How to Shop & Raise Funds for YVCS

The Holidays are here which means we are all being bombarded with advertisement about Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  All of the ads present countless opportunities to shop for great deals to fulfill Christmas gift shopping needs.  What if you could shop for Christmas gifts AND help raise funds for YVCS?

Below are several ways every family can raise funds for YVCS with minimal effort as you shop:

1)  Use AmazonSmile and choose "Ygnacio Valley Christian School Association" to earn money for YVCS! There is no cost to you and nothing to fill out. Even works with AmazonPrime.  Share the link below with family and friends so their shopping can help our school!

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-2168240

2) Many of you are registered with eScrip, a program that donates a portion of your purchases from various retailers to our school. In the past we have also had a S.H.A.R.E.S. card that is swiped when making purchases at Lucky, Save Mart and FoodMaxx stores. 

S.H.A.R.E.S. is now Shares powered by eScrip. Register at  www.escrip.com/Shares to begin earning up to 3% of your purchases to our school. It only takes a few minutes to register and your contributions will automatically be counted as you shop.  YVCS ID with eScrip is 137316784.

3) Box Tops for Educations.  My kids love to find these Box Tops for Educations on cereal boxes and other participating products, cut them out and drop them off at the school office.  You can learn more about Box Tops for Education here.

If you shop at Safeway, they have eBoxTops.  They are an online version of Box Tops for Education, making it easy to earn cash for your school through just for U™. Add digital eBoxTops offers to your card and earn cash for YVCS or more when you buy participating items.  Plus, get special bonus offers throughout the year!

4) Last but not least, stay tuned for more information to come about how you can help YVCS raise funds on #GivingTuesday (the day after Cyber Monday).

#GivingTuesday is an international day of generosity that empowers individuals to make donations to important causes on the Tuesday following the shopping frenzies of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Last year nonprofit organizations collected more than $116M (up from $45M in 2014) fueled by the power of more than 1.5B media impressions with collaborations from the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, the White House, and news outlets around the globe!