Paddington Station is a non-profit, independent preschool that continues to be the vibrant school community it is today because of your donations. We accept monetary and in-kind donations, donations of time and of kind words. All contributions are accepted with deep gratitude.
Ways to Contribute:
Monetary Donation: Each year, Paddington Station participates in Colorado Gives Day. This year's day of giving will be December 8, 2020. This is one of the most popular and helpful was to contribute to our Annual Fund. Colorado Gives Day is an annual, statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Community First Foundation and its corporate partner, 1stBank, have contributed to a $1 Million Dollar Incentive Fund. It proportionally increases the value of every donation you make on Colorado Gives Day. You can find more information here or schedule a donation here. If you would like more information via mail or email please email Meredith Smith, Communications Manager.
All monetary donations made by contributors who reside in Colorado and file Colorado state taxes may qualify for a 50% state income tax credit in addition to the regular state and federal income tax deductions when they make a contribution. To find out more information on how the credit affects your tax picture, please contact your tax advisor.
Amazon Smile: Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. To support Paddington through purchases you are already making, please shop on Amazon through www.smile.amazon.com and select Paddington Station as your non-profit of choice.
In-Kind Donations: Paddington also welcomes In-Kind Donations of goods and services in the School Office. An In-Kind Donation form will be provided for tax purposes.
DPP Money: Tuition credits are available to families that reside within the City and County of Denver and have a 4-year-old enrolled in a participating preschool program in the year before kindergarten. The amount of support a family receives is based on the family’s income, the quality rating of the preschool the child attends and the length of day a child attends. For families receiving this credit, they are able to donate a portion or the whole tuition credit back to Paddington Station Preschool. Please contact our book keeper, Michele McElreath, to set this up.
Attend or Donate to the Annual Auction: Each year Paddington Station has a Spring Auction. This is the school's primary fundraising event. Funds raised at the auction allow the school to maintain operations, make needed building and playground improvements, and most importantly, provide financial assistance to children whose families could not otherwise afford this type of exceptional preschool experience.
Do you own a business? Provide an exceptional service? Have access to sports or concert tickets or travel experiences? Please consider a donation to our Annual Auction. We also offer several levels of sponsorship levels providing great exposure for your business to our approximately 250 families. For more information on these opportunities or to donate, please email Meredith Smith, Communications Manager.
Terracycle: TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the "non-recyclable." Whether it's empty baby food pouches, coffee capsules from your home or markers. TerraCycle partners with individual collectors such as yourself, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, Terracycle is able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month. You can bring your items to Paddington Station and place them in the green bins located at the top of the ramp.
Support School Projects: As we continue to beautify our outdoor classrooms we will keep building our brick-lined pathways. You can purchase a brick to support Paddington, while leaving your legacy at the school. Use this form to order yours.
During the school year our PPA will have your children's artwork available for purchase through Original Works. They transform student artwork onto a variety of keepsake items!