Frequently Asked Questions about the Envelope Drive
Q: What if I never received or can’t find the bright yellow envelope or donation form?
A: A donation form is available on the PTA website. We accept envelopes of any color – just make sure to clearly label your envelope with child’s name, grade and teacher and return to the main office between October 16-27.
Q: Where do I turn in our yellow envelope and donation form?
A: Please return your envelopes between October 16-27 to the main office or to a designated PTA volunteer that will be stationed in the under-cover area before school. Please do not turn them in to your teachers.
Q: I have two kids at Clyde Hill but only want to write one check, what do I do?
A: Include the donation in one check, and put in one envelope. But PLEASE turn in both envelopes. There is a box on the Envelope’s label to indicate that your donation is being sent in with a different card/child. (You can donate online too! Just remember to return your envelopes!)
Q: Why is the Envelope Drive our major fundraiser?
A: The Envelope Drive is extremely cost-friendly and easy fundraising model with high returns. It is also a chance for the entire Clyde Hill Community to be involved. (It costs approx. $200 to run the entire fundraiser and ALL donations go straight to Annual Fund!)
Q: Why only two weeks? (Oct 16-27)
A: The two week focus is to keep everyone engaged and GET IT DONE! You are, of course, welcome to contribute money to the Annual Fund at other times of the year, but it works best for the PTA if you can make your commitment now.
Monthly payment installments are a provided option as well. Just check the appropriate box on the back of the pledge card. *And please check if your company has a matching program!
Q: What is the overall goal?
A: Our goal is 100% participation – we want to hear from everyone in the Clyde Hill Elementary community, even if your returned envelope does not include a contribution.
From a monetary perspective, the goal is to raise enough money to cover current PTA expenses: $275,000. This comes to approximately $450 per student (not per family). Please donate what you can.
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