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Your Donations Help Peralta Thrive

The Peralta Parent Teacher Group (PPTG) organizes events that build relationships, maintain our facilities, and raise money to support our many programs that our district is unable to fund: music, sports, the library, arts programs, classroom aides, and others.

Some of our biggest fundraisers are a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. They include high-profile events like the Walkathon, the Auction, the quilt raffle and Peralta In Bloom. The fall's Peralta Fund drive, when we ask every family to contribute at a level they feel comfortable with, generates the most income and accounts for 60% of the PPTG budget.  But even the small amounts that come from the various shopping programs and t-shirt sales help the PPTG support the school and our students.

Donate to the Peralta Fund

The Peralta Fund Drive is our first and most important fundraiser of the year.  Every family is asked to make a monetary donation — large or small — to support the school. Past donations range from one-time $10 donations to over $500 monthly.

Peralta Fund 2023 starts on August 14! Our goal is to raise $375,000 by September 8, 2023. ANY amount counts! We encourage families to consider automatic monthly contributions if that is possible for you. DONATE HERE during the Peralta Fund Drive or at any time during the year. Donate online or bring cash or check to the main office at Peralta.

Visit the Peralta Fund page for more information.

PPTG 501(c)(3) Information

The Peralta Parent Teacher Group is a non-profit organization and your donations may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

IRC 501(c)(3) Organization Federal Tax ID Number: 94-2831259


If you have any questions, please email

To make a donation, use the secure online link above, or if you prefer, mail a check payable to Peralta Parent Teacher Group, to:

Peralta Elementary School
460 63rd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

On behalf of the children, thank you!

Shopping Programs

Peralta participates in a wide range of programs that earn “free” money money for the school. You don’t have to do much outside of what you already are doing, yet these small actions could bring in thousands of dollars for our school. Kids love to participate: they can turn in items (box tops, labels, etc) from the programs below to the “treasure” box in the courtyard by the Lost and Found.

  • Amazon - Click this Shop for Peralta link to go shop at, and about 6% of your purchase will go back to Peralta! (Up to 10% if enough purchases are made.) Remember to come to first to generate a big donation back to your school!

  • AmazonSmile - If remembering to use the above link is too much, you can also go to and designate "Peralta Parent Group Inc." as your cause to support. For each eligible item purchased, 0.5% of the cost will be donated to the PPTG. But, why would you do that when you can give 6%+ back to the school by simply clicking this Shop for Peralta link?!

  • Cole Hardware - Mention the school's name, phone number, or Community Partner number (#21595) when checking out and 10% of the purchase will be added to a gift card given to the school annually. More info on the Cole Hardware website.

  • eScrip - Register your merchant cards and credit/debit cards at to earn rewards for the school automatically. Or, go to to find on-line deals at various stores and travel sites. A huge number of merchants (including Safeway, Macy’s, Home Depot) will contribute 1% or more of your purchases to the school. For example, Safeway returns up to 4% for registering your club card, and you can use the eScrip mall to shop at the Apple Store with an education discount and get 1.5% back for the school.

  • Local Food Adventures is extending a 20% donation to Peralta Elementary! So send favorite flavors of the East Bay to family & friends all over the country! Local mom and Local Food Adventures founder Lauren McCabe Herpich has put together a collection of foodie gift boxes from local spots like Amphora Lafayette, Rockridge Market Hall, Oaktown Spice Shop, Papillon Quality Coffee and more! All boxes include free nationwide shipping and your message in a handwritten greeting card. Orders ship on the 15th and 30th of every month. Order now using this link to ensure we receive credit, and the 20% donation, for your order:

  • Mary Kay - Enter the word PERALTA in the Comments section of Ms. Osmond's Mary Kay site, and 20% of all purchases will go to Peralta!

  • SportsBasement - Register to to be a Basementeer for a one-time $25 fee and select Peralta Elementary as your school to get 10% off for you and 10% to go to the school! (Discount does not apply to Rentals, labor charges, special orders, or ski-lift tickets.) Sign up on the Sports Basement website here.


The PPTG is an entirely volunteer-driven organization, so there are many opportunities to support the school with your time and effort.  Check out the PPTG Roles and Directory for volunteer leadership positions, or complete our Volunteer Survey if you are a Peralta parent looking for a way to help, or contact our Volunteer Chair if you have specific questions.  Here are our biggest volunteer opportunities of the year: Peralta Auction, Peralta Walkathon, and Peralta in Bloom.

Buy a Home, help Peralta!

Refer a home buyer or seller to Stephen Bloom, a Peralta parent and local Realtor.  He then donates part of his fee from the sale to the PPTG — this could mean $2,000 for Peralta on a median-priced home.  (It’s also a potential tax deduction for the seller!)  Any Peralta parent, teacher, staff member, extended family or friend can take part. Call with any questions at 510-541-6728, or email Stephen directly.

Realtor Stephen Bloom

Brewing Community : Drink Coffee, Eat Pastries, and Buy T-shirts!

Hang out at school after you drop off your kid (generally the third Friday of each month) and enjoy donated coffee and pastries (from our friends at Cole Coffee, Philz, Peet's and La Farine). Donate what you want to pay for your treats — all proceeds go to the school.  Check the school calendar for the next scheduled event.


Buy Peralta gear and show your Peralta pride!

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