Hillcrest PTA earns thousands of dollars each year by partnering with businesses that contribute a portion of their proceeds to our school when we shop or dine there. We encourage you to support these businesses and help raise valuable fundraising dollars for Hillcrest. A description of each program is below. There is something for everyone and every budget.
If you have questions about any of these programs or if you have additional partnership ideas please contact Laura Boysen-Aragon and Diane Huetter at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazon Shopping Rewards
4-8% of the money you spend at Amazon.com will automatically be donated to the Hillcrest PTA simply by clicking on the Hillcrest page to shop (page is located here). Please bookmark the link on your computer or phone and send the link to your friends and family.
BigPie helped raise more than $5,000 for Hillcrest last year. BigPie is a way for Hillcrest to work more closely with independent local businesses and restaurants to raise funds. Throughout the year BigPie will host special events including dine out nights at participating restaurants.
The process is simple – sign up as a Hillcrest supporter and when you shop at any of these businesses, use your registered email or phone number when you make a purchase and Hillcrest earns money.
eScrip (Electronic Scrip)
eScrip is a fundraising program that is tied to participants’ grocery rewards cards or credit cards.
- Hillcrest will automatically earn up to 3% of your purchases at Lucky, SaveMart or FoodMaxx – once you register at luckysupermarkets.com/shares with a phone number to enter at check-out. (Note: the Lucky SHARES cards no longer work – in order to earn, you must register a phone number and enter it at check-out. Also note: the Safeway Club Cards no longer earn for Hillcrest).
- Hillcrest also automatically earns 1-5% of your purchases at participating local restaurants and merchants – once you register your credit or debit cards with eScrip. Click on the eScrip button above or on Hillcrest Homepage to register and for more info. Please be sure you have selected “Hillcrest School PTA” (as there is another Hillcrest in San Francisco).
- When shopping online, you can earn up to 16% of every order you place at over 1,000 participating online retailers simply by entering through the eScrip Online Mall (go to eScrip.com and click “shop online”). No sign-ups needed, and no credit cards need to be registered. Or better yet, download eScrip’s ForgetMeNot browser app to automatically earn contributions without having to click through the mall first. (Look for the ForgetMeNot button on Hillcrest’s Home page for info on how to download).
Become a Basementeer – Mention Hillcrest PTA when you shop at Sports Basement and receive TWO benefits. You receive 10% off of your purchase and Hillcrest receives a 10% donation!
Farm Fresh to You
Receive fresh, organic produce conveniently delivered right to your home and 10% is donated back to Hillcrest. Go to www.farmfreshtoyou.com pick the box you would like and enter your Promotional Code: hillcrest. See this flyer for more information.
Label your child’s clothes with these personalized labels and Hillcrest will earn 20% back on every order that is placed through the link!
Great Lakes Gift Cards (Shop with Scrip)
Great Lakes Gift Cards is a fundraising program that contributes money to Hillcrest when you purchase retail gift cards through the program. You choose gift cards from nearly 400 national retail stores where you already shop. Hillcrest orders the cards for you and receives between 1-13% of the face value of the gift card. Just think, every time you go to the grocery store or get gas you can benefit Hillcrest. The gift cards are great gifts as well. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com; Click “Register” in the upper right corner; Then click “Join a Scrip Program”. Hillcrest’s enrollment code is: L576A47A1137L
Plum Print takes the overwhelming piles of artwork your child creates and turns it into a beautiful custom coffee table book and Hillcrest receives 10% for any book purchased. It’s super easy.
In the fall, we sell Chinook Books, local sustainable coupon books for $20 (a $35 value). Hillcrest keeps $10 out of every sale.
Every time you provide Hillcrest’s Give Back to School Program ID number when buying school and office supplies at Office Depot or OfficeMax, Hillcrest will be credited 5% of the qualifying purchases for Hillcrest staff to use for free supplies. Please provide Hillcrest’s account number in stores or online for your purchases: 70011684 (Hillcrest Elementary School)
CRUfit Montclair is a local health club focused on the delivery of outstanding group classes for adults. CRUfit will donate 5% of purchases made by Hillcrest families to the Hillcrest PTA. The club is owned by Hillcrest parents Mia Honore and Mark Sutro. CRUfit offers a free group class to each new visitor. See the CRUfit website for details on the indoor cycling, indoor rowing, TRX and circuit training classes offered. To take advantage this offer stop by or call 510-842-9467 and let the front desk staff know that you are a Hillcrest family.