Listed below are several passive ways to support SAP’s fund raising efforts throughout the year. Please look a this list and take part in any or all of the areas that sound appealing to you. Enjoy the opportunities that are available while supporting your child’s non-profit early child program! In 2013-2014, we made $3,103.50 by participating in passive fund raisers.
Enter Good Search and click on Spirit at Play and every search you make earns us a penny. Considering how many times all of us are on the web doing searches, the pennies really start to add up. We receive a check once per year.
Charitable Auto Resource Sales
A vehicle donation program. Anyone can donate a car in our name which is sold at a local auction. The title transfer and all auction fees are taken care of by this group. We receive 70% of the sale after the title and auction fees are removed. Vehicles that sell for less than the cost of the fees will not be passed onto SAP. You may call their Donation line at 1-877-537-5277 or reach them on the web at charitable autoresources.com/car donations.
Merchant partners have teamed up with eScrip to reward customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases to SAP. Registration is simple, go to eScrip.com and click on “sign up”. Designate Spirit at Play to receive the contributions. Register your grocery club cards and debit/credit cards on this site. The site is protected and very safe so there is no need to worry that your card information will end up in the hands of a criminal. We receive monthly contributions that are directly deposited into our checking account. It is so simple! All you have to do is register and shop as you normally do and we reap some of the benefits.
Campbell Soup Labels
Please keep collecting these and dropping them into the red container in the hallway. Asst. teacher Kira Karina is in charge of collecting these labels and sending them in so that we receive credit to select free items from the educational catalog. Some of the food items that qualify for the program include: Pepperidge Farms, V-8 Splash, Prego, Swansons, Franco-American and all Campbell’s soups. In most cases, the UPC symbol is required, but the lids are needed for the spaghetti sauces, V-8 drinks, and some of the ready-to-serve soups.
Every year I draft a letter informing current & former SAP families, relatives and board members about what SAP has been doing over the past year. I mention our accomplishments and goals for the upcoming year. The letter also asks for donations which are used to help support the school’s mission and efforts of sustainability. This letter goes out to approx. 200-300 people/year in the month of Dec. Our fund gets bigger and bigger with each passing year.
Bring in your newspaper, card board, cans, copper, brass, steel, car batteries, large appliances and junk vehicles and give the money to Spirit at Play. We have an account with Pacific and as long as you mention our name, they will send us a check every quarter for all recycling donations.
Parents may sell their used books to the Book Exchange and give the credit to Spirit at Play. SAP has an account ready and waiting for your book credit. The accumulation of credit will be used by the teaching staff to purchase used children’s books for the school.
Zoo Town Thrift Store
When you purchase an item or donate an item at the store located on Broadway and Russell, you get to vote for your favorite non-profit, Spirit at Play. The non-profit with the most votes for the month receives a check based on the items sold and the overhead for the store during the donation month.
Give Local Missoula
Each year, donors from all over the United States have an opportunity to give an electronic donation to local non-profits of their choice. The minimum gift is $10.00 and there are often matching funds from local campaigns that bring the total higher for many non-profits. Spirit at Play participates in this easy form of giving and in 2015, nearly $1,000.00 was raised for our humble non-profit.
Learn how the program works. It’s really easy!
Step 1: Your first step is to visit our website, mabelslabels.com, cli
The Pink Grizzly Greenhouse will give Spirit at Play $5.00 for every wreath purchased at a $25.00 retail value or greater. Customers can call in their order (728-3370), pick it up in the store, or order on-line. The coupon code sap2016 must be entered on the www.montanawreaths.com website when placing an order on-line. More details here wreath-fundraiser-flyer.
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