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Your Gift Makes a Difference

Supporting the best quality public education for Providence children is more important than ever. Your contribution will have an immediate impact on teaching and learning and help us continue to provide the powerful enrichment experiences that are transforming the lives of 800 Paul Cuffee students every year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Paul Cuffee School today.

There are multiple ways to support the School:

Donate to Paul Cuffee SchoolOnline Giving

This is the quickest way to make a gift to Paul Cuffee School. Use the button on the right to make your tax-deductible gift online.

Checks with Designated Funds

Your generosity supports teaching innovation and hands-on learning opportunities like theater, music and visual arts, modern language, debate team, sports, swimming lessons, field trips and outdoor education experiences that we otherwise cannot afford to offer. Please make your check payable to Paul Cuffee School and note that it is a charitable donation in the memo section. Please mail it to: Paul Cuffee School, Development Office, 459 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908.

Other Ways to Give

Tribute Gifts

Donations to honor your child’s teacher, or in remembrance of a loved one can be made by check or online through the “Donate Now” button on this website. Scroll down to include the name of the person you wish to honor or celebrate with your gift.


Please visit Donors Choose and search for Paul Cuffee School to find out what teachers and staff have identified as an immediate need for the classrooms and school. You can donate as little as $1 to as much as the cost of the whole project to make special educational projects a reality.

Workplace Giving

Please write in Paul Cuffee School when participating in your employer’s workplace giving campaigns such as Dress Down Days or United Way. The campaign administrator will send your tax-deductible donation directly to Paul Cuffee School by the end of their campaign, and you will receive your charitable gift tax credit through your company’s payroll deduction process.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will make a gift equal or greater to your donation – effectively doubling your donation to Paul Cuffee School! Contact your company’s Human Resources Department to find out if they offer this benefit and request a matching gift confirmation form to enclose with your donation to the School.

Gifts of Stock

You can reap significant tax benefits when you give appreciated securities rather than cash. With a gift of stock, you can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoid capital gains tax on the stock’s unrealized appreciation. Please have your broker contact the Paul Cuffee School Development Office for stock transfer instructions: 401-453-2626 x118.

Planned Gifts

Many people think they don’t have enough money to make a difference. While Paul Cuffee School depends on gifts of all sizes to achieve its annual fundraising goals, you can make an even greater impact in the future by designating Paul Cuffee School as a partial or full beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement plan, or your estate plan. Contact your estate planning attorney to find out how easy it is to add Paul Cuffee School to any of these policies or to name the School in your will. And please let the School’s Development Director know that you have done this, so we can thank you in advance for your generosity.

Give When You Shop

Paul Cuffee School has formed several partnerships that let you direct funding to our great programs while you shop.

PCS has joined the AmazonSmile program! Just designate PCS as your charity of choice when shopping on Amazon and they will donate 0.5% of your purchase back to us. Log into your Amazon account through AmazonSmile and search for “Paul Cuffee School” to choose us as your recipient organization.

Box Tops for Education
You can find Box Tops for Education tags on hundreds of General Mills products. Just clip Box Tops from the package and send them to your child’s classroom. Every Box Top is worth 10¢ for PCS, so funds can add up quickly. See www.boxtops4education.com for more information.

Stop and Shop
You can earn A+ School Rewards with each purchase made using your Stop & Shop Card. At the end of each month, the points you earn will go toward a cash award to the school. Just register your Stop & Shop card once to bring PCS ongoing benefits. To register your card number (beginning with 22), go to the Stop and Shop A+ website and enter Paul Cuffee School’s ID: 08135. You can also go to the customer service desk at any Stop & Shop.

Eastside Marketplace
Thanks to the Eastside Marketplace Friendship Fund, PCS can earn 1% of the purchases you make at Eastside Marketplace on Providence’s East Side. All you have to do is SAVE your receipts and send them to your child’s classroom, drop them off at the School, or mail them to 459 Promenade St., Providence RI. PCS will receive 1% of all receipts we return to the store.

And to find out about more about how you can make a difference at Paul Cuffee School – please contact Julia Karahalis, Director of Development at 401-453-2626 x118 or jkarahalis@paulcuffee.org.