Ways to Donate
Students at Washington Elementary enjoy many enrichment programs including gardening, art, music, movement, science and PE. As well funded as Berkeley schools are, these programs are only possible with donations from families and the community. Below are the four annual fundraisers, which provide many opportunities for students and parents to get involved and support these important programs.
The Washington Fund is our annual campaign to support PTA-funded programs. This begins on the first day of school and runs through Sept. 30.
Spring Party and Fun(d)raiser
This is an annual adults-only event, happening in March. The PTA provides offsite childcare while adults enjoy great food and drinks and bid on auction items.
Every fall, students collect sponsors and then walk, skip or run around the blacktop during the Walkathon event on Oct. 18th.
Much like the Walkathon, kids collect sponsors and then read, read, read! This year’s Readathon takes place April 21-29.
Support Washington While You Shop
You may not realize but many businesses will donate to schools while you shop! Simply register at these sites and start earning money for Washington!
Shop at goodeggs between Oct 1 and Nov 30 and earn 5% for Washington! Visit schools.goodeggs.com and enter the code ‘gorhinos’ to sign up. New customers get $20 off their first order. Shop goodeggs for local favorites, meal kits, fresh produce and everyday staples. Goodeggs offers flexible delivery seven days a week and same-day delivery!
Shop at Sports Basement and sign up to be a Basementeer, or if you are already signed up, be sure to identify Washington Elementary as your charitable organization. Sports Basement donates 10% of profits to charities at the end of the year, and the more people who identify Washington as their charity, the larger sum of money we get at the end of the year. Be sure you ask at check out next time you are there. Plus you get a discount of your purchase--it's a win win!
Register at smile.amazon.com and select “Washington Elementary PTA” (Berkeley, CA) as your charity. Then 0.5% of your Amazon.com purchases will go to Washington. All of your regular Amazon.com account settings will carry over. Don’t forget though, each time you shop you must shop through smile.amazon.com to get our school credit!