Support the friends of lakewood pta

why should you donate to the pta?

The Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA is a tax deductible 501(c)(3) Organization which provides a range of needed services and support to students, teachers, school staff, and parents, including: 

Please consider donating via the DONATE button at the top of the page, or by one of the options below.

Volunteering is also greatly appreciated and there are always opportunities to dedicate your time and skills to our school. For more information check out our Volunteer page!

direct donations

Click the Bulldog to donate directly through Paypal. It also takes Venmo!

Scan the QR Code to be taken to our Paypal donation page!

Please consider becoming a sustainer by checking the "Make this a monthly donation" box.

By Check

Please make your checks out to:

Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA

Checks can be hand delivered or mailed to:

Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA

C/O Lakewood Elementary School

2520 Vesson Ave.

Durham, NC 27707

other ways to support us

Starting in 2022, Friends of Lakewood PTA is partnering with local restaurants on a monthly basis to host Eat Out for Lakewood days. During each event a portion of the restaurant's proceeds will go to the PTA. 

Saturday, April 27th, 2024  1-4pm

Save the date!

The annual Bulldog Block Party festival and fundraiser for Lakewood Elementary PTA will be held on the school grounds this coming May! 

This event is open to the community and we encourage you to bring your whole family for an afternoon of games, fun activities, a silent auction, and a chance to win some amazing raffle items! 

If you are a business or individual interested in donating a service or item for our silent auction or interested in becoming an event sponsor, please contact

Link Your Online Shopping!


Goodshop gathers various deals together and donates varying amounts depending on the vendor when purchases are made through the site. To link, search for Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA.


Givebacks gathers sites you may already use (Gap, Alpaca, BB&B) and donates a percentage of your purchase when made through the site. To link, search for Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA.

Link Your In-Store Shopping!

'Re-link' season is here!  Programs exist to raise funds for local groups with NO WORK/COST to you other than a few clicks, a call or minute or two in-store.

***  For each program, please select Lakewood ELEMENTARY ***

Food Lion

Food Lion has a school benefit program.

See customer service while in-store to connect your Food Lion MVP card to Lakewood Elementary. 

Harris Teeter

VIC cards can be linked every year in August to Lakewood Elementary, and they donate money to the value of a % of your purchases, especially on HT products. See, or go to customer service in-store - or dial 1-800-432-6111 to link/re-link.

Buy Merchandise!

We receive a small profit from these shirts, but we'd more love for people to wear them around!


volunteer with or join the pta!

thank you!