Fundraisers that support McKee PTA
PTA spends about $55 per student in order to provide all of our programs and activities throughout the year. The fundraising activities listed below provide the vast majority of the funds that we need for the year.
We sincerely appreciate your support, and we hope that this list will help you plan out your year and will allow you to decide which events/activities are most suited to your family.
2020-2021 Goal: On Hold
In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the PTA has chosen to place large scale fundraising on hold.
The annual Walk-a-Thon is a fun, healthy, fundraising event for McKee PTA. McKee students are asked to gather family and friends to sponsor them as they walk laps around our soccer field. This is a great way to donate to the PTA without having to buy anything!
The event is held during the school day. Different grades are assigned time slots for their walk. Families are welcome to attend and walk with their children for an additional donation of only $5!
100% of every donation goes to the PTA!
Throughout the year
Every year, the PTA holds a Spiritwear sale for students and parents to purchase West Allegheny apparel and other Spiritwear items. Stock up on items for the various Spirit days at school throughout the year!
Our first Spiritwear Sale is complete!
Delivery is expected for the week of October 26. 2020
October - March
Every year, McKee PTA holds Sarris Candies fund-raisers. We traditionally have a sale in November for Christmas items. Depending on the success of our other fundraisers for the year, we sometimes also hold another Sarris sale again in the Spring for Easter items. Please take this opportunity to stock up on Sarris Candies and support the McKee PTA at the same time.
In response to the COVID-19 concerns, our Sarris Sale will be ongoing from October through March. Sarris Candies has worked with us and is currently offering FREE SHIPPING!
Each year, the PTA sponsors an exciting, prize-filled evening of Bingo for all McKee students and their families. While enjoying a fun night out with the family, you can also support the PTA!
Volunteer opportunities include event
planning and coordination, soliciting donations, baking cookies, working the event, and donating auction/prize items.
This Year's Event Details
Currently we are expecting that this event will not occur this year.
Other ways to support McKee PTA
In addition to our school fundraisers, there are other ways to earn money for McKee by just shopping as you normally do. By taking a few minutes to register some of your Loyalty Cards, you can earn money for McKee every day!
Box Tops are worth 10¢ for McKee PTA. We can use Box Tops cash to support our programs. (Click the Box Tops icon above or the button below for a list of products that have Box Tops on them.)
There are now two ways to earn money from Box Tops:
- Clip Box Tops from products you use every day and send them into school with your child. Put them in a bag or attach them to a Collection Sheet. Just be sure to put your Child's Teacher Name on the bag/sheet so that the class will get credit.
Scan your store receipts that contain Box Tops products on them into the Box Tops app. This must be done within 2 weeks of purchase. Be sure to click 'Give Credit' and enter your Child's Teacher Name. (Search 'BTFE' in the App Store or Google Play Store.)
Buy and Sell Gently Used Clothing
Clean out your closet and earn money for McKee (not the PTA) at the same time! Schoola is an Online Consignment Shop. Donate gently used clothes. When they are sold, 40% of the proceeds from the sale of your clothes will be sent to the school that you select. To participate, request a postage-free bag by visiting schoola.com. Click ‘Schools’ from the top menu, then select ‘Donate Clothes’. Once you receive the bag, fill it with used clothing, and return it to Schoola. (Note that because it is a Consignment Shop, they request brand-name clothes in good condition so that they can be resold.)
Contact: Karen Fittipaldo (email@example.com)
Login to the McKee Amazon Smile page, then just shop Amazon as you normally would. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to McKee PTA.
And for those of us that keep forgetting to use the McKee Smile page...now you can install a Browser Extension that will automatically take you to Amazon Smile whenever you login to Amazon!!!
Register your Giant Eagle Card!
Register your Shop 'n Save Card!
Earn points for PTA Assemblies! Simply link your Perks Card to McKee Elementary (Code 080). Then, just swipe your Perks Card anytime you shop at SHOP 'n SAVE and your purchases will be automatically added to your school's total. Once we earn 125,000 points, McKee students will get one free assembly!
Contact: Amber Adamson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shop at Mighty Nest
Support your family’s healthy lifestyle while raising money for McKee (not the PTA)! Visit www.mightynest.com to buy lunch gear, reusable bottles, pure body care, green cleaning, kitchenware and more! MightyNest will donate 15% of every purchase to McKee. And there’s free shipping on orders over $50!
Contact: Karen Fittipaldo (email@example.com)