WVPTO Annual Direct Donation Drive Fundraiser officially kicks off today!
Wed, Mar 8 12:05pm

The annual West Valley Parent Teacher Organization (WVPTO) Direct Donation Drive officially kicks off this week! Due to missed fundraisers during the pandemic, we have been operating at a deficit despite trimming costs and using funds from savings in order to avoid cutting major programs the last few years. This year, Direct Donation is crucial in putting us back on track with a balanced budget.

What the WVPTO Funds

Funds raised by this direct ask campaign will be used to support the majority of the WVPTO budget for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Money raised during this campaign will help fund the continuation of:

  • K-5 Art Program with certified Art Teacher ~$47,000
  • 2 Instructional Aides providing Intervention Support ~$50,000
  • Additional hours for Librarian and Technology Media Specialist ~$34,000
  • K-5 Recess 101 Program (CUSD covers approx. other half) ~$25,000
  • K-3 Music Program (CUSD covers 4-5 Music) ~$14,000
  • $500 per classroom to be used at teacher’s discretion ~$8,000
  • Community events like Movie Nights, Family Science Night, Multicultural Festival ~$5,000

Our Campaign Goals

Our goal is to raise $125,000 by April 12th, and we need your help. The programs listed above are dependent on the success of this campaign. The suggested donation amount is $500 per family with one student, plus $250 for each additional student at West Valley. Please donate what you can – every donation and any amount is appreciated and makes a difference. We are striving for 100% participation from current and incoming West Valley families.

How to Donate

The WVPTO is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. To donate, please choose one of the following options:

  • Drop off or mail a check payable to WVPTO: Print and complete the paper donation form, attach your check, and drop it off in the WVPTO Box in the front office or mail to:
    • WVPTO, P.O. Box 2032, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Donate online via credit card: Fill out the online donation form and follow the link at the end to pay via secure credit card transaction. You may choose a one-time payment or an installment plan over a selected number of months.
  • Corporate Match Program: Donate through your company’s corporate match program. This may be through a third party site such as Benevity, BrightFunds, EasyMatch, YourCause, etc. Check your internal company website or with your HR department for more details. Please also fill out the online donation form so we can properly record and allocate the matching donation.

Corporate Matching is a great way to bring additional funds to our school at no extra cost to you. To find out more, please visit our Corporate Match page at www.wvpto.org/corporate-match-faq or check with your employer’s HR department.

If you have any questions, please contact the Direct Donation Drive Coordinator via the email address below or visit www.wvpto.org/ddd. Thank you for supporting our school!

WVPTO Board | fundraising@wvpto.org | www.wvpto.org | Tax ID: 46-5663137