Multi Purpose Room Fundraising
About MPR Fundraiser
As Mattos enrollment grows, the need for our campus to accommodate more students also grows. Mattos is in Phase 2 of construction which includes building an MPR (Multi-purpose room) designed to serve a variety of programming and functional purposes. Indoor capacity of the MPR will not be conducive for holding events & performances for the whole school, which is ideal for our learning community model. For this reason, the Mattos PTA has set a goal to raise $33K, which is needed to build an outdoor stage attached to the exterior of the MPR.
The MPR Outdoor Stage will:
Allow for the whole school community (students, families and staff) to gather together at once.
Help students develop their confidence and leadership skills through public speaking and performance opportunities.
Be used for school community meetings and forums.
Tree of Life
Once the proposed stage is built, we will install a beautiful donor recognition Tree of Life on the outside wall of the MPR so that it will be visible to everyone in the community. As a sponsor, your name (or the name of your business) can be engraved on a bronze, silver, or gold leaf on our donor recognition Tree of Life. This testament of your generosity will be on display and viewed by new families every year.
Bronze Level : $300-999
Silver Level: $1000-4999
Gold Level: $5000+
Thanks to the generosity of our Mattos
families & the MCEE grant that we were awarded, we have raised $18,000 towards the MPR Outdoor
Stage & $9,300 towards Regular PTA budget so far!
We are extremely grateful to have such a caring
and dedicated community. If you still want to make
a donation, you can always submit it online or to
the school office during school working hours.
What is the regular PTA fund and what is the Mattos Outdoor Stage Fundraiser?
In the regular fund, your donation supports wonderful programs, events, and field trips and this year would include things like:
Virtual Field Trips
Virtual Enrinchment Progrmas
School Supplies and Technology
The Outdoor Stage Fundraiser began out of a wish to have a space on our campus where the entire school community could gather, like we have at our Mattos Monday Meetup. However, the current space used cannot support our increasing enrollment. Our campus is undergoing construction. The PTA seeks to innovate on the initial design by expanding the multipurpose room with an outdoor stage that can accommodate our entire school once complete!
How much should I donate?
The suggested donation is $150 per student but no amount is too small (or too big!). Donations of $300 or more to the Outdoor Stage Fundraiser will be recognized on an installation we’re creating to honor our donors. This will be called our Tree of Life and will be installed on our new Multi-Purpose Room!
How do I donate?
PTA will have a Pledge Drive Booth outside Mattos during material distribution Fridays from 9:00-2:00 on 10/2 and 10/9.
Checks/Cash. Place in the envelope and drop off at the office or at the Pledge Drive booth.
Make checks payable to “Mabel Mattos Elementary PTA”.
Specify “Mattos Stage Donation” if you choose to donate towards the Outdoor Stage.
Paypal/Credit Card (2.2% fee).
Through Employer portal
Donate and be part of this journey.
What are the time frames?
The direct donation campaign runs through October 30th. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, 100% of your direct donation is tax deductible. Many companies match your donations to non-profit organizations. Please check with your company. Some companies who have employer matching programs are: Apple, Google, Qualcomm, Samsung, Cisco, Facebook.
Each child will get 5 Phoenix Points for their participation even if they simply return the empty envelope to the office.
Please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
Can I donate through my employer portal?
We are registered on benevity.org which is one of the biggest employee donation matching portal used by companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Intel etc.
In other company portals, you can find our PTA by searching for our Tax ID (EIN) 90-1280948.
Apart from this, some companies have their own portal, if you would like us to be registered on your company portal, kindly send us the details and we will work to get our PTA on board.
Some companies also allow you to donate directly and submit an internal matching request separately. You can check here and find out what tool your company uses to do the donation match.
In case you donate through your company portal, you can either print out the donation confirmation(with the amount and company details) and return it in the envelope, where you specify what PTA fund you are donating to, or submit your envelope with details here. Envelopes can be returned to school or can be submitted electronically
If I donate $150 and my company matches with $150+, will I get a bronze leaf?
We most certainly appreciate your donation accompanied by a company match (and highly encourage you to do so to maximize our Funds) , but in order to be fair to all families who don’t have such a privilege, we thoughtfully made a decision that a person/family will get a leaf only if their individual donation amount exceeds $300.
Can my personal and company match donation be split towards different PTA funds?
e.g. I personally donate to the Regular PTA Fund, but I want my company’s donation to be towards the Outdoor Stage Fund?
For us to be able to smoothly process all donations and avoid any confusion, both your personal & company donation would be towards the same PTA Fund.
However you can make two separate donations under different causes and achieve this.
If I donate $150 towards the regular fund and $150 towards the Outdoor Stage fund, will I get a leaf?
In order to receive a leaf on our MPR Donor Tree, the donation should be specifically made towards the Outdoor Stage Fund with an amount of $300 or more.
If I donate $600, can I get two leaves?
The range for receiving a bronze leaf is $300 - $999. If you donate $600, you will be allotted a single bronze leaf.
If we reach the goal of 33K for MPR Fund, will the leftover fund go to the Regular PTA fund?
Yes, the leftover funds will be redirected towards the regular PTA fund. However, all families who donated $300 or more towards the Outdoor Stage Fund will still get a leaf.
How can I get my donation receipt?
Company donation portals and donations through PayPal generate a valid donation receipt automatically. If you have been issued a receipt by your company portal or PayPal, please don’t request another one from the PTA. Donation receipts issued are for the actual donation, not from the company match.
For cash or check donations, receipt can be provided at the Pledge Drive Booth during material distribution Fridays from 9:00 - 2:00 on 10/2 and 10/9.