Help Support Hillcrest School
If you made tax-deductible donations to the Hillcrest PTA, our federal tax ID# is 94-6172363
One of the things that makes Hillcrest such a great place is the total family involvement in the school. Everyone gets into the spirit by participating in a variety of different annual fund-raisers held to benefit the Hillcrest community. Whether you prefer to participate more actively (by volunteering your time) or passively (by contributing money, goods or services), there is something that everyone can do and we need all the help we can get, so please get involved! Read below to learn about our biggest fundraising events and how you can participate:
Benefit for Hillcrest
The annual benefit, held every fall, is the primary source of funding to underwrite the costs of our computer lab, librarian, music and art education programs, physical education sessions, teachers’ aides and more. The event is full of glamour, glitter and lots of glorious auction items. To read more about the benefit or to find out the names of the winning bidders, visit the benefit website.
The Hillcrest Walkathon takes place in the spring and is the school’s second largest fundraiser. But calling it a "walkathon" probably isn’t doing it justice. It is also a community event that includes a small carnival full of games, activities, great food and more, so when the kids aren’t walking laps, there are many activities to become involved in. The Walkathon is the kids' way to support the school; they go door-to-door and get their neighbors, families and friends to support them in their efforts to give back to the school. For more information about the Walkathon or to volunteer to help out with this fun event, visit the Walkathon web pages.
Scrip is an easy way for you to support Hillcrest. It requires no change in your buying habits and costs nothing extra. What is it? It’s a resource for fundraising where participating business partners contribute a percentage of grocery, credit card and debit/ATM card purchases to the group of your choice. For e-Scrip, you simply have to register online and designate Hillcrest School PTA as the beneficiary. Once you register, a percentage of the purchases you make with local grocers like Safeway or other merchants will go to benefit our school. Please see the Scrip/Retail Programs page for ways in which you can paritipcate.
Annual Donation Letter
At the beginning of each school year, the PTA sends out a letter to all the parents of enrolled students asking for a suggested donation of $250 per child. While it is not mandatory that parents donate on behalf of their children, it is one of the largest sources of funds for the school and critical to help fund PTA-sponsored items and events. It may seem like a lot, but compared to the private school alternative it’s a small price to pay. If you're not sure whether you've donated yet or not this year, or would like more information about the annual donation letter drive, please contact PTA President Sharon Murphy.