WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
We pledge to put your contributions towards your children and their educators!
Donations made via checks addressed to "Maracas Parents Association" are preferred. They can be dropped of at the front desk of Maracas.
Online donations can be made with the "Donate Now" button at the top of the page. If you use PayPal to transfer payment from your bank account & change the setting from "paying for an item" to "sending to a friend" then no fees are charged. You can also use a credit card through PayPal.
Suggested yearly donation is $150. All donations are tax deductible & charitable contribution forms will be emailed at the end of each year.
As parents, we are so grateful to the Maracas staff for providing such a nurturing and enriching environment for our children. To show our appreciation to this wonderful group of people, the MPA provides birthday and holiday gifts – given on behalf of ALL Maracas parents – to every staff member. The MPA also sponsors Teacher Appreciation Week, which includes cards of gratitude, bakery treats, and a cash gift for all the teachers.
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM & GARDEN
In addition to showing appreciation to our faculty and staff, the MPA provides funding and manpower for maintenance of the outdoor classroom and garden and sponsors community-building activities such as field trips, Coffee & Chats, and an end-of-year picnic. We also provide financial support for other needs that may arise throughout the year (like supplying pizza for field day or refreshments for the Winter Festival) when our budget permits.
Funds raised from the MPA fundraisers & private donations have supplied the very popular mud kitchen, water table, play house, sand box, turf soccer field, basketball court/outdoor art area upgrades, as well as multiple outdoor wagons, trucks, building materials & bouncy animals.