The Miner Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is excited to launch our 2023-24 Bear Paw Fund Fundraising Campaign. Donations to the Bear Paw Fund will enable the PTO to support Miner students and teachers in grades pre-K through 5th grade. These donations will be used in a variety of ways to help students and teachers expand their knowledge, experience opportunities, and have fun. Students can achieve their full potential exploring the natural world outside of the classroom. The Bear Paw Fund will help the school celebrate student achievement and host school-wide events designed to excite students, families, and staff about our school community. With the help of generous donations to the Bear Paw Fund, students will expand their knowledge of our community and our region via teacher organized field trips. The PTO will support trips with resources for transportation and admission.
Raise $10,000 from families, friends, and neighbors
Reach 50% family participation
How does the PTO plan to spend the money raised this year?
In consultation with Miner’s administration and Miner’s Local School Advisory Team (LSAT), the PTO’s priorities for SY23-24 are to fund:
Suggested donation levels
$1-$49 (Small Paw)
$50-$249 (Medium Paw)
$250-$499 (Large Paw)
$500+ (Grand Paw)
Any amount helps - please contribute what you can!
Miner Parents & Caregivers: Please consider donating a "Month for Miner"
Please consider donating the equivalent of a month's worth of tuition. Think about how much you would still be paying each month for private school, preschool, or daycare. Donate - or pledge to donate - as much as you're comfortable with. Donations by installments that you pay over the course of the year are welcomed! See below how to make a pledge.
How do I contribute?
Step 1: Fill out a donation/pledge form. You can download a paper copy, fill it out and return it to the Main Office or email it to email@example.com, or you can fill out our online form here.
Step 2: Choose one of the four options below to make your contribution. The PTO accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.
Online by Credit Card:
Just click the button below to make a secure credit card payment (via PayPal):
Donate Today via Paypal:
Online via Venmo:
Do you have a Venmo account? Click the button below to donate via Venmo!
Any PTO officer is happy to help make an in-person transaction at the school (via Square).
Mail a check made out to “Miner PTO” to:
601 15th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
You can also leave any contributions with the front desk and they'll make sure the PTO receives them.
If you have a PayPal account, you can make donations via PayPal's Giving Fund. These aren't assessed the standard 3% fee, which go to the PTO instead.
If you prefer to donate by installments over the course of the year, please make sure to check the appropriate pledge box in the same online form from Step 1.
Many employers and workplaces offer to fully or partially match donations made by employees to charitable causes. Last year, this was a significant portion of the funds raised by the PTO.
Please check with your employer to see if they participate!
Remember, donations are tax deductible!
Don't forget that the Miner PTO is a 501c3 charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible. A receipt will automatically be provided for each donation.