Welcome to THE3FUND where your tax-deductible donations go to work supporting the education of all children at PS3.
THE 3FUND supports the school in 3 essential ways:
- MOVING CHARRETTE DREAMS TOWARDS REALITY
Last Spring the PS3 community held a charrette (intensive planning session) and this process identified what the PS3 community wants: More grown-ups in the classroom; Increased Science Education; Language Education; Improved Facilities. With successful fundraising we can begin to make these visions come to life.
- GIVING CASH TO THE CLASS
These are funds supporting activities in every child’s classroom which pay for materials, field trips and a Scientist or Artist.
- FUNDING ARTS & ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
The 3Fund helps support the vital and beloved teachers and activities that make PS3 great.
Donate now to make your Tax-Deductible Donation to THE 3FUND now.
Take a look at what’s so unique – and what’s so at risk – about PS3 education by watching a short film made by parents, teachers and kids.
Frequently Asked Questions
q. how do i donate?
- Give securely online by clicking HERE
- Write a check to “PS3 SCC” (indicate 2012-13 3Fund on the memo line), include your address. Give the check to your class parent, Raquel in the office, or a 3Fund volunteer Or mail it to: PS3, c/o 3Fund, 490 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
q. how much should i give?
As much as you can afford for your child’s education! Perviously, donations ranged from $10 – $20,000 with an average contribution of $600 per family. Every gift counts.
q. i am seriously inspired to make a gargantuan mega-gift.
No problem! Let’s go have coffee. If you’d like to make a gift of $2,000 or more and have some questions just send an email to set up a time to meet Bob Osborne, email@example.com
q. how do i make a contribution each month?
Click on the DONATE button – an select a “Monthly Giving” option on the form which will get billed to your credit card each month.
q. is my gift tax deductible?
Absolutely. P.S.3 has 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.
q. how else can i help raise funds?
Perhaps you have generous grandparents, family, and friends who want to contribute to the education of your child(ren). Please share this letter or forward them the link to www.ps3nc.org where they can donate online. As the saying goes, it takes a village!
q. what happens next with the ideas generated during the charrette?
With strong fundraising results we may confidently proceed. The first step will be intense discussion amongst parents, teachers and administrators about how to concretely define the ideas. Some ideas will be realized this year. Others may take time to plan and implement.
q. can PS3 stay committed
Yes, but only with your help! Money raised during this drive pays for so much of what we love about PS3, but which is not allocated in the DOE budget, including:
- salaries and supplies for some of our art and music teachers
- healthy lunch and safe recess programs
- Field Day and other community events
- support for drama, dance, computer, and art programs
- PS3 Scientist/Artist in Residence Program
- The Cooking Room
- school-safe planters, in which PS3 kids grow food and study plant life
q. can i tap my Employee Matching plan?
Yes! Ask your employer and you could double your donation.
q. i want to change our monthly donation or i get an error message online. What should i do?
Call NY Charities at (212) 844-0560 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. NY Charities is the organization that processes our online donations.
q. what if i have more questions?
Email us at 3Fund@ps3nyc.org.