Jose Ortega PTA is a registered nonprofit (501-3c) that offers academic support and enrichment opportunities for Jose Ortega Elementary School students. Donations of any amount are welcomed, and every dollar you donate goes directly to supporting the students and the school. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
There are many ways to give:
Cash or check (made out to Jose Ortega PTA) and mail it to the school, leave it in the office in the PTA folder, or give to any PTA officer.
Use your bank’s bill-pay option.
Many banks offer fee-free bill paying. Use this to set up Jose Ortega PTA as a bill-pay recipient through your bank.
The information you will need is:
Payee: Jose Ortega PTA
Address: 400 Sargent Street
San Francisco, CA 94132
(NOTE: PayPal charges a fee of $0.30 + 2.2% on all donations.)
Donate to our Teacher Requests on DonorsChoose
Our teachers have put project requests up on DonorsChoose.org where parents and friends may donate directly to fund their requests for classroom materials. Click here to see the current requests:
Easy Ways to Earn Money for Jose Ortega
1. Purchase Press-and-Stick labels from NameBubbles.com
20% of your label order will be donated to Jose Ortega Elementary School by using the code JOES2011 when checking out. NameBubble labels are waterproof, dishwasher safe and laundry safe. Label all those coats, sweaters and lunchboxes that keep getting lost!
2. Shop at Sports Basement
Sports Basement will give all JOES families an ongoing 10% discount. In addition, they will donate 5% of your purchase back to the school! Just tell the cashier our school name at the register to receive the discount.
Sports Basement is an outlet sporting good and outdoor retailer offering 10-60% off top brands, such as The North Face, Asics, Adidas, Timbuktu, Nike, Stride Rite and Crocs. Check out their warehouses at 610 Old Mason Street (Presidio) and 1590 Bryant Street (PotreroHill) or website at www.sportsbasement.com.
3. Shop at Amazon.com
Click here or the Amazon.com logo to the right to donate a percentage of your purchase to the Jose Ortega PTA!
(Remember, for this to work you have to go to Amazon from a link on this web site — don’t just type “amazon.com” into your browser.)
4. Get a Target RedCard
If you sign up for a Target RedCard, you will be rewarded with 5% off every purchase while our school will get 1% cash back. You can choose from a RedCard credit card or a RedCard debit card that will deduct directly from your checking account. To enroll, go to the Target RedCard website and apply. Once your card arrives in the mail, go to the Target Take Charge of Education website and select our school to receive 1% cash back of your Target purchases. Our Target School ID is: 35298.
5. Register at OneCause
Register with OneCause. This fundraising program gives a percentage of every purchase you make at a variety of online vendors to the school. You do not have to apply for their OneCause Visa to use the program, but you must click-through their website before purchasing to register your contributions.
Buying school uniforms? Here are some merchants on OneCause who give money back to JOES:
6. Connect a card to eScrip.com
Register with eScrip: an easy, free, and automatic way to donate to our school every time you shop at Safeway, Andronicos, Mollie Stones and other participating merchants. Jose Ortega’s eScrip Group ID is 6522390.
Instructions for registering on escrip.com:
- Click here to register
- Click on ‘Group ID’ and enter 6522390 or click on ‘Group Name’ and search for Jose Ortega.
- Once you have selected Jose Ortega Elementary School PTA, you will be prompted through several pages where you will establish a secure password and register your cards.
7. Purchase school supplies at Office Depot
Shop at OfficeDepot.com. Purchases made for qualifying products at Office Depot credit 5% back to Jose Ortega if you give them the school name or ID number at checkout. Our ID number is 70014183. This works for both in-store and online purchases.
8. Collect Box Tops
Support Jose Ortega Elementary School by clipping 10¢ Box Tops coupons from hundreds of your favorite products. To learn more about Box Tops products or how to shop at over 70 online stores with a percentage of your purchases going back to our school, click here.
To learn more about how to get involved or to support Jose Ortega Elementary School, please contact Ms. JoLynn Washington, our Principal (415) 469-4726.