Support Us

There a lots of easy ways to support our neighborhood school.

Fundraisers & Donations help us fund lots of great initiatives. Volunteering is also greatly appreciated.

Please email Matt Sears at with any questions or other ideas.



Little Elephant Photography is donating 20% of profits throughout November and December!

Get those holiday portraits done and help support our school!

Our friendly neighbor, Betsey Ferney, has generously offered to donate proceeds from her small business to our PTA!

She offers 20-minute mini sessions (about 10-12 photos) for $75 and full-hour sessions (about 45 photos on a USB) for $200.

Please check out the Little Elephant Photography Website for more details and her great portfolio.

Breakfast with Santa!

Enjoy a breakfast feast while your kids visit Santa at the historic Hope Valley Country Club Dining Room!

The PTA has organized a Breakfast with Santa Event!

When: Sunday, December 17th, 10am-Noon

Where: Hope Valley Country Club, 3803 Dover Rd, Durham NC

Spots are limited, so please purchase tickets as soon as possible!

Check out the details on the mini-site here

Buy Shirts and Such

Lakewood Elementary PTA Shirt Store

We don't receive any profit from these shirts, but we'd love for people to wear them around!

Just use this coupon code at checkout for the base price:


Any donation to our PTA is tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt/letter in the mail thanking you for your donation. Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA is a 501(c)(3) Organization so donations are deductible on your taxes.

Please use the PayPal link above or send a check to:

Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA

1505 Blount St.

Durham, NC 27707

Link Your 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. (Lakewood Montessori Middle is a great school, but it is a pure magnet that draws from all neighborhoods in Durham, not just ours) ***

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.


Log in to to select our PTA the first time, then shop as usual by starting at AmazonSmile will donate a small percentage of your purchase our way. You can bookmark the page so every time you shop Amazon, you'll be supporting us!


If you have a Red Card (Debit or Visa), you can link your Target Red Card to a school. In addition to receiving the standard 5% discount on all items, Lakewood will also earn 1% cashback from your total purchases. Go online to or call 1-800-424-6888 to set up.


Kroger shopper loyalty cards can be linked easily to their Community Rewards program, and money to the value of a % of your purchases is donated to Lakewood Elementary. Go to, log on and go to the Community Rewards page, or call 1-800-KROGERS, choose Community Rewards representative to set up live. (must renew 1x/year)