If you have navigated to this page it means that you are getting ready to donate and we would just like to take this moment to THANK YOU for your generosity and supporting the PTA!

If you are able, we are asking for donations in any amount. 



Consider making it a monthly donation via PayPal. All events and activities are a direct result of donations and fundraisers made to the PTA by families and supporters.

You can also check if your employee matches your donation!

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The PTA is California’s largest children’s advocacy association, working to improve the lives of all children and families. Together we can do a lot of good. Join us!

Cash or Check Donations

At this time we prefer to receive donations online, but if that is not possible you may also write a check payable to “Buchanan Street Elementary PTA” and direct it to the PTA through the mail or by dropping it to in an envelope to the Main Office. Any envelopes should be written to “Attn: PTA Treasurer.”

Donate By Mail:
Attn: PTA Treasurer
Buchanan Street Elementary
5024 Buchanan Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042

How much should I donate? 

The PTA receives many inquiries about how much families should give annually. Our school community is wonderfully diverse, so there is no one-size fits all answer. For those who want a suggestion, below you will find a sample of giving levels other schools are using, which we’ve adapted. Important to note, the amounts shown below reflect a family’s gifts for the entire year. We realize this guideline may not fit everyone’s situation, so please choose whatever amount is right for your family and budget. 

Annual Donation Guidance (based on family income)

  • Less than $50k per year = $120 annually or $10/month
  • $50k – $100k per year = $420 annually or $35/month
  • $100k – $150k per year = $900 annually or $75/month
  • $150k – $200k per year = $1500 annually or $125/month

You may also choose to sponsor a Buchanan family for any amount.

The amounts shown are a guideline and by no means an expectation, please donate what is right for your family and budget. Every dollar is appreciated and put to good use!

Thank you!


Our PTA board is here to welcome you and to answer any questions you may have and we look forward to meeting each of you over the year.  To find out more about what PTA does for our school or how you can get involved, please join us at our next Association Meeting


Questions about giving? Please reach out!
*Buchanan Street Elementary PTA – Tax ID# 95-6203990
Our legal name filed with the government is: 
Pta California Congress Of Parents Teachers & Students Inc