North Texas Giving Day for SEM

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This year, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, SEM PTSA is participating in Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, a one-day online giving extravaganza for our whole region.

Last year, Communities Foundation of Texas brought together 2,700 organizations to raise $48 million, and we are excited to be a part of the movement this year! Since its founding in 2009, North Texas Giving Day has inspired people to get up and give, resulting in increased donations and services provided in North Texas.

We invite you to join the movement and help us reach our goal of $15,000 on September 19. Here’s how you can help:

1. Get up and give on September 19!

Your gift matters! On September 19, if you donate to SEM PTSA   (https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/semagnet) between 6am and midnight, your dollar will be stretched with bonus funds and prizes raised by Communities Foundation of Texas!

Not available on September 19? No worries! Schedule your donation, between September 9 and September 18 and make your gift count!  If you can’t give online, PTSA will be collecting donations by check between September 9 and 18 as well.

2. Spread the word!

Spread the word to your friends and loved ones about SEM PTSA and North Texas Giving Day! Don’t forget to tag SEM PTSA and #NTxGivingDay if you’re posting online! Encourage your friends and family to get up and give as well! Communities Foundation of Texas is even offering a prize for the social media post that’s shared the most!

3. Follow us!

Check out facebook.com/NorthTexasGivingDay to stay up to date on North Texas Giving Day! For more information on North Texas Giving Day, visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

SEM announces our No Fuss Fundraising!

SEM is now participating in AmazonSmile, Kroger Community Rewards Program, and the Randalls/TomThumb Good Neighbor Rewards Programs!

Just by signing up or linking your cards to SEM, our school will earn 1% cash back on Kroger and Tom Thumb purchases, and 0.5% on AmazonSmile purchases. Just think, SEM will benefit from your daily, weekly, and routine purchases!

Please also tell your friends, neighbors, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family to sign up as well with SEM’s codes. This is easy and painless fundraising for our school! And it only takes a few minutes of your time to sign up. Let’s get 100% participation from all family members!

Don’t delay – the holiday season is upon us with Thanksgiving and Holiday season shopping! Let’s get donations for SEM simply by the shopping we will already be doing!

Quick Links and Notes:

AmazonSmile:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/75-2649069

Kroger Community Rewards #NY287

Tom Thumb #13990

More info on AmazonSmile:

What is AmazonSmile and why should I link my Amazon?

AmazonSmile is an easy way to raise money for SEM while you are already making purchases! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible smile.amazon purchases. Millions of products qualify for donations! You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their smile.amazon.com product detail pages. Please note that recurring or subscription renewals are excluded from donations.

Remember, only purchases made through smile.amazon.com (NOT www.amazon.com nor the mobile app) generate AmazonSmile Donations. Make sure you see the “Supporting: PTA Texas Congress 2570 Science & Engineering PTSA” below the search bar!

Start here:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/75-2649069

More info on Kroger Community Rewards Program:

Visit http://www.kroger.com. After creating a login for your Kroger account, sign in and click on “Savings & Rewards” in the main menu bar and select “Kroger Community Rewards” from the drop down menu. Select “I’m a Customer” and enter NY287 in the “Find an Organization” search box. (Please note if searching by school name Science and Engineering Magnet will pull up 2 codes; make sure to use NY287; we are in the process of requesting the duplicate number removed.)

Brand new Kroger card users will need to create an account which requires bank information, email address, and a Rewards card which you can pick up at your local Kroger store!

Remember:

  1. You must register your Kroger card account and link to SEM.
  2. If you don’t have a Kroger card, you can pick one up at any Kroger store!
  3. Purchases will not count until after your card is linked.

And finally, remember to swipe your card at checkout for store savings and to apply for SEM donations!

More info on Randalls/Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Rewards Program:

Help raise money for SEM by linking your Randalls/Tom Thumb card! Simply print and fill out the Good Neighbor Program Form and list SEM #13990 as one of your charities! You can also add 2 other participating charities for your Tom Thumb donations! Take the form to your Tom Thumb store’s Courtesy Booth the next time you shop.

To get the form from the website, go to www.randalls.com and go to the bottom of the webpage. Under Company Info, click Community Caring and then click on the Good Neighbor Program logo. Follow instructions listed.

Here is the Good Neighbor Program form:

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Form