There are a number of ways that we raise money throughout the year. In addition to events we sponsor, ongoing programs such as eScrip, Amazon Smile, Target, Box Tops, and Terracycle allow for portions of proceeds to go back to the school all year long.
Box Tops – Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios, Hamburger Helper, and Kleenex, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and turn them into the office. Each one is worth 10 cents for Ericson.
AmazonSmile – A simple and automatic way for you to support Ericson Elementary every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .05% of the purchase price to Friends of Leif Ericson Elementary.
Target REDcard – Apply for the Target Credit or Debit REDcard, and select Ericson Elementary school. Every time you shop, the cardholder benefits with 5% savings, and Ericson benefits with up to 1% of your purchase. Go to www.target.com, click on “REDCard” on the top menu. Then click on “Take Charge of Education” on left menu. Click “Enroll” in the blue menu area towards the middle of the screen. Click blue menu “By ZIP code”, enter “92126”, press submit. Click Ericson, and click “Select this School”. Enter your first and last name and Target REDCard number.
Terracycle – TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. They do this by creating waste collection programs for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. Our school currently collects Capri Suns and GoGo Squeeze Applesauce on the Go pouches. For every pouch we turn in we are able to receive $0.01 that can go back to our school and its education efforts.