How Can You Get Involved?

  • Become a Opening Doors PTA member today and come to our meetings. Support our mission in serving the special services community while collaborating with the parent organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Volunteer by becoming a liaison or help us one or two hours with committee tasks.
  • Be an advocate for your children. Hear about local, state and federal measures, bills and decisions that can affect special education rights for your child and funding for his/her education.
  • Participate in our fundraising events.

Support Local School PTAs and School Force

If you live in the Belmont Redwood Shores School District, please join your local school PTA and donate to our district-wide educational foundation, School Force. Your local school PTA supports our children's education by offering valuable communications, volunteer run hot lunches, purchasing classroom supplies/materials, funding buses for field trips, purchasing computers, educational tools and playground equipments and etc.

School Force; on the other hand, plays a crucial in our children's education by funding salaries for our Reading Specialists, Music and Science teachers. Various programs continue to exist thanks to the funds raised by School Force. With the recent California deep budget cuts, we can no longer solely depend on the public funds to operate our schools. If you want quality education for your children, please get involved and donate to School Force. Together, we can make a difference in your child's education.

Opening Doors PTA Fundraisers

Raising funds is not the primary goal for Opening Doors PTA. We fund raise to cover the cost of running the PTA and any amount left over will go to purchasing equipments, computers, supplies and materials for the special day classrooms, learning centers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and teachers to acquiring specialized software, supplies and materials. In addition, we support educational workshops and fund staff enrichment programs.

  • Write-A-Check: We suggest $50 donation per family, any amount is much appreciated. Donations are tax deductible and we welcome corporate matching. Please mail checks to Opening Doors PTA, 2960 Hallmark Drive, Belmont 94002-2999.

  • Donate Online: Opening Doors PTA is a 503(c) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible, and we will issue you a receipt. Click the "Donate" button below to pay online with PayPal:

  • eScrip: Sign up is easy. Simply log on online at and have your credit, grocery and retail cards ready. Find Opening Doors PTA, group #500016675 and add it to the group list. Then enter your credit, grocery and retail card numbers.

  • Nob Hill Something Extra Rewards: Register online at, click on "Start Here" and follow the step by step instruction to create your account with a 10-digit loyalty number(many folks use their phone number). Then while logged in, go to Something Extra tab on the top menu, click on Extra Credit and select Opening Doors PTA as your organization to support. When you shop at Nob Hill/Raley's, simply enter your 10-digit loyalty number that you've created at the check out and that's it! A percentage of the sales will go directly to Opening Doors PTA.

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