Giving Tuesday Now – Let’s Join Together in Support of BSI

giving tuesday now logoDear BSI Families,

We hope you are all managing during this difficult time. Our kids keep telling us how much they miss regular school: their friends, their teachers, and the fun and engaged learning they did together. As we look forward to when they can be together again, we know that next year will bring new challenges.

We anticipate city and state budget cuts that will affect DOE funding. As you know the money we raise this year funds the coming school year. May and June are usually our biggest fundraising months of the year. With the expected cuts from the DOE, PTO funding for the school is more vital than ever. We know many families have been financially impacted by this pandemic and unable to give at this time. If you are still able to give, we ask that you please help keeping the wonderful programs and support that our dollars fund to make BSI such a wonderful and well rounded place for our children.

Tuesday, May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow — a new global day of giving and unity. In addition to supporting charities focused on pandemic relief, we hope you also GIVE what you can to support BSI. We’ve raised only $195,000 of the $526,000 goal for next year. Please DONATE to support your child’s education at BSI next year.

How to donate to BSI: through Zelle or Paypal (to treasurer@bsipto.org), at bsipto.org/donate, and through our Facebook page. If you need to send a check, email us to discuss it first.

Your employer may match donations: Home Depot, Starbucks, Google, UnitedHealth, Verizon and many other companies have generous employee matching donation programs that can double or sometimes triple your donation to BSI. Please get in touch with us if you’d like more information.

We hope you and all of your loved ones are safe and well.

Your Fellow Parents on the PTO Executive Board