Fundraising

The Irving PTO is the Parent Teacher Organization that supplements our children’s school experience by sponsoring academic enrichment activities, strengthening the connection between school and home, and promoting our children’s welfare.

We’ve registered the Irving PTO to receive a percentage of your online purchases from the retailers listed below. Be sure to start your shopping by clicking through these links so the retailers know you’re supporting our school!

Target

Click here to register your Target Visa card.

You can raise funds for Irving by using your Target® Visa® Credit Card. We will receive a percentage of each purchase in the form of a cash donation from Target through the Take Charge of Education® program. Just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate Irving as your school. Plus, when you shop at Target online using the Box Tops Online Marketplace (see below) Irving earns extra cash! Grandparents, alumni, neighbors and friends can take part, too!

Here are the details you’ll need to enroll your Target card:
WASHINGTON IRVING ELEM SCH OAK PARK , IL 60304
School ID: 47670

Box Tops for Education

Irving raises money on an ongoing basis by collecting Box Tops for Education. Please save all General Mills box tops and bring them to the Irving school office. Don’t forget to put your child’s name and teacher on the back of each box top to be entered in our monthly drawing. Winners will receive gift certificates to the School Spirit Store. Get your neighbors and relatives involved in collecting the box tops! Each box top brings 10¢ to our school, which may not seem like much but they add up quickly! (P.S. Please discard all expired box tops — we are unable to redeem them.) Our goal in 2011-2012 is to raise $1000! The Box Tops for Education website has a complete list of participating products, coupons, local specials and other information.

Online Marketplace

Click here to sign up or login and shop.

In addition to the physical box tops that kids love to collect, the Box Tops Online Marketplace allows you to earn cash for Irving when you shop online. After you join, be sure to always start at the Box Tops Marketplace (bookmark it or add it to your favorites!). Click on the link to any one of the more than 100 popular online stores; you’ll be automatically sent to that store’s web site. Shop and check out as you normally would and a portion of your qualifying purchase is donated to Irving.

To shop at the Marketplace, you need to:

  1.  Sign up online by answering a few questions (we’re listed as “Irving Elementary School” in 60304).
  2. Always start your online shopping at the Marketplace, and up to 15% of your purchases will be donated to Irving! 

Some of the many stores that earn Irving money are: Lands’ End, Gap, iTunes, Snapfish, Patagonia, Gaiam, Oriental Trading, One Step Ahead, Lucy, Land of Nod, Crate & Barrel, Barnes & Noble, Target and so many more! Click here for a pdf listing of online shops. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family to sign up too!

Amazon.com

amazonsmileAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, 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 a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. When you go to smile.amazon.com, simply choose “The Washington Irving PTO of Oak Park” as the charity you support.