Shop & Dine for Alameda
The PTA has set-up and manages many programs that allow you to easily support our school with your everyday shopping.
Fred Meyer Rewards Card
If you have Fred Meyer Rewards card, you may link it our school and help raise funds for Alameda PTA at no additional cost to you. You still keep your personal Fred Meyer Rewards. Fred Meyer will also donate to your charity of choice. To get started:
- Go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards,
- Create an online account (if you don’t have one already) connected to your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, and
- Follow the directions to link your account to Alameda School PTA.
Every time you shop at Fred Meyer and use your Rewards card, Alameda PTA will automatically get a contribution from Fred Meyer, at no additional cost to you.
Shop Amazon & Support Alameda
The Alameda PTA has set up several ways for you to easily support our school when you shop Amazon. You can use our "Amazon Affiliate" link and you can set up Alameda as the non-profit beneficiary of your purchases on AmazonSmile.com. Below are more details.
Shop Amazon & Support Alameda
The Alameda PTA has been established as an Amazon Affiliate. When you shop Amazon by clicking this link (or the button to the left) your purchases can earn a commission for our PTA. For some products the commission is as much as 10%! If you don't want to have to return to this site each time you're ready to shop on Amazon, we suggest you add our Affiliate link as a bookmark in your browser.
Every time you purchase something off Amazon using the “smile” page, Alameda Elementary PTA gets a 0.5% contribution, a cost to Amazon merchants, not you. Please take a few minutes to sign up using the instructions below and be a proud supporter of the Alameda Elementary PTA today.
- Go to www.smile.amazon.com
- Type in “Alameda Elem PTA” to select your organization
- Click search
- Click Select for Alameda Elem PTA.
- The website will return you to the shopping pages with “Alameda Elem PTA” showing as your charity at the top of the page.
Every time you would like to shop Amazon, navigate to www.smile.amazon.com and Alameda will get a percentage of purchase as a donation. NOTE: It can be hard to remember to go to the smile.amazon webpage to order off Amazon. If you bookmark smile.amazon it will help you remember. People who use the Chrome browser can install a plugin that will automatically redirect all amazon.com pages to smile.amazon.com.
Scrip is a dollar-for-dollar exchange for gift cards and gift certificates. More than 70 local and national retailers and restaurants participate. Between 4% and 26% (depending on retailer) of the Scrip purchase amount is donated to the Alameda PTA. The PTA donates all Scrip proceeds to Alameda Elementary, which uses the funds for curriculum support, technology purchases, and staff professional development. Parents may purchase Scrip gift cards and gift certificates each month throughout the school year. Parent volunteers run the Scrip program, helping with weekly data entry, filling orders, copying fliers and order forms, and coordinating volunteers.
SCRIP Order Dates for 2017-2018
- Sept 11
- Oct 2
- Nov 6
- Dec 4
- Jan 8
- Feb 5
- Mar 5
- Apr 2
- May 7 & 21
Restaurant Nights & Other Community Partners
The PTA partners with local businesses such as Fire & Stone Restaurant, Pizzicato, and The Arrangement on Fremont, for fundraising events during which the partner donates a percentage of sales to the Alameda PTA. This year we're excited to offer several opportunities for you to eat out and shop locally while supporting your PTA at the same time.
We'll kick things off this school year with Dough for Dollars at Pizzicato on October 10.
Look for more details and additional events soon!
Alameda Spirit Gear
Every year Alameda families have an opportunity to order merchandise featuring the Alameda logo (t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, tote bags, etc.). Parent volunteers help with the ordering process and with the distribution of orders.
The sale for the 2017-2018 school year will run from September 8 through September 24. Learn more >
Every other year, Alameda holds a gift wrap sale. This year the sale is on! In October you will here more about the Gift Wrap Sale fundraiser. In the meantime, if you wish to purchase something from Charlston, you can do so by following this link and your purchase will count toward Alameda's fundraiser.