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Annual Blue Jay "Feather Our Nest"
(FON)
Direct Donation Drive
 
Company Matching Information  | Feather Our Nest Brochure
 
Donation & Instruction Form  
 
** Sept. 11h - Oct. 20th, 2017**
 
Brushy Creek Elementary Tax ID: 74-2239024 Unit 7863

The annual "Feather Our Nest" program is a donation-based fundraising effort which helps support the annual PTA budget. These funds enable us to support school-wide needs such as new library books, technology upgrades, field trip expenses, classroom support for teachers and educational programs. RRISD's current allocation is $88 per student, while Brushy Creek Elementary PTA is funding over $100 per student for items other than staff salaries and property costs. Please click on the link to the Feather Our Nest Brochure for additional information. Community support of the programs provided allows Brushy Creek Elementary to continue to achieve academic excellence.
 
Benefits of the "Feather Our Nest" campaign include:
  -  Tax-deductible donations (BCE PTA is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization)
  -  No products to buy or sell
  -  100% of donations stay at BCE

PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES! We will have weekly drawings on Fridays for prizes. One winner each week. Winners can only win one prize. All names of those who have donated will remain in the drawing each week. Donate early to increase your chance of winning. 
PRIZES INCLUDE: 
BCE T-Shirt and Carnival Tickets
BCE 2017-18 Yearbook
Reserved Parking for One School Party
Reserved Front Row Seats at One Grade Level Presentation

Please complete a DONATION & INSTRUCTION FORM with all donations, make checks payable to BCE PTA and indicate "Feather our Nest" in the memo area. Checks may be returned to school in the bright yellow envelope (or any envelope marked "PTA"). You will receive acknowledgement of your gift to use for income tax purposes at the end of the donation drive.

 
Make an online donation with your credit card today!
 
 
 
Company Matching
Does your company offer corporate matching of your gift?
Contact your Human Resources Department to find out. This great benefit could double your gift, allowing the PTA to offer even more support to our school. If you need assistance, please forward any company forms or let us know who we can contact in your Human Resources Department for more information. Listed below are some larger companies that match their employees donations and, in some cases, specific instructions for matching.
 
Some companies with Employer Matching: AMD, Apple, Applied Materials, Bank of America, DelleBay, IBMIntel, LexisNexis, Logitech, Microsoft, National Instruments, Seton, Tyco, VMWare.
 
 
AMD Employees: Please click here to view the company's matching guidelines and information. Maximum match of $3,000 per employee per calendar year.
 
Applied Materials Employees: Please click here to view matching guidelines. Matching program runs from September 15th - August 31st. Please wait until September 15th to make contributions.
 
Apple Employees: Please click here to view matching guidelines and information. Form available from Human Resources Department to complete matching request.
 
   

         Dell Employees:  Go to dell.yourcause.com to access your Dell INTRANET link             (Employee username and password required). 
 
  1. Go to the "Give" tab
  2. To select charity, search Brushy Creek Elementary PTA by entering our EIN #742239024.  PTA TX Congress will appear with our Blue Jay Icon.
  3. Click on the Blue Jay Icon, then select the DONATE NOW option
  4. Choose your payment option of Payroll Deduction or Credit Card payment
  5. Note: If you choose a repeating payroll deduction, those deductions expire in January and have to be renewed in December to continue.
 
  eBay Employees: The eBay Matching Gifts Program is handled through Easy Match and can be found by logging on to www.easymatch.com/eBay. You will need to log on with your employee information to complete the match. When choosing the organization, BCE PTA is listed as "PTA Texas Congress". The program will match up to a maximum of $500 (minimum donation of $25) per calendar year to all eligible organizations.
 
    IBM Employees:
  1. The Matching Grants Program Form is available through your HR Dept
  2. Include the IBM form along with your BCE Direct Donation Form
  3. FON will obtain required school signature

Intel Employees: Please click here to view matching guidelines and information. Matching offered to current "Blue-Badge" employees and retirees of Intel.
  
 LexisNexis Employees: Please click here to view matching guidelines and information. Official forms may be obtained from LexisNexis Community Relations.
 
Microsoft Employees: Please click here to view matching guidelines and information.
 
VMWare Employees: 1.) Make your gift directly to BCE PTA; 2) Within 6 months of the gift, you may request a matching gift through a quick, user-friendly, online request process at the VMware Matching Gift Program web site: http://www.easymatch.com/VMware; Have the name and address of your organization, date, and tax deductible amount of your gift. You will be asked to provide this information as well as the amount you wish to be matched. 3) Following receipt of the request, the VMware program administrator (JK Group) will contact BCE PTA to verify receipt of your gift.

 
 
Return to this page often as additional employer instructions will be added throughout the Donation Drive.
 
  
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF BRUSHY CREEK ELEMENTARY
AND THE FEATHER OUR NEST PROGRAM!