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This month's big opportunity...

Safeway has contributed over $300 million to date towards the education of our youth. The company has made extraordinarily generous contributions to the local communities they serve, and they are committed to giving $18 million in annual support for education. We applaud Safeway for all they have done through eScrip, and for being an outstanding community partner in the past.

Now you can shop at Save Mart, Lucky's or FoodMaxx and present your eScrip registered card or phone number when you check out. That's all you need to do to help fund your favorite schools!  

After you sign up, every year you'll need to renew you commitment with Safeway to keep earning for education. It's a one-click process to keep making a difference. Renew today!



 

Box Tops for Education logoOngoing Opportunities

Often when you shop you can generate funds for ISM at the same time without increasing your spending. Companies simply offer to pay forward, to a nonprofit of your choice (ISM of course!), a percentage of whatever you spend. We appreciate all members of the ISM community leveraging these nickel and dime funding opportunities to collectively generate thousands of dollars in support for our school. Even better, convince your relatives and friends to support us, too. We don't want you to buy anything you wouldn't otherwise buy, or to increase your spending. Just sign up to give ISM a share.

The following table lists ongoing opportunities for you to participate. The typical burden on you will be as simple as signing up or clipping things.

Thanks for taking the time!

 

Opportunity

Steps to Participate

ISM Contact & Codes

Box Tops for Education

  1. Look for the Box Tops for Education logo while or after you shop.

  2. Clip box tops periodically or throughout the year.

  3. Bring box tops to school and drop of with homeroom teacher or at the front office.

  4. If you like you can also sign up for special coupons and promotions on the Box Tops website to do even more.

boxtops@ismonterey.org

eScrip

  1. Signup. It's FREE! Select ISM as the beneficiary.

  2. Shop. Select Northern California as your region. You'll find SaveMart, FoodMaxx & Food4Less among the partners as well as some local restaurant. 

  3. Make money for ISM. View your monthly purchase reports and check the eScrip website for special opportunities to earn 2.5% cash back rewards to ISM when you use your cards linked to your eScrip account. You can also earn another 2.5% when leaving restaurant reviews.

escrip@ismonterey.org

School ID: 6750341

S.H.A.R.E.S.
  1. If you have not received a S.H.A.R.E.S. card via your ISM student, request one at the ISM office.
  2. Use a S.H.A.R.E.S. card when you shop at SaveMart or FoodMaxx and earn 3% of your purchase value back to ISM.
  3. If desired, get more information on the S.H.A.R.E.S. program online.
shares@ismonterey.org

Labels for Education

  1. Visit the Labels for Education website for qualifying products, like Campbell's, Plum's Organics, V8, Bolthouse Farms and Pepperidge Farms.

  2. Clip the UPC label or the cap on the qualifying product and give them to your  classroom teacher or the front office to collect.

labelsforeducation@ismonterey.org

Empties 4 Cash

  1. Bring empty printer cartridges and old cell phones to the ISM front office.

  2. Deposit them in the bins to the right just inside the front door, Thank you!

empties4cash@ismonterey.org

JCPenney / IZOD

  1. Get program details online.  

  2. Purchase IZOD-approved schoolwear at jcp.com or any JC Penney store.

  3. Turn your original receipts in to the ISM office.

izoded@ismonterey.org 

School ID: 822-250-035

Office Depot

  1. Stop by the ISM office to pick up a program card.   

  2. Present your card when shopping at Office Depot.

officedepot@ismonterey.org

School ID: 70117720

 

AmazonSmile

  1. Signup and register ISM to your AmazonSmile account.

  2. Just click on the supporting selection and type in our name, click add charity and your all set when shopping.

  3.  AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your shopping proceeds to ISM.

amazonsmile@ismonterey.org

USagain

  1. Bring any used clothes and shoes to the lower parking lot at ISM and put them in the USagain bins.

  2. USagain sends over charity funding to ISM every time 2/3 of the bin is collected and recycled. 

  3. Get more information online if desired.  

usagain@ismonterey.org

Mighty Good Things

 

  1. Will be included in our passive fundraising soon. You can check it out in the mean time here.

 

 

More Opportunities

If you are aware of more passive fundraising opportunities such as these, please email our Advancement Assistant. We will consider any ongoing program that pays dividends to ISM without asking our school families to spend more or to take repetitive action. Because one-day events such as promotional nights at restaurants do not meet these criteria (i.e. they ask for families to go out to dinner when they otherwise probably would not), we do not participate in them. We also do not sign up for online contests based on number of visits to a website (i.e. a repetitive action).

Last updated January 13, 2018 by Advancement Assistant