PS 29 John M. Harrigan School | 425 Henry St | Brooklyn, NY 11201 | (718) 330-9277800-123-456

Direct Appeal

We need your support now more than ever!

The Direct Appeal is the PTA’s most important fundraising effort of the year. The PTA funds many enrichment programs and school supplies as well as supports teaching assistants and professional development for our amazing teaching staff. Watch this video to see how your donation helps our children! Thank you!

PS29 PTA Video

You can donate:


You can make a one-time donation or a recurring payment – a great option for spreading out your donation over time. A payment of $17/week or $75/month covers the cost the PTA spends on one student per year

 By check made out to PS29 PTA

Drop off a check in the PTA office or mail to PS29 PTA, 425 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Your donation is tax deductible and every single dollar goes directly to supporting our student learners. Your contribution is also eligible for corporate matching, don’t forget to check with your employer about matching opportunities.

THANK YOU for your crucial support and for being part of this fantastic school!


Like most public institutions NYC public schools have faced enormous budget cuts in recent years. Our high-quality education comes at a price and the NYC Department of Education doesn’t foot the whole bill. This year the shortfall between the Department of Education’s budget for our school and the funds needed to support our programs is substantial. Last year we raised $179,000 from the Direct Appeal to supplement our children’s education. We need to significantly increase our goal and raise $412,000 to retain the general excellence to which our community has become accustomed. Business cannot go on as usual without this additional funding and your help.

This year the PTA needs your help to provide $900 per student towards educational and enrichment programs at PS29. We recognize that each family has a unique economic situation and not everyone can give the same amount. No matter the size, your contribution matters. Here are a few things to think about when making your donation:

  • $29 provides one day of math enrichment
  • $100 affords one month of professional development for your child’s teacher
  • $250 funds a week of the chess program
  • $750 covers all assistant teachers for one day
  • $900 is the amount the PTA spends per child for expenses not covered by the DOE
  • $1000 provides one month of math enrichment
  • $5000 pays for science and garden supplies for the year

Thank you and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions at We are here to help!