Many Ways to Give…

GIVE WHILE YOU SHOP – Berkeley Bowl, Amazon, Sports Basement, eScrip


When you donate to the Willard PTA’s Willard Fund, you are supporting Willard programs! The Willard PTA helps fund Growing Leaders, Teacher Classroom Stipends, Field Trip Support, Teacher Appreciation, Willard Athletics and SO many great community events.

Willard PTA is a non-profit and your donations are tax-deductible. Some employers will match your charitable donations, so check with your employer’s HR department to see if they will match your Willard PTA gift. Federal Tax ID #94-6174782.

Via PayPal, you can donate directly to the Willard PTA.  You don’t need to have an account, just a credit card.

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Several Willard teachers have put together a wish list of materials, books or supplies that they can use in their classroom. Please visit this Google document to view the wish lists. If the items are small enough for your student to carry to school, they can bring the item to their teacher. If the items are too large or heavy for your student to bring to school, they may be brought to the school office in a bag with the teacher’s name on it.

If your students’ teachers already have everything they need, please consider being a wish list fairy and helping out other teachers. Or how about the Counseling Dept. and Read 180 program – they benefit all our kids!

Thank you for supporting our teachers!


There are many different ways you can be involved at Willard. Parent volunteers are essential to a successful school.  And your children will see that you value their education, even if they never see you on campus.  Yes, for the parents of easily mortified teens, we can find a volunteer placement for you where your children will never see your face but will still know you care. Look for volunteer opportunities requested by your teachers or posted in the Willard Update — these include volunteering during field trips, student elections, Pi Day, Staff Appreciation lunches, Cal Football parking fundraisers, Spring Day, and more!

Or, sign up to be a Writing Coach at! No prior experience needed, and you need not be a writer yourself. The kids will appreciate your help, the teachers will appreciate your help, and it’s a meaningful way to contribute directly to the success of the school.



Do you shop at Berkeley Bowl? By using pre-purchased Berkeley Bowl Scrip cards (this is like buying a Berkeley Bowl gift card), a full 4% of every purchase goes directly to the Willard PTA, at no added cost to you. Scrip cards come in $100 denominations. Larry Snyder (Willard chess teacher and former Willard parent) will deliver them to your door at your convenience or leave them in the office for pickup if you prefer. What could be easier? Email or call Larry to get started! Larry Snyder,, 510-549-1703. 

Shop online at Amazon? Go to the Amazon Smile website where 0.5% of your purchases go to Willard. You can find Willard under the name “4080 Willard Middle School PTA, Berkeley, CA”.

Getting sports equipment? At Sports Basement, just say Willard Middle School at the register to receive 10% off your entire purchase, and an additional 10% will go back to Willard. Discount is good at all Sports Basement locations and online every day of the year. They have a store in Berkeley: 2727 Milvia Street (near old Berkeley Bowl). Just sign up for the Basementeer program. Program is free for our school families to sign up, and can be done in-store or online: Just click here!

And, sign up for eScrip! eScrip is a hassle-free way for Willard to raise money through every day purchases. You spend money by credit/debit card as you would normally and a percentage of each purchase is sent to Willard. It’s that easy! Just register with eScrip and then just start shopping:

1) Go to and click where it says “Sign up – it’s free!”
2) Designate Willard Middle School PTA to receive your contributions.
3) Once you’re registered, you can register your grocery club card from a participating merchant and your debit/credit cards. Or, just start shopping at eScrip’s online mall. As long as you start your shopping from the eScrip page, Willard will get money. That’s it!