NEWS & REMINDERS
November 8, 2022
Welcome to November! This month we focus on Building Community and Community Giving, at Imai and beyond. Read on below for more details on these opportunities to support others in need AND to strengthen your ties within our school community:
- Corporate Giving (esp. for Googlers!) to Castro Elementary PTA
- Volunteer Hour Grants: Your Time = Additional donations from major employers
- International Potluck at Imai next Wednesday, Nov 16
- Imai PTA Association Meeting next Wednesday, Nov 16
CORPORATE GIVING (especially for Googlers!) for Castro PTA: From November 7 thru 18, Google Employees are provided $400 for charity contributions to the nonprofit of their choice. Imai PTA is partnering with the Castro Elementary PTA to encourage Google employees to directing their charitable donation to this local PTA in significant need.
Castro Elementary has a very small PTA with families that are working hard to create more opportunities for their students. Unfortunately its fundraising efforts have been severely impacted by the pandemic in recent years and they are struggling to recover and create more opportunities at their school.
We hope you'll consider supporting them through corporate giving and other means. Castro PTA will show up on Benevity beginning next Monday, Nov. 14.
VOLUNTEER HOUR GRANTS: Many large employers provide volunteer hour grants to nonprofit organizations where their employees volunteer their time. For example, Microsoft employees can be granted $25/hour for each volunteer hour worked. If you've volunteered at school with our book fair, as a room parent, or as a Project Cornerstone reader, don't forget to look into these volunteer hour grants for Imai PTA!
INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK / United Against Hate: Imai Elementary is hosting an international potluck at 5pm next Wednesday, Nov. 16 to honor and celebrate our diversity and to encourage families to break bread together. We also hope to provide additional support to Castro school and families via a Giving Tree at this event. Bring a dish, and get more acquainted with others in the Imai Elementary family! Watch for more details in the Imai Gazette emailed on Wednesday afternoon.
IMAI PTA GENERAL MEETING next Wednesday evening: After the potluck next Wednesday (Nov 17), stick around and join us in person (in the MUR) for our next general meeting of Imai PTA at 7:00pm. We'll have activities to occupy the kids in the back! Our agenda will include updates from Principal Siam and other PTA officers PLUS discussion of community-building events thru the 2nd trimester, the kickoff of our Spring Walkathon planning committee, and a summary of Auction and Book Fair results.
More meeting details coming soon via Konstella and the Gazette.
Have a great week!