2017-2018 Direct Appeal

Dear Members of the Q300 Family and Friends,Donate Now!

Welcome to the new school year!

The Q300 PTA is launching our annual Direct Appeal fundraising campaign. That means it’s time to ask the families of Q300 to make their annual tax-deductible donations to the Q300 PTA. For a complete accounting of the ways the Q300 PTA spends your donations please download the 2017-2018 Direct Appeal FAQs. If you have questions or comments about the Direct Appeal please email us at directappeal@q300pta.org.

What is it and why is it important?Your donation will benefit our kids

The Direct Appeal is the PTA’s most important annual fundraiser. It accounts for over 77% of the money raised by the PTA. Nearly 100% of the money goes directly to help cover the funding gap that exists between the cost of the enriched education our kids receive and government funding. The Department of Education (DOE) does not provide extra funding to Q300 for its G&T status and Q300 does not receive Federal Title I assistance.

So we come together as a community to help raise the funds to pay for crucial enrichment programs, services, and staff at Q300. Things like a year long music program for grades K-4 provided by Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and a semester long video production program for grades 6-8 provided by Franklin Furnace Arts. See the Direct Appeal FAQs for the full enrichments plan details.

How much should I give?

What if my family cant afford anything near the suggested amountWe ask families to give (or otherwise raise money) as generously as they can. The PTA develops fundraising goals to make up the difference between government Were all in this together - your participation makes a differencefunding and the money needed for Q300’s programs and services.

For the lower grades, which have teaching assistants, we suggest $1,500 per student.

For middle school grades, which don’t have teaching assistants, the suggested amount is $1,000 per student.

Please give or raise an amount that is right for your family. We strive for 100% participation. Every contribution matters, whatever the size. Many potential PTA funders consider family participation a key factor in deciding whether to give grants. By participating in the Direct Appeal you show potential funders that we are a motivated and engaged community.

How can I help ensure that we meet our goals to help our kids?

monthly credit card payments make it easier on your financesMake a contribution to the Direct Appeal!

Cash or check:
Fill out a Direct Appeal donation form and include it with your check. Put it in your kid’s communications folder or mail it to the Q300 PTA c/o the school.

Credit cards:
All credit card gifts are processed below via Paypal. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to give. Credit card donations are convenient and appreciated, but we do incur fees when processing so we still prefer a check. Sign up for smaller monthly installments to make it easier on your bank account. PayPal calls it a “subscription.” Use the MONTHLY GIFT TOOL below to set up a 10 month installment gift plan.

Does the suggested per-student donation level not fit into your family’s budget? Consider the “Cup of Coffee” pledge level. How much do you spend on coffee each month? There are 180 school days in the year. If you were to buy Q300 a decent medium sized cup of coffee on each school day for $2.77 that would add up to a total donation of $500.

Make your donation by credit card below
There are 3 ways to do it…

Donate Suggested
Per-Child Amount

One Time Payment
Donate a Different Amount MONTHLY GIFT TOOL
(9 monthly Payments)

$1,500 Donation per
Elementary School Student

$1,000 Donation per Middle School Student

Donate any amount
as a one-time gift
or set up monthly gifts
of any amount you choose.

Choose one of the preset giving levels below

Student(s) Name and Grade(s)


The Q300 Parent-Teacher Association, Inc. (EIN: 47-2258209) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your charitable contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information see, our IRS Letter of Determination.

If you have any questions, please email fundraising@q300pta.org.