Other Fundraising & Giving Opportunities
In addition to the Annual Campaign and our Silent Auction Event, there are many opportunities to support the school just by shopping. These simple fundraising opportunities support SVCMS and add up to surprisingly significant amounts.
St. Vrain Community Montessori School earns a percentage of the sales at no cost to you, and it couldn’t be easier!
King Soopers Loyalty Affiliation
Beginning April 1 2019, King Soopers launched a new loyalty program and has pledged to donate $2.5 million per quarter to participating non-profits in the state of Colorado. Participating organizations have the ability to earn a maximum of $125,000 per quarter. The amount SVCMS earns depends on how much our organization spends compared to the spending of other participating organizations. In other words, the $2.5M will be divided among participating organizations based on a percentage of the total spent.
The nice part of this program is how easy it is to participate. You simply need to affiliate your King Soopers card number or Alternate ID (usually your phone number) with SVCMS. Once you do this, SVCMS earns money each time you shop at King Soopers. And you will still continue to earn and keep your own fuel points.
Please complete the following steps to affiliate your King Soopers account with SVCMS.
If you do not already have a King Soopers account, create one at http://www.kingsoopers.com.
Once logged in, click on Menu (upper left side). Scroll to the bottom of options and click Savings. Next click Community Rewards at the bottom of the list. Under step 2, click on the here link and search for school code PI953 or search by name St. Vrain Community Montessori School. Assign SVCMS as your beneficiary of points.
You can also enroll using the King Soopers phone app by going to My Account > Loyalty > Community Rewards > Enroll in Community Rewards.
Then use your registered rewards card each time you shop. The school will receive a check each quarter based on our community's spending.
We sell grocery cards to Safeway and Vitamin Cottage on a monthly basis in any denomination from $25 to $500.
SVCMS receives 5% of the total value of the cards sold on a monthly basis ($5 for every $100). You shop at your usual stores AND we receive a donation!
If each family spends around $500 a month on groceries, SVCMS receives $25. If even 50 families participated, SVCMS would earn $1,250 a month! Over even 10 months, this would mean $12,500 for the school!
Grocery cards can be purchased at school events and in the office and are distributed on a first come/first serve basis. Grocery cards in any denomination may be pre-ordered by completing this form. New feature: sign up in advance to receive grocery cards each month automatically! We will email you each month when your cards arrive.
Safeway: Available in any denomination from $25 to $500. SVCMS receives 5%. May be used for anything but money orders. Cards can be reloaded at Safeway and continue to benefit the school each time you reload the card.
Vitamin Cottage: Available in $50 denominations. Cards are not reloadable; however, you can set up a recurring monthly order to receive a new gift card(s) each month. SVCMS receives 5%.
AmazonSmile: When you buy eligible items at smile.amazon.com (which is just like the amazon.com site and uses your same account), Amazon will make a donation to the nonprofit of your choice. Be sure to choose St. Vrain Community Montessori School when you shop! AmazonSmile is newly available to use on iPhone and Android devices. Here's how to set up your device so that each Amazon purchase benefits SVCMS.
Open the Amazon Mobile App
Click the corner screen icon with the three horizontal lines
Scroll down to Settings > Amazon Smile > Turn on Amazon Smile
If you haven't already, you will have to enable notifications from the Amazon app to sign up for Amazon Smile on your device.
See official instructions from Amazon here.
Scrip: The Scrip program allows nonprofit organization members to purchase Scrip for everyday expenses like food, clothing, and entertainment while earning a percentage of each dollar of SCRIP purchased back in revenue. Scrip is “no selling” fundraising, as participating merchants, both local and national, will make contributions to our school just by purchasing gift cards to the stores you already frequent. Please click here for more information on Scrip. Click here to download the Scrip order form.
SVCMS Shutterfly Storefront: When you purchase items at our Shutterfly storefront, Shutterfly donates 8% of the cost of the purchase back to SVCMS. It's an easy way for the school to earn money anytime you order photo prints, holiday cards, or personalized gift items. Just be sure to go to Shutterfly through our SVCMS-specific URL, so we receive credit for your purchase. Unfortunately, the Shutterfly mobile app does not work with this fundraiser. However, you may use the mobile web site on your phone. http://svcms.shutterflystorefront.com/
Lands’ End: High-quality clothing with the SVCMS logo is made available through Lands’ End School Uniforms site. Each item purchased with our Preferred School Number (900142936) earns SVCMS up to 3% cash on the net sale, depending on the volume of items purchased. Go to the Lands’ End and set up an account for your family. You will be able to enter separate sizing information for each child. Be sure to enter our Preferred School Number so SVCMS receives credit for the purchases.
For Small Hands Catalog: This catalog, sent home in the fall, features hard-to-find, child-sized tools and toys that encourage self-sufficiency and values consistent with Montessori principles. In early fall, SVCMS places a group order for families who wish to purchase items from the For Small Hands catalog. Shipping is free because of the group order. In the late fall, Guides post wish list items on their E-Giving Tree. Families can purchase these items for their children’s classrooms and look through the catalog for the many wonderful items that their families may enjoy at home or choose as gifts for others. SVCMS receives a 10% merchandise credit for all orders over $25. Please include our school ID number (243230) when you place your order. We recommend placing orders by December 2 to ensure delivery before the school breaks for Winter Break.
Collect the following items you use every day and turn them into the school’s collection boxes to benefit SVCMS!
Box Tops for Education (BTFE): Families collect box tops from participating products. For each box top collected, BTFE makes a financial contribution to the school. Families may drop off collected box top labels in the box located in the school office.
Box Tops is in the process of transitioning to a digital format. The new Box Tops mobile app allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.
The traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but will continue to be found on many products throughout the store for the next year or two. Please continue to clip these and send them to school. Eventually, the Box Tops program will become a digital-only program. Many participating brands have already started to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label.
To participate in the digital program, please download the Box Tops app available in the App Store or on Google Play. Link your app to St. Vrain Community Montessori School. Be sure to save receipts on which you have qualifying purchases, and then scan that receipt using the mobile app. Proceeds will be automatically updated to the school's online profile.
Benefits of the mobile program include:
The school’s earnings are automatically updated online
Access to special bonus offers on top of your Box Tops earnings
Ability to redeem anywhere, anytime within 14 days of purchase
No need to clip or send Box Tops to school
Milk Caps for Moola: This program, sponsored by Longmont Dairy, helps students earn money for their school. Longmont Dairy milk caps are worth $0.05 each. Save as many bottle caps as you can and bring them in to the collection box at the front office. In just two years, local schools have collected one million milk caps, earning $50,000 for education. Download the Milk Caps flyer.
TerraCycle: This national program collects materials from nonprofits and schools that are then upcycled into affordable, high-quality products ranging from tote bags to purses, shower curtains to kites. Bring in your used drink pouches and health and beauty products like empty shampoo and soap bottles. Our drop boxes are managed by the Evergreen middle school students.