Dragon Dash Event Day Volunteer Opportunities 

Interested in supporting the Dragon Dash on Event Day? Volunteer opportunities will be solicited two weeks prior to the event.

Company Matching Funds

Does my company match my donations?

Please see your HR department for details on your company’s matching program.  The Findley PTO website lists some of the known companies that have matching programs.  There are some companies who require you to donate through them directly to receive the match (such as Nike, Cambia, Providence, and Kaiser). If you do not donate through their website, Findley will not receive the matching funds.

List of known companies who match funds

Does company matching apply to donation award levels?

No. Company matching funds are not included in your child’s total donation. Company matching is valuable and Findley PTO highly encourages all donors to take advantage of this offer if their company has a matching program. However, because funds may reach our account long after the event, or not at all if the employee does not complete steps to ensure they are approved by their company, we do not include company matching in Dragon Dash prize/award levels.

If I have to contribute directly through my company website, how do my kids get credit for the donation?

Please use the provided Dragon Dash envelope and include a copy of your donation receipt from your company. We will log the donation for your children and they will get credit for your donation amount. (Your company’s matching funds will not be included in your child’s total.)

PledgeStar

If my children have a combined PledgeStar account, how do donations get split?

The donations will be divided equally between your children under the same household. For example, if you donate $200 and you have two children, each child will receive credit for $100.

Can my children each have an individual PledgeStar account?

Yes, but you will need to create an account for each child with a separate/unique email address.

I have already donated once through PledgeStar and would like to donate additional money. Why won’t the website let me donate again? How can I make an additional donation?

PledgeStar does not allow you to donate more than once to reduce the number of duplicate payments made in error. You have two options: 1) You can send in a check or cash through your Dragon Dash envelope (extra envelopes are available in the office) or 2) send yourself a new PledgeStar request to a new email address.

If I submitted my donation through PledgeStar, do I need to return my child’s Dragon Dash envelope?

You only need to turn in your envelope if your company can match funds.

Tax Receipts

Will my donation receive a tax receipt?

All donations $25 and above will receive a tax receipt.  If you donate online via PledgeStar, your tax receipt is emailed to you in an auto-generated Thank You message from the child to which you donated.

I sent in my donation through my child’s Dragon Dash envelope. When will I receive a tax receipt?

We wait until all donations have been received (around mid-October). Then we will print out all tax receipts at once and send them home with your child.  You will receive your receipt sometime in November.  All donations $25 and above will receive a tax receipt.

Reward Information 
 
What are the individual fundraising levels and associated awards? How do students earn raffle tickets?
 
The attached document describes the awards associated with individual fundraising levels. It also provides additional information on how raffle tickets are earned. If you have any questions please send an email to dragondashpm@gmail.com.