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Direct Appeal

The annual appeal is the most direct way to support PS 527. 100% of your gift funds initiatives that make our school such a unique and enriching place, including our fully-equipped Science Lab, Music Room and Art Studio, and Miss Mia’s Response to Intervention Space. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You can learn more about the direct appeal on our Direct Appeal FAQ page.


Annual Benefit

The Benefit is our school's biggest social and fundraising event of the year. Support PS 527 as you bid on awesome auction items while mingling and dancing with other parents and teachers amid a backdrop of food, drinks, music, fun and laughter.

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Paddle Raise

The Paddle Raise is a special appeal for a specific and long-standing need, which takes place during the Annual Benefit. In the past it has fully funded initiatives such as The Harry Gandel Library and Technology Hub and Air Conditioning for the Gymatorium and Cafeteria.

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Shopping Rewards

Shopping on Amazon for your back-to-school needs? This is a great way to earn money for our school! Please go to and select PS 527 Parent Teacher Association as your charity (NOTE: You must check out using a browser for your purchase to be eligible).

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Matching Gifts

Many companies and organizations will match charitable contributions made by their employees and employee spouses. It's an easy way to double, or even triple, your donation. Please check with your employer to see if they offer matching gift programs. Often, companies will match employee gifts up to one year after the date of donation.