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:

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 classroom supplies, enrichment programs, campus beautification, student assemblies, and many other necessities, as well as some larger-scale needs like a new sound system in the gym.

The national average for per-pupil expenditures for 2021-22 fall enrollment was $15,047. North Carolina’s expenditures per pupil were $11,651. Overall average teacher salary in the state was reported as $54.517, placing North Carolina 34th in the nation. The average national teacher salary was $64,133. (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. 


Do you own or work for a company that would be interested in donating gift cards, food, beverages, or the like to our events? If so, the PTA works to put on a number of annual events to support our teachers and students and to enhance our community. The success of these events is from our amazing volunteers and donations from local community organizations. This can also be a great way to promote your business/company – such as offering a gift card to be raffled for Staff Appreciation Week! Please reach out via email if you'd like to contribute.

Ways to donate


Cash or Check

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