Credit for Kids Letter

Credit for Kids Letter

PINE STRAWBERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

   Every dollar you donate makes a difference in the life of a child

It costs approximately $123 per day per child in our care.  Annually we have received Federal and State Grants that are used to supplement our operating budget which is funded by our tax payers.  The amount of those grants will be greatly reduced for 2014/15. 

We exist because YOU care!  Won't you join us for the incredible journey into a brighter future for our children?

None of what we do would be possible without the financial and in-kind support of our friends.  Many individuals, community groups, corporations and foundations have made it possible over the years for us to:

  • Build and furnish a campus that is child-friendly, safe and welcoming.
  • Develop new programs that are responsive to the changing needs of the children we serve.
  • Attract and retain high-quality employees.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Become a financial supporter

Make a tax deductible donation of cash or check.  Here's your chance to make an important contribution to education and receive an income tax credit for the full amount you contribute up to $200 single or $400 per married couple.  Any household may donate; you do not have to live within the district; and you do not have to have children enrolled in school.

Here's Your Chance:  If you paid in at least $200 single or $400 married for state taxes, with the use of Form 322, Arizona Tax Law (ARS 43-1089.01), allows taxpayers a tax credit if they contribute to Character Education Programs or Non-Credit Optional Extracurricular Activities in public schools such as Athletics, Science, Student Council or Competitive or Educational Field Trips which are generally not fully funded by school districts.  These programs depend on your generosity. 

The tax credit is available to all State of Arizona taxpayers, regardless of whether they have children in school.  You may donate less than $200 (or $400 per married couple) and be eligible to receive the state tax credit in the amount of your donation.  You may split your donation among more than one public school or more than one activity but will still qualify for a maximum state tax credit of $200 (or $400 per married couple).  Just send your check, along with the response card, to Pine Strawberry School.  A receipt will be mailed to you.  Dollars contributed that would fall under your Federal Donations are also acceptable.  Donations must be made by December 30, 2014.

WHAT WE'VE DONE WITH YOUR DONATIONS

                FIELD PROJECT

  Installed and upgraded the athletic field, including artificial turf

  • Installed and upgraded playgrounds and equipment for all students, swings, slides, sand, etc.
  • Installed sun shades and canopies over playgrounds

FINE ARTS

  • Purchased and repaired equipment and instruments for band, choir and drama
  • Purchased staging platforms and risers for performance groups
  • Purchased sound equipment for performance groups
  • Purchased art supplies

ATHLETICS

  • Sports Team Uniforms - Girls and Boys
  • Sports Team Equipment for 5 sports

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

  • Summer Leadership Camps
  • Adventure Team Building Camps
  • Character Education

FIELD TRIPS

  • All Instructional Classroom Field Trips
  • Interscholastic Sports
  • Fine Arts Regional Events

OUR CONTINUING GOALS

  • Continuation of sports field project development (football, soccer, softball/baseball sports field artificial turf)
  • Continued support for student clubs and academic enrichment
  • Continued support of fine arts programs
  • Continued support of all athletic and physical education programs
  • Continued support of student leadership programs
  • Continued support and purchase of playground equipment

BE INFORMED

Contributions to public schools have always been tax deductible.  A tax deduction allows you to subtract the amount of a contribution from the amount of your taxable income.  The law allows a tax credit, which is subtracted from the amount of taxes you owe.  A tax credit is a full refund of your money. 

Remember, we gladly and proudly accept unlimited donations which are deductible on your Federal Taxes under "charitable contributions".

CLIP BELOW & MAIL WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO:              Pine Strawberry School, P.O. Box 1150, Pine, AZ  85544

  A RECEIPT WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.


DONATE NOW

YES:  I/We would like to support Pine Strawberry's children by donating to Credit for Kids.  I/We would like these funds to be used towards:

 

General Fund $__________      Science $__________  Athletics/PE Dept $__________

 

Field Trips $_______     Student Leadership $__________  Federal Donation $________           

 

Name:_________________________________________

 

Address:_______________________________________

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