The MES PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (Tax Id #56-1976886). Unless otherwise specified, general monetary contributions throughout the year are used to fund initiatives such as supplemental instructional materials for classrooms, art and community building programs, and other areas of enrichment for our school.
Types of Donations
You can make an open/general donation or you can specify where you want your dollars to go:
Families Helping Families
General PTA Fund
Why does the pta need cash donations?
Simply put, our school is underfunded and school community members who can help financially can make a big difference for our students, teachers, and staff. Our PTA pays for science kits, eyeglasses, school supplies, and many other necessities, as well as for some larger scale needs like construction projects on campus.
During the 2019-2020 School year, national average per pupil spending was $13,657. In North Carolina, that number was much less at only $10,632. Worse, over the past decade per pupil spending has actually gone down in NC by 6%, making our state one of the lowest ranked in the country for education funding. Our teacher pay is 33rd in the country, and our teacher pay is well below average. (See more info at Public Schools First NC).
Your donations help ensure that our teachers and staff don't dig into their own pockets to buy school necessities, and that enrichment is within the reach of EVERY student in our school community.
Can i donate items to the school?
Often times teachers will request items. Sometimes this could be classroom supplies, sometimes it might be something as simple as a kickball for recess play. Room parents will communicate this via email. If, however, you have something that you think the school could use, please tell us via email, and we'll see if it fills a school need. You can also peruse the MES Wish Lists to see if there is something needed by a teacher, staff member or interventionist.
Ways to donate
To contribute non-monetary donations, please reach out to the MES PTA Executive Board. If your company has a matching donations initiative, please consider adding the MES PTA to this program.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
PTA North Carolina Congress
McDougle Elementary School PTA
890 Old Fayetteville Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Tax ID# 56-1976886