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How to donate

Donate by check

To avoid credit card processing fees donations can be made via check to support the PLAY! at Pierce playground campaign.

Checks should be made payable to Pierce Downer PTA with “Playground” in the memo line to ensure your funds are directed to the playground campaign.

As the school office is closed for the summer checks can be mailed to:

Pierce Downer Playground Fund
c/o Mackenzie Gapastione
4917 Montgomery Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Donate online

You can also donate online via the PLAY at Pierce! GiveLively site:

Note that GiveLively has a donation cap of $2,000 per day and $10,000 per week. In addition, if you are paying via digital wallet (Google Pay, Apple Pay) the GiveLively site will not prompt you to cover processing fees, which will reduce your donation to the playground campaign. Switch payment method to credit card to be prompted to cover these fees if you so desire.

Capital sponsorships

Learn more about capital sponsorship opportunities for PLAY! at Pierce at the following page:

Purchase a brick for our playground’s Legacy Path

Our playground will have a beautiful, brick legacy path showcasing our Pierce Downer spirit. You can purchase two different brick options:

4×8 for $250 or 8×8 for $500.

Engrave them with your family’s name, an inspirational quote or in memory of your child’s favorite PD teacher. Please consider supporting our playground and building our community path!

Will your employer match your donation?

Many businesses will match employee donations! Check this page to see a list of businesses that have these programs in place. Not every company will be listed – you should check with your employer if you don’t see them here!

Fundraising progress

We have now reached 80% of our goal of $250,000 in fundraising! Check back soon for more progress updates.