The Carmel Elementary PTO strives to make donating easy! We host two main fundraisers each year and a number of other opportunities to financially contribute to our cause. By participating in our major fundraisers and in our on-going no-cost partnerships, you are supporting our efforts to provide a wide range of technology, classroom supplies, programs, activities, field trips, and enrichment opportunities for our students!
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To learn more about where your money goes, please review our budget below.
The Carmel Elementary Fall Fundraiser
We ask for a monetary donation from each CE family. This eliminates the need for students to sell door to door (until our Flower Sale). Want to donate now? Your donations are tax deductible.
The Annual Flower Sale
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and a 40+ year Carmel Elementary tradition. We work with a well-established local grower for all of our greenhouse inventory. Students take pre-orders for flowers in March and orders arrive in our gymnasium in early May. The money raised through our Flower Sale funds most of our budget each year.
Flower Sale Presale runs March 6-23, 2020.
Dine to Donate
We have made weekday dinners a little easier with the help of our community partners. Join us once a month as we offer a Dine to Donate night at some of our favorite local restaurants.
*OUR 2019-2020 SCHEDULE IS COMING SOON!
Check out last year's event schedule for some of our favorite Carmel Elementary Supporters:
September 25, 2018 - Yogurtz, 12561 North Meridian
October 23, 2018 - Chipotle, 2420 East 146th Street
November 20, 2018 - Papa Fattoush, 15 East Main Street
December 12, 2018 - City BBQ, 1356 South Rangeline Road
January 16, 2019 - Noble Roman's, 1438 West Main Street
February 18, 2019 - Freddy's, 2740 East 146th Street
March 19, 2019 - April 8, 2019 - HotBox Pizza, 1 East Carmel Drive
April 28, 2019 - Spin for CE! More info to come...
May - Crew Carwash ALL MONTH LONG!
We work with a local vendor 185 Promotions & Apparel to bring you the latest styles in elementary school Spirit Wear. We host a sale in the Fall (sale begins just before our Ice Cream Social), Winter (orders arrive in time for Winter Break) and new this year: Spring Spirit Wear!
Check out our newest Spirit Wear offerings here. The sale is open NOW and orders placed by 7/28 will be available for pickup at our Ice Cream Social on 8/12.
These opportunities include our partnerships with Kroger and Amazon Smile. Shop with one of these partners? Make sure you sign up to donate a portion of your spending to Carmel Elementary at no additional cost to you.
Are you already buying products with the Box Tops label? Cut them out and send them in with your student. Our school receives $0.10 for each box top we return.
Shoppers can register their Kroger Plus card and choose Carmel Elementary as the beneficiary…Kroger automatically donates a percentage of every purchase you make to CE!
1. Go to Kroger and click on the Plus Card icon in the upper right of the screen.
2. If you already have an account, sign in using the Sign-in link just to the right of the search bar. If you don't have a Kroger.com account, you'll need to create one by clicking the "Create an account" link right next to it.
3. Once you're signed up and signed in, go to "My Account"
4. Scroll to the "Community Rewards" section of your Account Settings, and click "Edit Community Rewards Program Information."
5. Search for "Carmel Elementary PTO" or use our organization number 10789. Select the bubble next to our name and click "Enroll" at the bottom.
That's it! The next time you shop at Kroger, check the bottom of your receipt - you should see a note about your support going to Carmel Elementary PTO.
Bookmark this link and use it each time you shop at Amazon for a quick and easy way to earn money for our PTO. It's really THAT easy!