Your Participation Matters

Our goal this year is 100% participation across the entire Thornhill community. It takes all of us working together, giving whatever amount we are able, to be able to raise $1,000 per student across all the fundraising efforts. All of our kids benefit from this, and Thornhill is an even better school because of it. Every dollar gets us closer to our budget goal. 

As a thank-you for your generosity, all families who donate will receive a fabulous Thornhill trucker hat.

Thank you so much in advance for your support!


How Are Donations Used?

Your donation goes straight to the classroom! Nine of our Thornhill staff members are funded by our PFC. PFC funds student and teacher enrichment that is critical in maintaining the quality of education we want for our children.
  • P.E. Coach (full-time)
  • Librarian (part-time)
  • Art Instructor (part-time)
  • Music Instructor - TK-3 (part-time)
  • Five Teacher's Aides (part-time)
  • New computers and software
  • Library books
  • Teacher & staff supplies
  • Art supplies
  • Teacher professional development
  • School assemblies
  • ...and much more!

Donations from our families make it all possible.

Additional FAQs

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accepts checks, or online payment via PayPal and suggest a $1,000 donation per student. A donation at any amount is appreciated!
  • Check. Please make checks payable to 'Thornhill PFC'. You can drop them off at the BSDD mailbox in the school office or mail them to: BSDD, 1315 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611.
  • Online. Donate via credit card or PayPal.​

If you have the option, we prefer checks since we pay a 2.2% fee to PayPal for credit card processing.
IS THERE A PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT? 
Yes! If you have the option, we prefer checks over online donations since we pay a 2.2% fee to PayPal for credit card processing. Those fees add up, but we are happy to pay them to make it more convenient for parents. Please make checks payable to 'Thornhill PFC'. ​​
DO I NEED TO DONATE BEFORE THE END OF SEPTEMBER?
The reason we ask for donations early in the year is because they are used to pay for several teacher salaries, including our P.E. teacher and librarian. We also pay for various enrichment activities and need to know our budget so we can plan for the school year.

​If donating before the end of September does not work with your family’s budget, you still have options. Your donations will be accepted at any time and will still help support our school. We can also arrange installment plans if that works better for your budget. Contact us at 
bsdd@thornhillschool.org with questions.
Do you do employer matching?
Absolutely yes! Last year, we raised over $20,000 in employer matching alone!! Please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation to Thornhill. It only takes a few minutes and it DOUBLES your impact! Our tax ID information is on the donation form (.pdf).
The PayPal link does not seem to workING FOR ME.
If you would like to use PayPal and are having issues with the link on our site, go directly to PayPal.com and click on the send money link. You can send money directly to bsdd@thornhillschool.org.

Please add a note when you send the money to let us know it’s for the Back to School Donation Drive along with your child(ren)'s name(s), and then drop your form in the office.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS...
​If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact our BSDD co-chairs, Adrienne Selke and Rianna Stoll, at bsdd@thornhillschool.org.

Thank You!

Together, our community of staff, students, and families makes Thornhill an incredible school.