Everyday, you can support Desert Sky Montessori in its mission to provide tuition-free elementary education in Bend, Oregon! The fundraisers that we regularly participate in include: Fred Meyer Community Rewards, Amazon Smile, Box Tops for Education and Local Restaurant Fundraising nights!
Bottle and Can Recycling
Desert Sky has been approved as a Featured Fundraiser account at BottleDrop Redemption Centers!
Now, each time Desert Sky families, friends and local supporters return recyclables to BottleDrop Redemption Centers, they can donate their funds to our school! There are 2 easy ways to do so:
1. Pick up a blue BottleDrop bag which is located in the blue mailbox at both school locations. Fill it with redeemable plastic/glass bottles and cans and drop it off at the BottleDrop Redemption Center located at 755 NE 2nd St, Bend, OR 97701 (near the mid-town Safeway and Walgreens). You can also drop the blue bags off at either school location.
2. Continue to redeem your plastic/glass bottles and cans as you presently do at the BottleDrop Redemption Center, and then go online to transfer funds from your BottleDrop account to the Desert Sky Account. This is a particularly easy way for friends and neighbors to contribute! To do so:
1) Visit www.bottledropcenters.com
2) Click on “Give” at the top of the webpage
3) Search for our fundraiser: “Desert Sky Montessori”
4) Select our logo
5) Click donate now
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
You can help Desert Sky Montessori earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!
Fred Meyer donates over $2 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give.
Here’s how Fred Meyer Community Rewards program works:
- Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer
Rewards Card to Desert Sky Montessori at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number #88859.
- Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Desert Sky Montessori earn a donation!
- You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
- If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
- For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
Operated by Amazon.com, Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of eligible purchases directly to our school! It’s free to sign up and there are no fees to pariticpat; all you have to do is shop at Amazon!
Please sign up for Amazon Smile in your Amazon.com account and choose Desert Sky Montessori as your designated charity. Then, everytime you shop, make sure you start at Smile.Amazon.com so that your purchases count towards an Amazon Smile donation for the school!
Sign up today: https://smile.amazon.com/
Box Tops For Education
You may not realize it, but the Ziploc bags, Kleenex, Cascadian Farms organic products and even Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese already sitting on your shelf, can help raise money for our school!
Simply look for and cut out the purple “BoxTops for education” on these and similar products. Here is what they look like:
Bring your BoxTops in to school — there is a collection container in each classroom at school.
Twice a year, we count them up and send them in for money for our school! If you are interested in helping us at a counting party, please your classroom parent liaison know!
Each year, we coordinate with a selection of local restaurants for fundraising dinners. All you have to do is have dinner out on the designated night, and make sure they know you are there for Desert Sky Montessori.
We hope to bring back the restaurant fundraisers during the 2020.2021 school year. Please check the School Calendar for exact dates and details; you can filter by the Fundraiser category and view in list view.