Fundraising Events at Baldwin

To provide extra enrichment learning opportunities the Baldwin PTA coordinates school-wide events and offers sponsorship opportunities to the community. The PTA estimates it will need to raise about $75,000 during the 2016-2017 school year.

The money the PTA raises is used to support the following programs and activities: books for the school’s Literacy Library; Math Manipulatives and other educational games; additional technology devices and support; FOSS science kits; the Mobile Planetarium experience; Great Leaps reading materials; and much more. Additionally, money raised by the PTA supports several learning-based software programs that have annual subscription costs, as well as a part-time technology teacher.

In order to fund these enrichment programs and activities the PTA raises funds through the following fundraisers:

Baldwin Carnival

The annual fall Carnival is the biggest PTA fundraiser of the year. Numerous activities and games are offered for children and families with the purchase of individual tickets or all-inclusive wristbands.

Baldwin Benefactors

In order to make the process simpler for our key sponsors, the PTA has started a new program this year. Businesses have the opportunity to become a year-long supporter of and partner to Baldwin Elementary. The Benefactor program has tiered levels to provide a sponsorship level for every budget. For a single donation, the business gets great exposure to the Baldwin Elementary community — parents, teachers, staff and students — in meaningful ways throughout the school year.

HEB Gift Card Drive

Baldwin participates in a grocery card cash back program with HEB. The school makes 5 percent on all gift cards sold throughout the year. Families sign up to purchase and receive gift cards on a monthly basis. So for every $100 gift card you buy, HEB gives Baldwin $5.00!

Baldwin Bash

The Baldwin Bash allows Baldwin parents and teachers to gather in the Spring for a night of food and fun. The night includes music and a silent auction. It is a kid free night!

Gifts of Time Auction

Each year, teachers and staff donate their time to be auctioned off. Events include ice cream date with a teacher, front row seats at the music shows, principal or coach for a day. The Auction takes place over the course of a week. And, it takes place online if parents can’t make into the school.

Restaurant/Spirit Nights

Several local restaurants and businesses donate a percentage of sales from Baldwin customers back to the school. Families are encouraged to patronize these restaurants/businesses on the advertised nights!

Baldwin Brick Pavers

Brick Pavers, engraved with your student’s name, will be installed at the front entrance to Baldwin!

Amazon

Amazon contributes to Baldwin Elementary in two ways. If you click on the affiliate link, Amazon will donate up to seven percent of your purchase to the school. Or, when you shop at www.smile.amazon.com and select "PTA Texas Congress Ross Baldwin Elementary" as your charity, Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchase to the school.

Simply Giving

The "Simply Giving" program is for parents, teachers and community members who want to support Baldwin with an easy one-time or recurring credit card payment. You can support Baldwin and earn points from your credit card company at the same time. The recurring payment can be set to occur monthly or on a schedule that works for you. A thank you tax deduction letter will be sent at the end of each calendar year.

To raise the funds necessary, the PTA needs its entire community to get involved and participate in the success of our school. You can volunteer your time, your money, and your contacts.

Interested in getting involved? We have opportunities to fit everyone – year round, one time, big, small. Every dollar donated or minute volunteered helps our Baldwin Bobcats!

Questions? Contact our Vice President for Fundraising at fundraising@baldwinpta.org