All families are asked to donate to two main drives: Friends of Third Annual Giving and PTA Membership. 
Kindergarten and TK families are also asked to contribute to the Kindergarten Support Fund.

Third Street Elementary remains committed to bridging the achievement gap and supporting both our students and faculty with elevated programming, technology and teacher resources. All donations and support are appreciated so please make a choice that is right and meaningful for your family and financial situation. If your family is in a position to provide more generous support for our community, we strongly encourage you to do so. 


Together we make Third Street an amazing school for our students!

Regardless of any one family’s ability to donate, all students at our school benefit from these programs. 

All gifts are tax deductible. Federal Tax ID #95-3914116



The Annual Giving Drive traditionally funds more than half of the Friends of Third annual programming budget which supports critical resources and enrichment above and beyond what LAUSD provides.  This includes Physical Education, Technology, Science Lab, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Classroom Aides, Professional Development for our Teachers and Classroom Discretionary Funds.​

This year, our Annual Giving fundraising goal is $300,000 with an average donation of $1000 per student. Please consider making a donation that is meaningful for your family at one of the following levels:

  • PLATINUM PANTHER: $2250 per student (Dinner with the Principal, Specialty Swag, Car Magnet, On Campus Recognition, Newsletter Recognition)

  • HONOR: $1000 per student (Car Magnet, On Campus Recognition, Newsletter Recognition)

  • SCHOLAR: $500 per student (On Campus Recognition, Newsletter Recognition)

  • FRIEND: Custom amount per student (Newsletter Recognition)


To make your online donation go farther, the 3% credit card processing fee will be added to your total donation. 


Donations by cash or check (made payable to "Friends of Third") along with the donation form may alternatively be dropped off in the school office or mailed to the attention of: 

Friends of Third Street School
c/o Annual Giving Fund
201 South June Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: 323-939-8337

Consider asking your company to match your donation! 


Supporting our littlest learners

Because Third Street School receives no federal Title One funding, Kindergarten families fund a much-needed Educational Aide for the Kindergarten teachers in addition to supplementary Kindergarten-specific programming through optional parent donations.

In addition to your Annual Giving donation, we are requesting an additional contribution of $500 per TK or Kindergarten student.

ETK Families: As the Early Transitional Kindergarten classroom has dedicated aides provided through LAUSD, your support of the Kinderfund is welcome for future planning needs, but not required.


Join the PTA tradition at Third Street by becoming a member or making a donation. Parents, students, relatives, friends, corporate sponsors -- anyone can become a member of PTA!  




  • Allows for one voting member

  • Membership perks *

  • $19.50 goes to Third Street PTA programs, $5.50 goes to the State and National PTA



  • Allows for one voting member

  • Membership perks *

  • $4.50 goes to Third Street PTA programs, $5.50 goes to State and National PTA


Supplemental donations are encouraged from those who give at the Individual and Supporter membership levels. 100% of these supplemental donations go to support PTA programs at Third Street School.


Easy Ways to Contribute to the Third Street Community

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RALPHS Supermarkets: When you use your Ralphs Card at the grocery checkout, the stores will give 1-4% of your purchase back to support programs at our school! You must re-register your card each year by September 1st, so don't forget!


Call Ralphs at 1-800-433-4438 or register your Ralphs Card at Click “sign in/register”; once you are registered, go directly to the Community Rewards page (click this link) and search for "Friends of Third" (FOT organization number 80973).  

Box Tops & Labels for Education: Cut the Box Top for Education or Labels for Education symbol off participating products and turn them into the Third Street School Library.  

  • Participating Box Tops for Education brands include: Betty Crocker Baking, Cheerios, Chex, Kix, Fiber One, Green Giant Frozen, Pillsbury Baking, Land O'Lakes, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Avery Office Supplies, most Ziploc Products, Kleenex & Scott Tissue, and Hefty Disposable Bakeware & Waste Bags.

  • Labels for Education products include Pop Secret Popcorn, Pepperidge Farm, Dannon, V8, GLAD, Prego, Post, Goldfish crackers, Campbell's Soups and BIC school & office supplies.


Online Retailers: Before beginning an online shopping experience at the following retailers, click on the respective icon on this website (be sure to bookmark for quick reference! A portion of each purchase will be directed back to Friends of Third to help fund the programs provided for students and teachers at our school.

  • AMAZON.COM:  Friends of Third is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Based on volume of sales each month, 4-8% of your purchase will benefit Third Street School.

  • eBAY PARTNER NETWORK:  Friends of Third is in the eBay Partner Network. From 50-70% of the eBay commission taken from purchases will be redirected to fund Friends of Third programs.

  • TINY PRINTS & SHUTTERFLY:  Friends of Third also participates in the Tiny Prints and Shutterfly affiliate program.  These retailers offer custom print items, and 7-13% of your purchase will be reinvested into programs at our school.