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!


Super easy!  Here are some of the programs:

Farm Fresh To You

Alice Birney has teamed up with Farm Fresh to You to raise funds for school. If you or a family member are an existing subscriber or want to start subscribing, our school can earn 10% of our community subscriptions. If you currently subscribe, please call 1-800-796-6009 or click the link to add our promo code to your account: (Go to account summary and scroll to bottom of page. Click Apply Promo Code. Enter ALICEBIRNEY in the box.) New customers will provide our promo code ALICEBIRNEY at sign up.   Questions? Contact Laura at or 916-804-8796.


Shopping to Educate

Lake Crest Village, Loehmann’s Plaza & Citrus Town Center are excited to be continuing the Shopping to Educate program for the 2021-2022 school year. The program awards local schools with prizes ranging from $250-$2,500!

Alice Birney earns points for each dollar spent at Lake Crest Village (Florin Rd & Greenhaven Rd), Loehmann’s Plaza (Fair Oaks Blvd & Fulton Ave) and/or Citrus Town Center (Greenback Ln & Sunrise Blvd) from August 1, 2021 through February 1, 2022.

Simply take a photo or scan your receipts on your mobile device or computer and submit using the Shopping to Educate online form at

Cash prizes will be awarded to all participating schools in February 2022 based on total points earned throughout the school year.

Lake Crest Village merchants (Florin Rd & Greenhaven Rd)

9 Round Fitness, AAA, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Burger King, Chibi Chibi, Citibank, Elite Salon, Elite Threading, Games Workshop, Golden State Jewelers, Great Clips, Greenhaven Modern Dentistry, Jimboy’s Tacos, Lavender Nails, Leslie’s Pool Service, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Marshalls, Massage Envy, Nugget Markets, Paul’s Cleaners, Petco, Rite Aid, Shari’s Cafe & Pies, Site For Sore Eyes, Starbucks, Subway, T-4: Tea For You, T-Mobile, Tamashii Ramen, The UPS Store, U.S. Air Force Reserves, U.S. Army, U.S. Bank, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, Wingstop

Loehmann's Plaza merchants (Fair Oaks Blvd & Fulton Ave)

Amazing Lash Studio, Bank of the West, Bath and Body Works, Beach Hut Deli, Bento Box, Boudin SF, Chipotle, Club Pilates, European Wax Center, GNC, Grateful Bread Co., Hair Forte, J.K. Ryan Salon, Jack’s Urban Eats, Jamba, Massage Envy, Noah’s Bagels, Noodles & Company, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Papa Murphy’s, Pet Food Express, Raymond Cleaners, Restore Hyper Wellness, Save Mart Supermarkets, Site For Sore Eyes, Smashburger, Sole Desire Shoes, Sports Clips, Sutter Health Walk-In, Thai House Restaurant, The Joint Chiropractic, The UPS Store, Tiffany’s Nail & Spa, Wild Birds Unlimited, Willo Salon

Citrus Town Center (Sunrise Blvd & Greenback Ln)

A Wig Galleria, Beach Hut Deli, Bella Nail Bar, Ben’s Barketplace, BevMo, Black Angus, Five Below, GameStop, Half Price Books, I B TAN, La Fiesta Taqueria, Marshalls, Once Upon a Child, Panera Bread, Party City, PetSmart, Pizza Hut, Red Wing Shoes, Round Table Pizza, Skechers, Smile Time Dental, Sprouts Farmers Market, Staples, Sunrise Chiropractic, Wendy’s, Wingstop


Escrip has partnered with the Benefit Mobile Application for smart phone devices to pay a percentage of purchased electronic gift cards that are delivered to your phone within seconds.  The link above shows how it works and the site lists the hundreds of retailers who participate in the program, including Starbucks, Safeway, Whole Foods, Home Depot, Regal Theatres and many more.  You can also purchase electronic gift cards that can be sent as a gift to someone else. The initial set up takes a day or two to confirm your account information for your security – be sure to list the Alice Birney Waldorf Inspired K-8 as your beneficiary as part of your set up.


Attention Shutterfly users!  You can now help our school receive a 13% donation of your order amount just by going through our Shutterfly storefront:  This includes the websites tinyprints, Borrowlenses, and Wedding Paper Divas.  Take a moment to check it out and be sure to share with your family and friends.

This program donates about .01 for every search through their yahoo powered search engine.  If you shop online, by going through this site first and shopping through stores on their links, a portion of your purchase is donated to the school.  You can also download a tool bar to capture all the donations without having to think about it.  Go to the website and search for Alice Birney Waldorf Inspired K-8 and follow the instructions and you’ll be all set.


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!

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:

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.

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 to sign up and be sure to select ALICE BIRNEY WALDORF INSPIRED K-8 SCHOOL.

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.


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.

If you have questions or additional ideas for a school-wide fundraiser, please give me a call or send an email.  Thanks for all you do for our school.

Beth Santizo –

Rev. 09-16-2021


Wed. September 28, 2021 | School Site Council, 3:30pm (zoom)

Wed-Thu October 6-7 | Picture Days (info TBA)

Thu. November 11, 2021 | Veteran’s Day (no school)


or call: 916-395-4510, press 1

Please include the following information:
Parent’s name
Child’s full name
Teacher’s name
Date(s) of absence
Reason for absence

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