Annual Appeal 2019-2020

MESPA strives to support the hard work and talents of our teachers and administrators by providing funding for enrichment activities. The involvement and enthusiasm of parents is an important reason that the Muraco Elementary School is such an exciting and successful learning environment. The funds raised through Annual Appeal provide enrichment activities that expand the curriculum, build our community, and provide transportation for Field Trips. Last year’s enrichment programs included: Paul Revere’s Ride, a Japanese Tea Party, the National Weather Service and much more. Our main goal is 100% participation, so please donate what works for your family. As we often are asked, average donations are $100 per child, or $75 per child, for families with more than one, but any amount will help! We conduct this appeal so that our children are not asked to go door-to-door selling products – of which only a small percentage would benefit Muraco. All donations are confidential and a donation of any size is valuable and important!

 *Because every penny counts, consider adding the 2.2% fee that MESPA is charged for online donations (e.g. donate $102.20, instead of $100; donate $76.65, instead of $75). It will help us save! Last year, MESPA lost ~$300 in fees for online transactions. Thank you for considering adding this fee to your tax-deductible donation!

Ways you can contribute:

By mail: Annual Appeal c/o MESPA Muraco Elementary School 33 Bates Rd, Winchester MA 01890 In person: Look for the Annual Appeal box in the Main Office. MESPA Annual Appeal Form Online: Use your credit/debit card and MESPA’s PayPal account. (see instructions below)

Matching Gifts:
Ask your employer (try the HR department) to contact our Assistant Treasurer, Cecilia Carmona (cecilia.carrion@gmail.com), to start the process of making a Matching Gift.
These gifts boost our budget total, so don’t delay!

Make Your Donation Online

You can donate to the Muraco School Annual Appeal using PayPal. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to use this service; you can use your credit/debit card, just like an online purchase. *Because every penny counts, consider adding the 2.2% fee that MESPA is charged for online donations (e.g. donate $102.20, instead of $100; donate $76.65, instead of $75). It will help us save! Last year, MESPA lost ~$300 in fees for online transactions. Thank you for considering adding this fee to your tax-deductible donation

All donations are confidential. You will receive a receipt from PayPal via e-mail and you have the option to print the confirmation/receipt. If you use an account that is not in your child’s family name you may add a note to your donation. When you get to the “Review your donation” step, click on the link “Add special instructions to the seller” and add a note to your donation. Please be sure your browser is up-to-date and you are using a secure connection when visiting the PayPal site. As with all online transactions, you are responsible for ensuring you use a secure connection and verifying the identity of the party to which you are disclosing your personal information. Use the “Padlock” on your browser to verify identity of the PayPal site. The Muraco Annual Appeal account at PayPal is titled “muracomespa@gmail.com”.

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