Did you know the HMS PTA collects BOX TOPS 4 EDUCATION - click the link, go to the home page and click participating products. There are so many products and each label is worth TEN CENTS - just cut them out. You can put them in an envelope or plastic baggie and then send them to school - we will do the rest. This is like "free" money for the PTA and is a great way to show your support without committing a bunch of time.
Take a look at the New York State PTA - there is a lot of information regarding the Parent Teacher Association and programs on the state level.