The PTA started the Apple Campaign, our direct giving program, in 2005 in response to state budget cuts that threatened to eliminate vital programs such as full-time physical education for our students. Since that time, the campaign has grown in size and provides a large percentage of our total fundraising dollars (over 30 percent), allowing UPark to continue to provide a well-rounded education for all of our students. We accept donations year-round, but we most actively promote this fundraiser in the fall. For more information on how these funds are spent to help our students, please read our PTA Annual Review. Donations to the Apple Campaign are anonymous and tax-deductible. The UPark PTA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.