We are lucky to have a generous community and an active PTA, but unfortunately, none of our programs are possible without funding. Your PTA membership — while greatly appreciated — only covers our state and national dues and things like copy paper and administrative costs. Everything else comes from fundraising efforts sponsored by the PTA.
The Bobcat Fund
First and foremost, there is The Bobcat Fund, the CRS PTA's direct-donation drive. This drive allows each family to give a one-time donation in lieu of countless fundraising efforts like selling magazines or hosting bake sales.
If your employer does charitable contribution matching, you could potentially double (or more!) your donation. Use our matching tool to see if your company will match your donation.
The CRS PTA has several smaller fundraising initiatives as well:
Spring Fundraising Event and Book Fair
Each year we have one big fundraiser event (rotating every 3 years between the Churchill Challenge, the Parents vs. Staff Basketball game, and "President's Choice") as well as our popular annual Book Fair. The Book Fair raises funds for the CRS library and reading programs. We also host a variety of fun family events each school year.
We call this "easy money." Why? Because you don't have to purchase anything outside of your normal routine — let your shopping do all the work for free!
We have a fantastic line of CRS spirit wear, from t-shirts to gear, and more! So show pride in your school and wear your Bobcat blue and white!
Dine with a specified local McLean restaurant and raise money for CRS!
Questions? Contact our VP of Fundraising.