Passive Fundraising

One of the goals of the Alice Birney Public Waldorf EK-8 School is to provide a public Waldorf Inspired education to students regardless of a family’s ability to pay.  Our student body typically consists of 30-40% of families with income eligibility for free and reduced lunch programs.  Fundraising helps cover the annual giving and material fee for these students.

Alice Birney Public Waldorf EK-8 School participates in several passive fundraising programs.  What is passive fundraising?  Earning money by doing stuff you’d do anyway, like buy groceries, surf the web, dine out, shop, etc.  Passive fundraising is a great way to earn our school free money with no extra cost to the purchaser!

HOW DO I DO IT?  HOW DO I GET MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO IT?

Super easy!  Here are some of the programs:

Box Tops for Education (General Mills)

Box Tops for Education has gone digital!  Download the Box Tops app on a mobile device, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit our school’s earnings online. Visit the website boxtops4education.com to sign up and be sure to select ALICE BIRNEY WALDORF INSPIRED K-8 SCHOOL.
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CARS donations

Do you have a vehicle you no longer wish to own, even if it doesn’t run?  Donate it to us through CARS.  Just click on the link above and schedule a pick up – they do the rest.  They will even provide the receipt for your taxes once the vehicles sells. careasy.org/nonprofit/Alice-Birney-Parent-Guild
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Escrip

Once you register your debit and/or credit cards, portions of purchases from participating merchants start coming in. The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op is our local escrip supporter.  Just buy groceries there with a card registered to your escrip account and you’re good to go.  You can also check your contributions online and see just how much you spent for the month.  Just go to website, click on “sign-up” and follow instructions.  Our school ID is 6521824 or you can just search under Alice Birney Waldorf Inspired.  Please enter VISA/MasterCard debit cards twice; once as an ATM and once as a credit card, so purchases via both networks are credited. Like Goodsearch, you can also shop online through this site through participating merchants and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the school. E-scrip also has a downloadable toolbar for brain-free saving!
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E-Waste 4 Good

They accept electronic waste in any condition, working or not. You can donate 1 piece or 100 pieces. The more you gather from your home or office the more you will help Alice Birney in our fundraising efforts. Please fill out the quick and easy form. One of the eWaste representatives will contact you shortly to schedule your free pick up and help a good cause.  You can collect for your neighbors too – just be sure to have them complete the log sheet to turn in with the items. ewaste4good.com
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Farm Fresh To You

Farm Fresh To You provides 10% of subscription costs back to Alice Birney!  If you or a family member/friend are an existing subscriber or want to start subscribing, our school can earn 10% of our community’s subscriptions. If you currently subscribe, please call 1-800-796-6009 or click the link to add our promo code to your account:  http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com/how-it-works/school-fundraising. (Go to account summary and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click Apply Promo Code. Enter ALICEBIRNEY in the box.) New customers will provide our promo code ALICEBIRNEY at sign up.

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goodsearch.com 

Goodsearch is the search engine for good.  Just like other search engines, Goodsearch generates ad revenue with every search you conduct, then $0.01 of that revenue is credited to your search bank.  When you earn enough money through searching, you can donate it to the charity of your choice.  Head over to goodsearch.com to register Alice Birney Waldorf Inspired K-8 as the charity of your choice and begin supporting today!
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goodshop.com 

Earn donations towards our school with your everyday purchases!  Go to goodshop.com to get the latest coupons and offers from thousands of top retailers.  When you shop with Goodshop, a percentage of your purchase is donated to your chosen cause.  Head over to goodshop.com to register Alice Birney Waldorf Inspired K-8 as your cause and begin supporting today!

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Nugget/Food 4 Less Scrip Cards

Nugget has started up a scrip program similar to Raley’s Quality of Life card program.  Just pick up a card at our front office, register the card at the above website, and swipe your card at checkout for a portion of your purchase amount to come back to the school.  Pick up cards for your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and anyone else you know who shops at Nugget or Food 4 Less.  Remember to renew via Nugget’s website every August. Here’s the link: https://scrip.nuggetmarket.com/
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Office Depot –  Give Back to Schools Program

Earn 5% back in credits for your school. Once your school has earned more than $10 in credits within the quarter, we will mail them a merchandise certificate they can redeem at officedepot.com, at their local Office Depot store or at 1-800-GO-DEPOT.

Simply complete your online purchase and enter your school’s ID on the Thank You Confirmation page. Shopping in store? When you check out, simply provide your school’s name or school’s ID to associate. Search for 95831 Zip Code, or enter Alice Birney’s ID: 70013393.

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Raise Right

Buy gift cards from over 750 popular brands and earn money for Alice Birney!

Visit RaiseRight.com/enroll or download the RaiseRight mobile app. Complete the quick sign-up form and enter our unique enrollment code (7JCFMUNHDRSW) to tie earnings to our school.  When you purchase gift cards, you will get the full value, and the brands will give back a percentage to Alice Birney!

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Shutterfly


Attention Shutterfly users!  You can now help our school receive a donation of your order amount just by going through our Shutterfly affiliate link.  Take a moment to check it out and be sure to share with your family and friends.

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SPREAD IT AROUND

Remember the shampoo commercial, “and they told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on and so on….”?  The key to passive fundraising is to have a wide base of participants.  All of us have family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and associates.  People like to help, so ask them – this is the easiest fundraising you can do for our school.


Questions? Contact Beth at elizabethsantizo@gmail.com

CALENDAR REMINDERS

Knit-a-thon - ongoing through March 22

Thu Feb 29| All-city Honor Orchestra Performance, 6pm McClatchy HS
Wed Mar 13 | School Site Council 4:30pm/Guild Meeting, 5:30pm (zoom)
Fri Mar 15 – Fri Mar 22 | 1st-6th grades- 12:20pm dismissal
Fri Mar 22 | Knit-A-Thon squares due (in office)


ATTENDANCE REPORTING

Email: alicebirneyattendance@gmail.com or call: 916-395-4510, press 1
Please include the following information when reporting an absence:

  • Parent’s name
  • Child’s full name
  • Teacher’s name
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Reason for absence

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