Many PA/PTAs ask local businesses to make donations -- food, services, or money -- to the school's PA/PTA for specific events and/or pledge sponsorships. For instance, a local pizzeria might be willing to provide pizzas and drinks for a PA/PTA event, or a yoga studio might say yes to providing a yoga class at health/exercise event. For schools that have auctions or galas, solicitation of goods and services from local business that can be auctioned off can be critical. Approaching local banks might prove worthwhile: although some might be willing to sponsor an event, others have a policy of donating volunteer hours.