You can fundraise for Thornton Creek simply by leveraging the money you already spend. Here are several ways:
Scrip is a Latin word that means “anything used instead of money.”
This ongoing and successful fundraising program offers parents the chance to donate to Thornton Creek without spending extra money. Thornton Creek purchases gift cards from retailers at a discount and sells them to families at face value. You can give them as gifts or use them just like you would cash.
You can buy scrip for many local grocery stores and businesses, as well as some national ones, at the scrip table (in the hallway, near the office) most days before and/or after school. Gift cards are available for:
- Fred Meyer
- Metropolitan Market
- Regal Cinemas
- Top Pot
- Whole Foods
We accept cash (exact change) or checks at the scrip table. If you have any questions or can volunteer to staff the scrip table once a week, please contact our scrip coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can order scrip online at www.scripzone.com—there are more than 500 retailers! The scrip will arrive at the school by the 15th of the month and be ready for pickup at the scrip table (unless you make other arrangements by emailing email@example.com).
You can pay for scrip ordered online by check or ACH withdrawal. Use registration code 206TCPG.
Buy a Chinook Book
Chinook Books and mobile coupon packs are a combination coupon book and resource guide, containing information and more than $5,000 in discounts on products and services having reduced environmental impacts—including food, entertainment, household items, and transportation. Chinook Books are sold between the start of the school year and December 15th as fundraisers for specific classes. They can be purchased directly from participating classrooms or from the scrip table. Profits from Chinook coupons purchased from the scrip table are divided equally between the participating classrooms.
Shop at Office Depot
Office Depot will give Thornton Creek a 5% credit for every purchase of school and office supplies—whether you order online or shop at the store. Use ID number 70107343 at checkout (or ask them to look up AE2/Decatur/Thornton Creek).
Order personalized labels online
Name Bubbles is an online retailer that makes personalized, waterproof labels. The company will donate 20% of every purchase to Thornton Creek. Use code TCE12.
Register your loyalty card
Registering your loyalty cards (e.g., your Safeway Club card) or credit cards at www.escrip.com and a percentage of purchases tracked with your loyalty card will automatically be sent to Thornton Creek. Cards need to be re-registered each fall. Merchants using www.escrip.com include:
- Bartells (1% to 4% depending on total monthly spend using Bartells Club Card)
- Safeway (1% to 4% depending on total monthly spend using Safeway Club Card)
- Sierra Trading Post (5% using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, ATM or Diners cards)
- Orvis (5% using VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover cards)
- Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Disney Cruise, Princess Cruise (2% to 5% depending on total monthly spend using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or ATM cards. You must book through www.clubcruise.com.)
1. Go to http://www.escrip.com/.
2. Click Sign Up on the right hand side.
3. Search for Thornton Creek (or use Group ID 8560722).
4. Select our school.
5. Enter registration information (name, address, etc.) and click Next.
6. Register any club cards and click Next.
7. Register any credit or ATM cards that you wish and click Next.
8. Register any Bartells cards and click Next.
9. Review and confirm.
10. Pick a password.
Register your Target card
Target Credit Card® and Target® Visa® Credit Card account holders can sign up for the Take Charge of Education program by calling 1-800-316-6142 or by visiting Target.com/tcoe or an in-store kiosk.
The primary cardholder of a Target Debit Card™ can sign up for the Take Charge of Education program by calling 1-800-316-6142.
Our school name with Target is Thornton Creek School at Decatur, school ID 106463. Target donates up to 1% of REDcard purchases.
Use the Fundwaiser website
Fundwaiser donates a portion of online referral fees when you shop from the Fundwaiser portal at listed online merchants. You can support Thornton Creek by shopping online at retailers such as amazon.com, iTunes, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, and more, through http://fundwaiser.com/school/WA/seattle/thornton-creek.
Save box tops for education
Clip, save, and drop your box tops in the basket near the Thornton Creek office door. Thornton Creek receives 10 cents for each box top coupon. So far this year, we have received $190 for our students! For information and additional savings see http://www.boxtops4education.com/.
Collect rewards from Coke products
Families collect points off boxes or lids from Coke-affiliated sodas, water, or juices and we can convert them into athletic equipment, or art or school supplies.
To support Thornton Creek you can either register online at www.mycokerewards.com or just drop lids or box ends in the basket near the "Box Tops for Education" basket. The rewards volunteer will gather and enter them periodically. Brands include: Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid, Powerade, Fanta, Barq's, Fresca, Mello Yello, Mr Pibb, Fuze, and Seagram's.