With the end of Target’s 20-year Take Charge of Education program and the Campbell Soup Company phasing out its Labels for Education program, many parent groups are looking for other passive fundraisers to replace that lost income.

The good news is that plenty of shopping and collection fundraisers are still active, including the popular General Mills Box Tops for Education program. Box Tops launched the Box Tops for Education digital app in June 2019; shoppers using the app scan receipts for their schools to get credit for participating products.

We asked people in our PTO & PTA Leaders Facebook group to tell us about similar fundraisers their groups are using. (Join our closed group to be in on discussions like this from the start!) We organized their suggestions and others into the following sections:

National Affiliate and Loyalty Fundraising Programs
National Collection Fundraisers
Regional Collection Fundraisers
Grocery Store Loyalty Fundraising Programs

Do you know of other programs? Let us know in the comments at the bottom so we can add them to this list and share them with other readers. Before signing up for any fundraiser, be sure to read the fine print and decide whether it’s a good fit for your school community.

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National Affiliate and Loyalty Fundraising Programs

Through AmazonSmile, shoppers can select a charity to receive 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible purchases. Our article on AmazonSmile explains how the program works.

Lovable Labels
Groups receive 20 percent of purchases made through a custom fundraising campaign link.

Mabel’s Labels
Mabel’s Labels’ fundraising program gives 20 percent of sales of customized labels and other products back to participating organizations.

MightyNest for Schools
Any accredited U.S. school can participate in MightyNest’s fundraising program, which donates 15 percent of each order to a school chosen by the purchaser. Payments are made to the parent group, or directly to the school if there is no parent group.

Office Depot/Office Max Give Back to Schools
The office supply store chain gives 5 percent of sales to schools as store credit when customers provide a school ID number. The Give Back to Schools site has a tool to look up school ID numbers and to print ID cards to hand out to families.

Through the Shoparoo app, families upload photos of receipts from grocery stores, restaurants, and retail stores. A designated school earns points for each receipt uploaded. Shoparoo issues annual checks based on the points earned.

Shutterfly Storefront
Participating schools receive a custom URL linking to Shutterfly, where customers can create and purchase photo books, cards, and more. The school receives 8 percent of the sales made through the link.

Simple School Fundraising
After signing up, participating groups get a custom webpage with a unique link to Amazon.com; sales made through the link on that webpage will earn approximately 3 percent on eligible purchases.

National Collection Fundraisers

Box Tops 4 Education
Schools submit box tops clipped from eligible products to earn 10 cents per label. Cash can also be earned by using the Bonus Box Tops App and scanning receipts showing the purchase of specific products.

Organizations hold drives to collect gently worn shoes. Funds2Orgs picks up the shoes and pays according to the total weight of the items collected.

My Coke Rewards for Schools
Registered schools can collect My Coke Rewards labels and ask people to donate My Coke Rewards points online. Points are converted to cash each quarter.

Prang Power
Schools submit UPC codes for Prang’s school supply products to earn points that can be used toward free products.

In this donation drive fundraiser, schools collect used items including clothing, shoes, bedding, toys, and books. Schools can take the items to a designated donation center or make other arrangements. Payment is based upon the total weight of donated items.

Tyson Project A+
Schools collect labels from more than 40 Tyson products and submit a minimum of 100 labels. Each label earns 24 cents paid back to the school.

Regional Collection Fundraisers

These programs are run by companies operating more locally. Check individual program websites for eligibility.

Aunt Millie’s Bakeries School Spirit Program

Community Coffee Cash for Schools

Country Hearth/Village Hearth Loaves for Learning

Longmont Dairy Milk Caps for Mooola

Morning Fresh Dairy Caps4Cash

Prairie Farms Our Caps Your Cause

Turkey Hill Moo Money

Grocery Store Loyalty Fundraising Programs

Many grocery store chains offer loyalty cards. Shoppers can pick a school to receive reward points or a percentage of their total purchases. Programs vary by chain, and grocery chains may have different programs in different areas.

Baker’s Community Rewards

City Market Community Rewards

Dillons Community Rewards

Food 4 Less Community Rewards

Food City School Bucks

Foods Co. Community Rewards

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Fry’s Food Stores Community Rewards

Gerbes Community Rewards

Giant A+ School Rewards

Harris Teeter Together In Education

Ingles Tools for Schools

Jay C Food Stores Community Rewards

King Soopers Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards

Martin’s A+ School Rewards

Owen’s Community Rewards

Pay Less Super Markets Community Rewards

Publix Partners

Quality Food Centers Community Rewards

Ralphs Community Contribution Program

Smith’s Community Rewards

Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards

Originally posted in 2016 and updated regularly