In addition to the “big” fundraising we do each year (Back to School Request, Read-a-thon, etc.) there are a bunch of other “smaller” ways we can as individuals and as a community, support our school. From clipping Box Tops to attending a special Restaurant donation night, helping to raise important dollars for SES can cost nearly nothing, be as simple as doing what you already do, and be super tasty as well!
This page is an attempt to share many of the easy ways we can all help support Sunnyside Environmental School. Have an idea to share? Use the Contact form and send your links or ideas to our PTSA Fundraising team.
Crazy Easy Money
The SES PTSA sells Scrip (gift cards to grocery stores, restaurants and more) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the table in the mail hall at Sunnyside Environmental School. You can take a look at the type of Scrip cards we sell (and the percentage donation that comes back to the PTSA) by clicking on this link. You can use these cards just like normal gift cards (which is exactly what they are). You buy them at face value and a percentage of your purchase is donated back to the PTSA. No extra cost to you!
Buy books or other items through these links to earn money for SES
Did you know that Office Depot will donate 5% of any qualifying purchase back to Sunnyside Environmental School? If you shop at the local Office Depot (323 SE MLK Blvd.) you can just ask them to apply the 5% Back to Schools to Sunnyside Environmental School. If you are shopping at another Office Depot or online or over the phone (1-800-GO-DEPOT) you can use the School ID 70084282.
Complete details on the Office Depot 5% Back to Schools program can be found here:
BoxTops for Education is an easy way to raise money for our school. In the last two years we’ve earned nearly $500 that has helped purchase books for our wonderful library. Our next submission deadline is March 1st. If you are holding on to BoxTops please drop them off to the SES Library by Friday, February 24th so we can send them in on time. Not sure what products have BoxTops? Click here to see the full list of products that have BoxTops. Thanks for saving them and bringing them in to SES!
The return of Fall means…the start of school? Sure. An obsession with football? Maybe. The SES Chinook Book fundraiser? You betcha!
Chinook Books are a great source of hundreds of coupons for local businesses–restaurants, food carts, grocery stores, bike shops, health and fitness opportunities and much, much more.
The best part (aside from all the money you get to save) is that Sunnyside gets 50% of each Chinook Book sale. Order online or at school in September and October to get your book (or Mobile Edition, or both!) and help Sunnyside Environmental School at the same time.
Local restaurants love SES! We always have several restaurant days during the school year. They work like this: For an entire day (or sometimes just an evening), a local restaurant will donate a percentage of their sales (usually 15 – 20%) back to Sunnyside Environmental School. Eat in, take out–doesn’t matter. Our only job–cram the restaurant with Sunnyside families.
Last year we raised over $950 in a single day at Laughing Planet on Belmont! Other restaurant events in previous years include Pastini Pastaria, Pizzicato and Burgerville. 2011-12 will include monthly donation evenings at Hawthorne Hophouse (benefiting music at SES), Straight from New York Pizza on Belmont and many more.
We all like to eat out when we can–why not support Sunnyside Environmental School at the same time?
Everyone needs to put a label on something! Sticker labels, clothing labels, bag tags–you name it. Loveable Labels has it all and if you use the website www.ses.loveablelabels.ca 20% of your purchase will benefit SES. Check it out!
In the coming year Fred Meyer will donate $2.5 million to local schools, community organizations and non-profits through their community rewards program. To help SES raise money through this program simply register your Rewards Card. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 91990. That’s it, you’re done. You still earn Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates just as you do today. Best of all, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are supporting our school!
MightyNest is an online store selling kitchen, household and cleaning products. Go to www.mightynest.com and you’ll be prompted to select your school and that school will receive a 15% donation from any purchase you make on the site.
What are we missing here? Use the Contact form and send your links or ideas to our PTSA Fundraising team.