Give 4 November
Our employee season of giving is here! You have the opportunity to give back to our district partner charities during Give 4 November. The goal is for all of us to give back something, whatever we can, if we can, together. As Parkway employees, we support the following partner organizations in our community that benefit our students and families: Parkway Food Pantry, Parkway Early Childhood Foundation, Parkway Alumni Association, United Way and Arts and Education Council of St. Louis.
- Parkway Food Pantry
- Parkway Alumni Association
- Parkway Early Childhood Foundation
- United Way
- Arts and Education Council of St. Louis
Choose how you want to give:
- One of the easiest ways to make your gift is through payroll deduction. When you complete your open enrollment this year in SmartBen, you will have a chance to choose your gift. Your gifts here will be deducted from your paycheck and donated to the charity or charities based on the amount you choose.
- To give by cash or check, click here for your school/building information or you can use the links below to give directly online to any of our partner organizations.
Together, if we all Give 4 November we will continue to support our partners and their ongoing commitment to Parkway students, families and our community.
Learn more about our partner organizations below.
Parkway Food Pantry
In response to increased community needs during the COVID-19 epidemic, Parkway Food Pantry has evolved from providing weekend food bags to providing boxes of food for pick up every month. In addition to our daily meals at schools, the Parkway Food Pantry distributes large food boxes to students and their families who have been identified as needing additional food and nutrition outside of school. Between now and the upcoming holidays, we will support Parkway students and their families with over 400 boxes of food. Each box feeds an entire family for one week. To learn more about the Food Pantry, click here.
Parkway Early Learning Foundation
We wanted to take a moment to thank you all in advance for donations made to our Parkway Early Learning Foundation. The Parkway Early Learning Foundation was established to ensure all preschool students have access to our high-quality preschool classes regardless of financial barriers. One hundred percent of proceeds go to families who meet financial eligibility requirements. The first five years of life provide critical windows of opportunity for brain development and all future learning. Thank you for helping us to ensure ALL Parkway children are given a strong foundation!
Give online here
Parkway Alumni Association
The Parkway Alumni Association uses 100 percent of your generous donation for the benefit of the people of Parkway! We provide monetary awards for recognition programs that include Parkway’s Teachers of the Year, the Albert Awards for new teachers and the Light of Parkway Awards for operations staff. In the spring, over $7,000 will be awarded to Parkway employees. We also sponsor the Granting Dreams program by providing financial support and other resources for Parkway K-12 students who are motivated to go beyond the classroom to pursue their learning goals. In May 2021, we awarded $12,000 in grants to 140 Parkway students! Students used their grants for a wide array of educational purposes, including computer coding classes, leadership and sport camps, and musical instrument and educational material purchases. Some students could not afford an extracurricular learning experience without financial assistance from this program. The PAA also supports the Spark! Incubator by offering a $1,000 prize for their annual pitch contest to Parkway students who are starting a business. For alumni, the PAA publishes a newsletter, provides networking, mentoring and social opportunities, and offers support to reunion planners.
Give online here.
More than $1 million each week is invested in this community to help people through United Way. Forty-five percent of the agencies United Way funds have some type of program or service that serves children and youth. These services could include childcare, education, adoption, abuse prevention, mentoring, counseling, scouting or recreation. When you make a gift to United Way, you aren’t supporting one cause or one agency. You’re supporting a wide range of services that help people with a wide range of needs because United Way is here for the entire community.
Give online here
Arts and Education Council
At the Arts and Education Council, our goal is simple – to make sure our region is rich with arts and cultural experiences for all. That’s why we bring together people like you – people who believe in the power of the arts to build creativity, inspire kids, bridge cultural divides, energize communities and enrich lives. With your support, the Arts and Education Council’s grants and programs support more than 70 arts organizations reaching 1.6 million adults and children each year. Even amid challenging times, the arts keep us uplifted, connected and inspired.
Your gift to the Arts and Education Council campaign will have a stabilizing effect on the St. Louis arts and culture industry. For a gift of $50 (less than $5 per month), you will receive an ARTS Card that gives you access to discounts for local art experiences including virtual events. You’ll also get a curated monthly Arts Educator Newsletter with local educational tools, art projects and arts news just for educators. Thank you for your support, and for doing your part to ensure that the arts will continue to thrive in our community in the months and years to come. Together, we keep art happening! Give Online Here