Proud of the Volunteer Spirit
Shady Lane is both proud of and grateful for the volunteer spirit and generosity expressed by our families, staff, alumni, and the community at large. Parents routinely give a bit of their time and energy, and find the experience so enlivening that they come back wanting more.
Parents, educators, and administrators work together for the benefit of the Shady Lane community. Many annual events, including the Book Fair and our annual Spring Fair, are led by parents in collaboration with educators and administrators.
All parents and staff are encouraged to volunteer and participate in Shady Lane events. Sign up for participation is sought in the fall, but parents may volunteer at any time. In addition, many opportunities to participate in the community, including discussion groups and other gatherings occur throughout the year.
Shady Lane is a charitable nonprofit organization. Many families volunteer to help raise funds to support the School. Donations of funds, goods and services are always welcome and appreciated.
Monetary donations are accepted through these partners:
- United Way Contributor Choice
Shady Lane's Contributor Choice ID number is 346.
Please use iGive as your portal to online shopping and designate Shady Lane as your designated charity. A percentage of sales from participating online retailers will be donated directly to Shady Lane. Visit iGive »
- Giant Eagle Apples for the Students Program
You can register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card to help generate Apples for the Students points redeemable by Shady Lane. Call 800-474-4777 to register. Shady Lane's ID number is 0966. Register for the program »
Direct monetary contributions can be made to Shady Lane at www.guidestar.org; search for "Shady Lane" by name, then click the "Donate Now" button.
- Target "Take Charge of Education®" program
Target REDcard® holders can visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school (Shady Lane School), then use their REDcard® whenever they shop. Target will donate up to 1% of your total purchases to Shady Lane. More details are available at Target.com. Shady Lane's School ID for this program is 15471.
- Pittsburgh Foundation "Day of Giving"
Shady Lane is a participant in the annual Day of Giving this year. Please consider making a donation via pittsburghgives.org on Thursday, October 3, 2013, to help us receive matching funds from the Day of Giving matching pool that day.
Board of Trustees
Shady Lane is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. We have found that a diverse Board is crucial to the strength of the organization, and that such diversity is strengthened by the participation of current and past Shady Lane parents as well as other members of the community. Parents interested in serving on Shady Lane's Board of Trustees can ask for more information from Patrick Webster, Executive Director.