There are three primary ways you can help out Palm Crest Elementary School monetarily through the PTA.

1. Make a Direct Donation - A direct donation is a donation of money or property to the PTA. Donations are tax deductible. PTA donations are used to help fund about a quarter of the PTA's annual $100,000 budget. You may make your donation by credit card, PayPal or check. To make a direct donation: click here.

2. Active Fundraising - The PTA sponsors about half dozen events throughout the school year to raise funds. The major active fundraising endeavors are (click on an event to learn more about it):

  1. Art Cards
  2. Book Fair
  3. Dine Outs
  4. Fallapalooza
  5. Gift Cards
  6. Gift Wrap
  7. Palm Crest Golf & Tennis Open 2015
  8. Panther Wear
  9. Parent-Teacher Party (a.k.a. "Burgers & Bubbly")

3. Passive Fundraising - Passive fundraising, as its name implies, means you do nothing special but steathily you help raise money for the PTA by doing the things you normally do like buy groceries, gasoline and retail goods through special programs affiliated with the PCR PTA. This is the easiest way to raise money for our school. The PTA supports several passive fundraising efforts. Click on a program to learn more about it:

  1. – By starting your purchase session from our special link, PCR earns up to 25% back on qualifying items at
  2. Office Depot – Shop at Office Depot, ask the cashier to direct the 5% “Taking Care of Schools” donation from your purchase to Palm Crest Elementary School and away you go!
  3. Ralphs - The PCR PTA received over $3,000 from this program last year! Simply link your Ralphs Reward Card with the PCR PTA, present your Ralphs reward card or phone number every time you make a purchase at Ralphs, and the PTA will receive a percentage back on the purchase.
  4. Target – Take advantage of Target's "Take Charge of Education" program and 1% of your purchase will be donated back to PCR.
  5. La Cañada Union 76 – Print out the coupon the next time you need your oil changed and Charlie's Union 76 will donate $5 to PCR.
  6. Labels of Education.