TC PTA works to redistribute additional funds collected through memberships, donations or event sales. These funds are used to supplement our community pantry, redistribute to indigenous and youth-led BIPOC organizations, assist local PTAs with immediate community needs, contribute towards professional development opportunities around race and equity, and support our annual operating expenses. If you would like to further our financial reach and support our fund-shifting goals you can do so through a direct donation. Thank you!
Spring 2023: TC PTA + Friendly Hmong Farms Fundshifting
Flower Bouquet Pre-order: Online through May 10, 2023
Bouquet Pick-up: Sat, May 13, 10:30am-12:30pm at Thornton Creek
TC PTA is partnering for our 3rd year with Friendly Hmong Farms to support schools district-wide through gorgeous floral bouquets for the caregivers in our lives! Hmong-American farmers will hand craft mixed bouquets with peak Spring blooms—With luck, peonies will arrive in time! Proceeds will be distributed to SPS Title I schools through Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC), local farmers, and Thornton Creek PTA Community Justice Fund*. Beyond the funds raised for the schools, organizations, and the farmers, a portion of all proceeds goes back to the Indigenous People and Native Tribes of the region and to support culturally relevant food access for BIPOC and other vulnerable populations. Pre-orders begin April 1st and bouquets can be picked up at Thornton Creek on May 13th.
*TC PTA members will vote at our General Meeting in June to determine how our portion of funds raised will be distributed through our community justice fund.
Spring 2022: TC PTA + Friendly Hmong Farms Fundshifting
Flower Bouquet Pre-order: Online through April 30, 2022
Bouquet Pick-up: Sat, May 7, 12-2pm at Thornton Creek
TC PTA is partnering with Friendly Hmong Farms to support local farmers, Title I Schools and BIPOC youth. Now through April 30th order gorgeous floral bouquets for the caregivers in your lives and $10 per bouquet will go to Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC) and another $10 supporting NAACP Youth Council. Local Hmong-American farmers will hand craft mixed bouquets with peak Spring blooms - with luck, peonies will arrive in time! Beyond the funds raised for the schools, organizations, and the farmers, a portion of all proceeds goes back to regional Native Tribes and Indigenous People to support culturally relevant food access for BIPOC and other vulnerable populations. Order now through April 30th, and plan to pick up your beautiful flowers at Thornton Creek on May 7th.
Winter 2021: black lives matter at school - T-shirts + Face Masks
While we would love to be screen printing with members of the Thornton Creek Community in the Art Room at school again, due to Covid-19 pandemic and public health guidelines, we won't have that opportunity this year. Fear not, BLM at School gear is still available! We have partnered with a local Black-owned business, Designs by Denise to purchase a small batch of custom T-shirts and face masks featuring the 2021 winning Student Design as well as the classic BLM at School logo.
(L) 2021 BLM at School Design Winner, by Naima, high school freshman from Columbia, SC (R) BLM @ School Classic Logo
Gray T-Shirts - BLM @ School 2021 logo with demands listed on the back
Black Mask - BLM @ School Classic Logo / Gray Mask - BLM @ School 2021 logo
Please Note: Images are approximations of final products & Gray masks available for pre-order only.
Click on the button above to reserve items, or stop by our table Tuesday (Feb 2) or Thursday (Feb 4) from 1-3pm. We will collect orders through Friday, Feb 5, 2021, with expected delivery of items by the end of the month.
Items for Sale: Available at cost or with suggested donation*
T- Shirts (Youth and Adult sizes) - $30 cost / $35 with suggested donation
Black Masks (Adult + Toddler sizes) - $10 cost / $12 with suggested donation
Gray Masks (Adult sized) - $12 cost / $14 with suggested donation
Iron-On Graphic - $5 cost / $8 with suggested donation
Pay-What-You-Can and Free Item(s) for Black Community Members: All items are available with a Pay-What-You-Can option. Additionally, Black families and staff at TC can request a free T-shirt and/or mask (because we can and should, am I right?). Please email us (email@example.com) if you would like to explore either of these options to reserve your item(s).
* Please Note: Additional and suggested donation amounts to support our fund-shifting efforts are welcome. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the NAACP Youth Council, a local organization that brings youth voices to advocate for racial equity in Seattle Public Schools.
TC PTA Pick-up Table for Black Live Matter At School Week
FREE Take-Home Items/Activities & Fund-Shifting purchases of T-Shirts, Masks and More!
Located in front of Thornton Creek Elementary
Sat, Jan 30, 2-4pm
Tues, Feb 2, 1-3pm (during library pick-up time)
Thurs, Feb 4, 1-3pm (during library pick-up time)
The PTA Pick-up Table will also include a collection box for the upcoming PTA Pantry Supply Drive. Please consider dropping off new, unopened personal and home care items when you stop by our PTA Table. For details about what we’re collecting check out our supply drive list.
Fall 2020: Flower FUNDSHIFTING FOR TITLE I SCHOOLS
Now more than ever, educational equity matters! We invite you to join us in supporting Title I schools across our district by purchasing beautiful flowers and/or a CSA box from local Hmong farmers. Your purchase will work towards addressing systemic failures and disparate outcomes in our most under-resourced schools while supporting the livelihood of local farmers.
Orders due 8pm, Oct 22, 2020
Pick-up orders in front of TC on Saturday, Oct 24, 2020, 2-4pm
Masks and social distancing required at pick-up.
Questions? contact Friendly Vang-Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org