Holiday Giving at Grattan
Mon, Dec 14 9:10am
Dear Grattan Families -
 
As we look down the final stretch before winter break, we are feeling particularly thankful for this wonderful community.  During this difficult time, we have stepped up to give to those most in need in our community, to shower our teachers with thanks, and to support the programs we love most at our school.  For those who are still looking to give this holiday season, here is a list of current giving opportunities at Grattan:  
 
1.  Secret Snowman
We are filling an Amazon WISHLIST to support our families in the Grattan community. As a community we are requesting YOUR help! The Amazon Wishlist is linked here. You can also search “Grattan Secret Snowman 2020” under Find a List or Registry. You can anonymously purchase the gift requested (sizes have been indicated), donate money towards a purchase via our GoFundMe page, or simply donate a gift card for a family. Tax donation letters are available. Please ensure all gifts and cards are delivered to the school (165 Grattan St, San Francisco, CA, 94117) by Wednesday, December 16. Reach out to Ms. Toni with questions.
 
2.  Holiday Staff Gift Fund
Each year, Grattan comes together as a community to give each and every staff member and teacher a cash gift. We ask families who want to give their teachers something special at the holidays to donate to a pool organized by the PTA rather than buy individual gifts. This approach allows families to support everyone who helps make Grattan such a special place for our kids, from the homeroom teachers to the staff who work behind the scenes. This cash gift is absolutely optional and we welcome any amount that is meaningful to your family. We understand that financial situations have shifted for many families and we do not want anyone to feel obligated to contribute. Please know that sending love via cards or in whatever way you choose is just as much appreciated!
If you choose to contribute, Vivian Chang and Mari Becker are collecting funds via Venmo (@Mari-Becker) and PayPal (vwchang@me.com), and then will work with Ms. Walter to distribute funds to teachers and staff. The contribution deadline is December 15. Thank you for your generosity!  
 
3.  Grattan's GoFundMe
This fund has already contributed to grocery cards, rent help, and Thanksgiving dinners for those in need in our community.  We are so grateful for the community's generosity towards our GoFundMe campaign. To date, we've raised and distributed over $11,000 from this fund. We will continue this campaign throughout the school year if we are able.  Please consider donating if you are able. We are thankful for the generosity and support of this community.   
 

4. The Annual Campaign

Thanks to all of you, our Annual Campaign is gaining steam with $65,210 raised this month!  1st and 3rd grade took the lead with more than 30% participation.  That means lots pies went flying!  

Please consider the Grattan PTA as you plan your end of year giving, Grattan relies on this fund for crucial school services like math and reading help, classroom libraries, community activities and a 4th/5th teacher. 

 

In Gratitude, 

The PTA