Giving Tuesday November 29, 2022


Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 29! Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 10 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.


This is a great day to think about giving back in your community, and what better way to do that than to support our Ortega teachers and empower our kids. Giving Tuesday is special because you can increase your impact by taking advantage of corporate matches and programs like Amazon Smiles. Here are 5 ways you can give to Ortega on November 29 and help our school meet its $30,000 annual giving goal!

1. Corporate matches. Most companies provide a Giving Tuesday match. Look at our list here and find out if your company will double the impact. If you don’t see your company, ask your HR department to see if it’s something they will consider a match!


2. Facebook: When you sign up to donate monthly to a nonprofit on Facebook, Meta will match 100% of your donation up to $100 after you make your second monthly donation. To be eligible for this match, donors in the US must sign up to donate monthly between November 15 and December 31, 2022. Facebook will continue covering donation processing fees so everything raised through fundraisers on Facebook goes directly to our organization. Check out Ortega’s PTO page and link to the fundraiser HERE.

3. Amazon Smiles: Start your holiday shopping early and use Amazon Smiles! Go to smile.amazon.com and designate Ortega Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization

as your nonprofit. Ortega will receive a percentage of all eligible purchases! If everyone that uses Amazon adds Ortega as their charity it can make a significant impact on the amount our school receives. Also, each teacher has a wishlist that can be found HERE. Take a look and help a teacher out!

4. Donate directly to our annual fund at ortegapto.org/donate.

5. Volunteering your time is also a great way to give back to your school! Keep an eye out for signup links for volunteer opportunities!

Why give?

  • The students thrive off of enrichment programs such as Playworks (P.E.), garden science, art, technology, field trips, family-oriented activities and many other important learning activities. Did you know that our district and state do not fund these important programs and activities? With your help, we can make sure the students get the funding they need to make this happen.

  • Did you know that teachers spend an average of $700+ out of their own pockets for school supplies? In addition to important learning experiences and opportunities that our district and state do not fund, your donations will help us provide much needed stipends for our teachers.

  • Your donation to Ortega Elementary is tax deductible!

Make a difference right at home this Giving Tuesday and show Ortega you care!


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