As you do your holiday shopping, there are some opportunities to benefit our local schools.
The Barnes & Noble store on Glades Road, across from Florida Atlantic University, designates certain days on which a percentage of the sales go to a certain school.
On Wednesday, Dec. 8, it’s Boca Middle School; Thursday, Dec. 9, it’s Addison Mizner Elementary, whose chorus will perform at the store at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 10, it’s Advent Lutheran School; and Sunday, Dec. 12, it’s St. Joan of Arc Catholic School.
(The store is also having a holiday story time, with a Polar Express theme, on Friday night at 7.)
In other school shopping news, see whether your kids’ school has a “furtal.” This is a shopping portal from the school or PTA website. If you shop online through that portal, a portion of the sales go to the school.
For instance, through the Addison Mizner furtal (accessible through www.amespta.com), you can shop at Amazon.com, Target, Lord & Taylor and a host of other stores.
Boca Raton stores and restaurants are also offering to share proceeds from special events.
On Dec. 16, a portion of sales between 2:30 and 9 p.m. at New York Ice Cream Cafe, Palmetto Park Road and Interstate 95, will benefit Addison Mizner. (BocaParent held a similar event there earlier this year to benefit the ItsJust4Kids children’s charity).
Target gives 1 percent of purchases on your REDcard to your school.
Office Depot gives credits for supplies for your school when you shop.
If you know of more events like these, please post them in the comments so we can all pitch in.
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