Support PS 217

P.S. 217 is a Title I public school serving a predominantly low-income community with over 1200 children from pre-K to 5th grade. Located in the heart of Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, P.S. 217 is a welcoming community of students, parents, and teachers working together to fulfill the enormous potential of our children. As one of the most diverse elementary schools in the city, P.S. 217 believes in the power of inclusion, academic rigor, and the celebration of our many cultures. Over 30 languages and dialects are spoken at the school including Urdu, Spanish, Bengali, Russian, Chinese, Albanian, Haitian-Creole, Pashto, Tibetan, Turkish, and Uzbeki. Throughout the year, the Parents Association (PA) raises approximately $50,000 in much-needed funds to supplement enrichment programs, health and wellness initiatives, and educational activities that help to create a more engaged scholastic community.

The PA accepts contributions both small and large, as well as offers multiple volunteer opportunities to help staff our initiatives.Contribute today and help support our mission and programs!You can donate online*, or please mail a check made out to: P.S. 217 Parents Association.If your employer has a matching gift program and you must donate to a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization, please make your check out to Friends of PS 217.*Currently, the online donation is not available. Please check back in the next couple of days.

Your Donation Will Help Fund

Some of our fundraising campaigns include:

  • Penny Drives
  • Bake Sales
  • Annual Appeal
  • Merchandise Sales
  • Box-Top Collections
  • Performances
  • On-Site/Off-Site Events

Get involved today and help support our thriving community!


Support 217 While You Shop

There are 2 easy ways to raise money for P.S. 217 when you do your online shopping! Amazon.com and Boxed.com both have programs that benefit our school, here are instructions on how to set up your accounts and start generating money:

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. On your first visit to AmazonSmile: smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. It will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Please search for: “Friends of PS 217” and start shopping! You can change the charitable organization at any time.

Boxed.com is an online shopping destination for bulk items. When you set up an account with Boxed, go to your settings to link your account to the Box Tops for Education program at PS 217 COL DAVID MARCUS. When you buy items that have box tops on them, P.S. 217 gets the box top credit!