Building Blocks

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A Tradition of Giving and Excellence.

Building Blocks is a critical source of funding  for classroom equipment, technology, and other resources.

In past years, donations have funded items such as playground equipment, Chromebooks, classroom libraries, water fillers, and the fence along Runnymede.

  • 100% of your donation  goes to school improvements and educational resources
  • A committee of Selwyn teachers, administrators and staff decide where to apply every dollar of your donations


Many employers will match your gift. Be sure to indicate the name of your employer online and the amount of their matched gift, if applicable.

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Building Blocks families that have donated already!

2020-2021 Building Blocks Donor List

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Building Blocks?

Building Blocks is our annual fundraising campaign for Selwyn Elementary.

How is Building Blocks different than Red Ribbon Reading?

Building Blocks funds longer-term purchases such as technology, classroom libraries, and playground equipment, with Selwyn staff and one PTA representative determining how the money is spent. Red Ribbon Reading funds the yearly PTA operating budget including items such as field trips and events like the school dance.

When are contributions due?

The 2021 campaign will run February 1 to February 28, though contributions are welcome at any time.

How much should I give?

Any amount is appreciated and every dollar counts! In past years, we have raised as much as $120,000.

How do I donate?

To donate by check, make checks payable to Selwyn PTA and mail to Alison Milas, 2012 Harris Road, Charlotte, NC 28211.  You may also donate by Pay Pal.  To donate through Pay Pal click on the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page.

Where can I find out more?

Please email the Building Blocks co-chairs, Alison and Zvonimir Milas.