Simple ways to support Desert Star

Simple ways to support Desert Star
Below are simple ways to support our Desert Star community.  Some of them may be things you are already doing and just didn't know about so please read on and thank you, as always, for your support.

Tax Credit Donation

Please consider making a tax credit donation to Desert Star.  Tax credit money helps to fund many wonderful opportunities for students, such as after school clubs and activities, character education, and field trips - to name just a few.  Please feel free to call or stop by the school if you have any questions about how tax credit works for you and the school.  The tax credit donation form is below to download or you can also click on the webstore to make a donation online.

Tax Donation Form

Fry's Community Rewards Program
Did you know you can support nonprofit organizations in your community just by shopping at Fry's? It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community Rewards! To get started, sign up with your V.I.P Card by following the directions below. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for your school every time you shop and use your V.I.P Card!
-Go to https://www.frysfood.com/topic/community?activePage=community-rewards-2
-Select ‘Sign-In.’
-Enter your email and password then select ‘sign in.’  
-Select ‘My Account’, you should see Account Summary at the top.
-Scroll down, Click ‘ENROLL’ under Community Rewards. If prompted, enter personal information.
-Under Find Your Organization: Type "Desert Star" and it will find the school.
-Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to the school.
-Then select ‘save changes.’
-If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.

Labels for Education

For almost 40 years, Labels for Education has supported schools across the country by providing more than $115 million in free educational merchandise for Art, Athletic, and Academic Programs.  Participating in the program is easy — simply save UPC's from participating products and send them to our school.  You can send them in with your child or drop them in the front office collection bin.  With over 2,500 participating products, there are so many ways to earn points.  Some of the product brands eligible for redemption include:

BIC®, Campbell's®, Pace®, Pepperidge Farm®, Post®, Prego®, Swanson®, V8®, Wolfgang Puck®, Emerald®, GLAD®, DANNON®, Pop Secret®, SpaghettiOs®, Time Inc., ® Magazines

Visit labelsforeducation.com for a complete list of eligible products and point values.  There are products worth 1 point, 5 points, and even 10 points.

There is also an electronic way to collect Labels for Education points using your frequent shopper card.  Visit eLabelsforEducation.com and follow the simple steps below:

1) REGISTER.Create your profile, entire your shopper card number from a participating retailer (Safeway and Fry’s both participate) and select Desert Star as the school you want to support. 

2) SHOP. SWIPE. EARN.Each participating product that you purchase from your favorite participating retailer will earn 1 point that will be credited to Desert Star’s account automatically.No clipping required!

However, when you also take the time to clip the labels and send them in we get the face value for the points so you can help us reach our goal even quicker!

You can drop off labels in our front office or send in to the homeroom teacher with your child.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education® is one of the nation’s largest school fundraising loyalty programs and has been helping schools succeed since 1996. With over 240 participating products, it’s an easy way for schools to earn cash for the things they need.  Over 90,000 K-8 schools participate nationwide.  Each Box Tops coupon is worth 10¢ and they add up fast!  We are very grateful to our PTO that coordinates this program for Desert Star.  As you send in box tops with your student, the homeroom teacher collects them, turns them in to PTO, and receives cash back that directly affects your child's classroom.  Teachers use the money to offset field trip costs, buy new reading books, purchase student incentives, and more.  Take these steps to start using this program today.

1) Become a boxtops member:


2) Start clipping box tops from participating items and send them into school

3) Earn eboxtops when you shop online

Coke Rewards

For over 80 years, Coca-Cola has supported and contributed resources that help create opportunities for students.  With “My Coke Rewards for Schools”, parents and family members can support local schools every time they enjoy participating Coca-Cola beverages.  To participate, all you have to do is the following:

        1. Purchase your favorite participating Coca-Cola beverages to get

        2. Go to mycokerewards.com/schools and login (register if you aren’t
        already a member).

        3. Enter your codes to collect points.

        4. Search for our school and enter the points you want to donate.

Participating brands include: Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Powerade, Minute Maid, Fanta, Barq’s Fresca, Pibb Xtra, Mello Yello, Fuze, & Seagrams.  Please see the coke rewards link below.

Target REDcard

If you have a Target REDcard (debit or credit), you already save 5% on every purchase at Target.  But did you know that you can support Desert Star with every purchase as well?  Since 1997, Target has donated over $354 million dollars to K-12 schools.  If you select Desert Star School for the Take Charge of Education effort, 1% of every Target purchase you make will come back to support our students.  Consider signing up for this by visiting the Target link below.