All of the money that we raise goes towards programs that enrich the educational experience of the students and/or support the school staff. The PTA holds a variety of fundraisers throughout the year, with the expectation that each family will participate in the fundraisers that are appropriate for their individual family. Our most important fundraiser is the Kenbrook Fun Run, scheduled for early October. We ask for pledges from each student to cover the per child cost of our programs and events.
We also have many fundraising programs that you can be a part of that do not require you to spend any additional money in order to support Kenbrook. These programs are outlined below.
Paper Recycling – We have a big green and yellow collection bin at the far end of our parking lot that is used to collect paper for recycling. Kenbrook earns money based on the total weight of recycled catalogs, magazines, newspaper, mail, office & copy paper. (Shredded paper is also accepted, but needs to be bagged. Please, no cardboard or phone books.)
The number one priority for parents is their children’s well-being. More than 30 years of research has proven that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school. Grades and test scores climb. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve. The PTA provides information and resources that strengthen the connections between children, parents, schools, and the community.
Grocery Scrip – If you shop at Kroger, Busch’s or Hiller’s you can earn money for Kenbrook PTA just by purchasing your groceries. This is how:
Busch’s & GFS – Obtain a scrip card from the PTA. The cards are free with a zero balance and need to be activated at the store. Take the scrip card to the respective store and add money to the card. You can either do this at the cash register or at the service desk. You can add money to your card with cash, check, debit card or credit card. Every time you reload your card up to 5% is returned to Kenbrook PTA.
Kroger – You can earn rewards for the Kenbrook PTA just by using your Kroger Plus Card. First though, you need to register your Kroger Plus Card for Kenbrook to get credit. You can do this online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. During the registration you will be asked for an NPO number, which is 84584. You will only have to register your card once and then it will always be credited to Kenbrook PTA. If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card, applications are available at all Kroger service desks. Once you receive your card you will then need to take the steps outlined here to link your card to Kenbrook.
Great Lakes Scrip – This is a Win/Win way to shop for your family and earn money for the PTA! When you purchase scrip through the PTA, you’re purchasing gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like clothing, gas, sporting equipment, electronics, dining and other essentials. In addition, the scrip cards make great gifts for birthdays, weddings, holidays, etc. With every purchase you earn revenue for Kenbrook PTA. You pay face value for a gift card from the PTA but the PTA receives a discount when it is purchased through the Scrip company and this discount is the PTA’s revenue.
Meijer Community Rewards – This program requires you to use a Meijer Credit Card or a Meijer 1 Card. It’s free and can be done online at Meijer.com/rewards or in store by applying for a Meijer Credit Card. The Meijer 1 Card is a non- financial card that should be used with cash or a PIN-based debit card to link your purchases to your Meijer Community Rewards Kenbrook account. You can go to Meijer.com/rewards to sign up for a Credit Card, Meijer 1 Card or to link either one to the community rewards programs so that Kenbrook can receive cash back. Then all you have to do is pay for your purchases with your Meijer credit card or swipe your Meijer 1 card when paying with cash or your PIN-based debit card whenever you shop at Meijer. Use it for Meijer gas, food, clothing, toys, housewares, jewelry, hardware, garden and more! We’ll automatically receive a percentage of your purchase totals, with double the rewards when you use your linked Meijer Credit Card!
Staples Rewards – Kenbrook receives a voucher for 10% of all paper, ink, toner and “Copy and Print” center purchases made by Kenbrook families. We also receive $3 for each printer ink cartridge recycled. When shopping at Staples provide the school’s phone number (248-489-3711) for proper credit.
Box Tops – Families are asked to save the UPC from Campbell’s labels and the Box Top symbol from General Mills products throughout the year and either send them to school in your child’s backpack in a marked envelope or put them in the collection box inside the front entrance. The Campbell’s labels earn points for Kenbrook, which can be redeemed for merchandise from their catalog. The PTA earns 10¢ for every box top label.