FAQ

When is Dress Down Day?
October 4, 2019

Where does Dress Down Day take place? 
Anywhere! Participants will publicly show their support for Philadelphia Public Schools by wearing the “Dress Down Day for Philly Public Schools” t-shirt on October 4, 2019.

Why participate in Dress Down Day? 
Proceeds from “Dress Down Day for Philly Public Schools” meet the direct needs of various public schools in Philadelphia. By giving a donation and participating in “Dress Down Day for Philly Public Schools”, participants are strengthening communities, enhancing neighborhood schools, and investing in our youth.

Who organized this?
“Dress Down Day for Philly Public Schools” is organized by The Goldenberg Group and The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.

Who can participate?
Everyone! Those who support Philadelphia Public Schools are highly encouraged to make a contribution and wear their t-shirt on October 4th. We would especially love to see companies in Philadelphia representing “Dress Down Day for Philly Public Schools” with multiple employees wearing t-shirts!

How do I sign up?
You can register by going to DressDownPhilly.com to make a contribution. The deadline to make a contribution in order to receive your exclusive 2019 t-shirt by mail is September 20th!

How will I get my t-shirt?
For individual donations:
All participants who register by September 20th will have their t-shirt mailed to the address provided.

For company-wide donations:
Companies are welcome to make a contribution on behalf of their employees. Contact George Fisher at gfisher@thefundsdp.org or call 215-979-7122. 

How can I take advantage of my company’s matching gifts? 
A company can choose to match the contributions of their employees. Employees should keep their receipts provided by the payment site and submit their receipts to their employer as directed.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia is a non-profit, 501c3, which means the portion of your purchase for which you are not receiving a good or service is tax deductible.