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The Fairmont PTA's mission has always been about improving the learning opportunities, safety and welfare for our students. Parent involvement and support are key to the success of our mission. Whenever you make a donation or support a fundraiser, you are helping to pay for programs that benefit all students at Fairmont, such as Playworks and classroom supplies.
We always welcome direct donations. Please make donations payable to Fairmont PTA. For your tax records, here is our Federal Tax ID: 94-6171906
The PTA organizes fundraisers at local restaurants such as Pizza Roma, Jamba Juice, Pasta Pomodoro, Chuck-E-Cheese, and Rubio’s. When you patronize these establishments on the days of the fundraisers, a portion of the sales will go to the PTA.
Do you shop at Safeway, Pak n Save, Macys or eat at Round Table Pizza? Here’s a quick way to earn money for our school:
- Log on to www.eScrip.com
- Go to the column “Make A Difference in Four Steps” and click on “Sign Up.” Enter our School ID Number: 139421715 or you can enter our group name, which is Fairmont Elementary School PTA.
- Register your grocery club card numbers e.g. your Safeway Club Card number
- You may want to register your debit and credit cards
- Shop at eScrip merchants. For a full list of merchants who participate in the eScrip, please click on the link: http://groups.escrip.com/promo/merchant_guides/merc_safe_wcn.pdf
- If you participated in eScrip with Safeway last year, don’t forget to renew to continue earning Safeway contributions. Have your Safeway Club Card number ready. Visit www.escrip.com and click on “YES RENEWAL.”
- Present the cards that you have registered for eScrip for all your purchases, eg. Present your Safeway Club Card every time you shop...and a percentage of purchases will be automatically contributed by the merchant.
Also, eScrip has an online mall featuring merchants such as Staples, Amazon.com, eBay and Lego, and if you go to those web sites from the eScrip online mall, that’s another way to get a donation.
EVERYONE can help earn cash for Fairmont by clipping the Box Tops from hundreds of participating brands of everyday purchases from cereal to toilet paper. Each box top is worth 10 cents and it adds up fast when everyone participates. Just look for the Boxtop symbol on your groceries, clip the coupons, and turn them into the PTA box next to the bulletin board outside the main office.
Box Tops for Education also has an online mall which offers donations for Internet shopping - but only after you register at their Web site and click on their online mall first before going to the Web sites of various merchants, including Apple, Dell, Gap, Best Buy and Office Depot. If you choose to register with Box Tops for Education, you will again find Fairmont under the 94530 zip code.
If you shop on Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile instead. It's almost exactly the same as Amazon, with your same account, wish lists, one-click, Amazon Prime, and so on. So there's no difference to you. But Fairmont will receive 0.5% of your purchase — potentially a lot of money for our school!
To use Amazon Smile, just go to https://smile.amazon.com. The first time you log in, you'll be asked to select the charitable organization you want. In the search box type "Fairmont Elementary PTA". Make sure you click the Fairmont in El Cerrito, CA, as there are several others around the country. Set a bookmark so you'll have this portal handy when you're shopping. And that's it!
If you do and have a Target Visa or a Target Card, Target Stores will donate a percentage of the amount of your purchases to Fairmont School. Just visit www.target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate Fairmont School of El Cerrito. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, it’s year-round and it’s easy. Grandparents, alumni, neighbors and friends (don't even have to be local residents) can take part, too.
If you happen to shop at Staples, just give Fairmont PTA Customer Number: 5769468351 to the cashier when you make the purchase. No need to sign up.
When you shop for Usborne books on their web site, Fairmont earns free books. To shop there, click https://z3119.myubam.com/47045
Otis Spunkmeyer Sale — Buy cookie and pizza dough. We hold this each Fall, and sometimes repeat it in Spring.
Gift Wrap & Catalog Sales — Usually in the Fall. Between 40 and 50 percent of the sales benefit our school.
Spell-a-Thon — Usually in February. Kids study words in their classes and solicit donations for words spelled correctly.
Walkathon — Usually in Fall, this event helps raise health awareness as well as raise funds for the PTA.
Not all fundraisers we've done through the years have been a good fit. But most fundraisers can work with the right person leading the way. If one of the following sounds interesting to you and you're willing to spearhead the effort, let us know. We'll try to connect you with someone who has experience with the event, and you can decide whether it will work again for Fairmont.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair — Books purchased with our flier at Barnes & Noble on a scheduled day provide a percentage of the sales to Fairmont.
Fairmont Olympics — Fairmont held this event to bring a fun, sporty, healthy event to our Spring calendar..