Fundraising Opportunities

How can I help the CES PTO earn extra money?

While our Community Fair is our major fundraiser, you can help our school all year round by participating in the following programs. Every little bit helps!

 

General Mills Boxtops for Education: Get the specially marked box top off of General Mills products; each one is worth ten cents. It really does add up! Save and send them into school. Put them in baggies or envelopes in groups of 50. There are also easy clipping sheets online. Send them into school, or drop them in the PTO mailbox in the lobby. Don’t forget to save them this summer and bring them to school in September! Click here for more information.

Hannaford Helps Schools Program: Starting in the fall, shop at Hannaford, buy selected participating products, and earn cash for our school. CES can use these ‘school dollars’ to purchase sports equipment, art supplies, computers, books, musical instruments and more. At check-out, you will receive a receipt that states the dollar amount that you have earned for CES. You can either drop your receipts in the box at the front of the store marked CES, or send them to school with your child. If you would prefer to send them to school with your child, please label the envelope “Hannaford Helps”. In the meantime save those receipts!

 

Price Chopper Tools for Schools: Register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card and earn points that are redeemed for products used in our gym, art room, music room, and library. You can register your AdvantEdge card for CES (using our School Code of 15721) at www.pricechopper.com. Once you register, when you shop at Price Chopper and use your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card, CES will automatically receive credit towards free educational equipment. This costs nothing and does not interfere with credits you are earning for any other shopping promotion at Price Chopper.

 

Empties4Cash: Don’t throw away that empty inkjet cartridge! The CES PTO has a recycling program for ink jets through Funding Factory. The program will allow the recycling of cell phones, laptops and other various electronics. We are also extending our program to your employer. Please provide your employer with the information from the website. They can conveniently order supplies to return the items from your office at no charge. For more information please check out the website at phones, laptops and other various electronics. We are also extending our program to your employer. Please provide your employer with the information from the website. They can conveniently order supplies to return the items from your office at no charge. For more information please check out the website at www.fundingfactory.com.

 

Colonie Center School Bucks Program: Starting August 1st, every time you, your family, and your friends shop at Colonie Center,you can help CES earn points. Save your receipts, and bring them to the Guest Service Desk. Keep your eyes posted for additional promotions and contests throughout the year.

 

Shoparoo: download
Shoparoo is the free app that turns pictures of your receipts into cash donations for our school. Snap pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that sells grocery items to earn Roo Points (cash donations) for your school. Snap pictures of your receipts from any restaurant or other retailer (that doesn’t sell grocery items) to earn entries for your school into Shoparoo’s $1,000 monthly sweepstakes and $15,000 yearly sweepstakes! Each non-grocery receipt counts as an entry into both monthly and yearly sweepstakes.