What is the goal for this year?  a. Our goal for this year is $10,000.00.

Is this donation tax deductible?  a. Jim Plain Elementary PTA is a registered 501( c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN is 30-0364528. Donations may be tax deductible. Check with your tax specialist for your specific situation.

Do you accept matching funds from employers?  a. Yes! If your employer matches charitable contributions we have no deadline for these donations. Check with your Human Resources Department for their matching fund guidelines. Most employers will provide you with a matching form to provide us.