Give to King

Friends of King

Financial support from King Families pays for programs and initiatives that allow our students – and our community – to thrive.  One of the best ways King Families can help support students and the many vital programs at our school is by participating in the PTA’s direct donation drive called the Friends of King.


Set Your Own Amount

One Time or Recurring

Monthly Giving

Use These Convenient Preset Amounts

donate $100 per month
donate $60 per month (for two kids)
donate $30 per month (for one kid)
donate $10 per month

Our goal is to have ALL king families participate in our efforts to raise $115,000. The PTA needs approximately $300 per student to fully fund our programs. If you’re able, please consider making a tax deductible contribution in this amount; however, any amount that is significant to you will help us reach our goal.

Among the things your gift helps support:

  • Classroom Supplies from paper and pencils to cow eyes for dissection in science class.
  • Edible Schoolyard Staffing for our cooking and gardening program and family night out events
  • Lifeguards to enable swimming classes for all King students.
  • More than 400 student athletes playing on 20+ sports teams. More than half of our athletes achieved honor roll!
  • Technology and Equipment Upgrades to ensure our computer systems actively support learning.
  • Community building events like the Welcome Fair, 6th Grade Welcome Dinners, and Fall Festival.
  • Eighth Grade Promotion Dance including financial and logistical support.
  • Parent Education to help us grow with our middle-school students.
  • Capital Improvements Projects such as our new skateboard lockers and mural project.
  • 7th grade You Be the Scientist program

Donate Today!

Donations can be made online on a one-time or recurring basis or checks can be made out to “King PTA” and dropped off in the school office or mailed to Friends of King, MLK Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA  94703.  All donations to King PTA are tax deductible under the tax ID #94-6183862.

Employer Matching Grants

Many employers will match your donations. Why not increase your gift in this easy and painless way? Simply ask your Human Resources Department if they offer matching donations. Below is proof of our nonprofit status and other helpful details your employer may require.


Name of nonprofit entity Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School PTA
Proof of nonprofit status Charitable Trust Number and Confirmation Letter (PDF)
501(c)3 determination letter 501(c)3 determination letter (PDF)
Contact information PTA Treasurer1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94703-1048(510) 644-4544Email:





Please contact your Friends of King team at: