A Few Shopping Days left until the Holidays – Consider that shopping can = Effortless Fundraising for your school!

Holiday shopping continues. Once you’ve got your breath back from Black Friday, if you find you still have purchases to make, remember that your shopping can benefit your school in ways that cost you nothing but a few extra keystrokes.


Amazon.smile – To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to www.smile.amazon.com and log in to your Amazon account. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, please select “Merriam Community Parent Teacher Organization Inc” as your charitable organization before you begin shopping.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Merriam PTO. Grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors are all welcome to participate in the program. The more people we involve, the harder the program works for our school.

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SHOP.COM and your Target RedCard can also help your school – details at https://www.merriampto.org/site/shop/


SCRIP returns in the spring – SCRIP involves purchasing gift cards for stores you frequent anyway….no extra fees, and a certain percentage of your gift card purchase is automatically donated to Merriam.  More information on how SCRIP works, and the possibility of ordering SCRIP online throughout the year is available at https://www.merriampto.org/site/shop/.