That time of year

By George Hunka


You thought I meant Christmas, didn’t you? Alas, no — I mean the end of tax year 2013, and a good time to think about that last-minute donation.

Why not a tax-deductible donation to the PS 150 PTA?

PS 150 depends on the financial support of the PTA. Your dollars pay for essential programs like assistant teachers in every classroom; arts residencies such as storytelling and ballroom dance; new academic programs like Singapore Math; community events and celebrations; and classroom supplies. This year we need to raise $225,000 to continue to fund these and similar programs. To those families who have already made donations, thank you for your support.

Our PTA supplements the school’s budget for each individual child an average amount of $1,500, primarily through our Direct Appeal.

Two of our annual events, Taste of Tribeca and the school auction, take place in the spring, but our Direct Appeal campaign extends throughout the year. Every dollar counts and no amount is too small, but a $600 donation to the Direct Appeal allows us to fund our existing projects and pursue new and exciting initiatives.

Spread out over the year, this is less than the price of a single latte at Starbucks per day.

The most convenient way of making your contribution is to visit  and click on the “Donate” button. You can make your donation all at once or spread it out through the year. And all donations are tax deductible as determined by law.

Or you can leave a check made out to “ps150 PTA” in a sealed envelope in the PTA mailbox at the school or mail it to:

PS 150
Attn: PTA
334 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

Please include your full name and address and the names and grades of your children.

Remember to check with your company to see if your donation is eligible for corporate matching. Tax ID: EX206497. EIN: 13-3652222.

Still doing your holiday shopping online? There are other great and easy ways to support the PTA:

At Go to and click on the button in the top right hand corner before making your purchase, and the PTA will receive 2% of the sale.

At MightyNest: MightyNest is a trusted source of healthy and mindful toys, gifts, and housewares. All of their products are toxin-free, screened to be free of known toxins such as BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead and other heavy metals, melamine, chemical flame retardants, parabens and other harsh chemicals. You can get these products and have 15% of your total purchase donated to PS 150. Sign up today at our MightyNest school page here:

At and Designate PS 150 as your chosen non-profit on this family of websites to earn money for our school. Use as your search engine and the PTA will receive 1¢ per search. Shop online through, book a dinner reservation at, or make holiday plans through, and we will receive a percentage of each sale.

Box Tops 4 Education: When box tops on many General Mills products are handed in, the school earns 10¢ for each one collected. For a complete listing of sponsored products, please visit You can deposit these boxtops in the Boxtops4Education dropbox in the lobby of the school.


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