4 Easy Ways to Raise Funds for Ruffing

1. Elect to have Ruffing receive a portion of funds from your purchases online and from local grocery stores. 


AmazonSmile is an automatic and simple way for you to support Ruffing, every time you shop, at no cost to you.  You use the same account on amazon.com and AmazonSmile. To shop at AmazonSmile, go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.  You cannot use AmazonSmile in the mobile application.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (www.smile.amazon.com), you need to select Ruffing Montessori Rocky River to receive donations before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your designation and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to Ruffing.

Please bookmark this link (this will make it easier for you to return and shop on AmazonSmile) and use it each time you shop to benefit Ruffing Montessori (Rocky River):  Smile.Amazon.com   

Additional details about the SmileAmazon program are noted here.


You need to have a Preferred Card and reselect Ruffing as your school of choice every fall.  Ruffing benefits from purchases made from September 1 to April 1.

To select Ruffing you have three choices:

  • Online at heinens.com/schools
  • In-store at the Customer Service Desk
  • Call Customer Relations: 1.855.475.2300, x 2337

Giant Eagle 

You need to have a Giant Eagle Advantage Card® and register it online.

From September to mid March, with every scan of a registered card at their stores and gas stations, Ruffing accumulates points toward technology, playground equipment and classroom supplies.

To select Ruffing:

Mighty Nest

MightyNest offers a selection of healthy, safe and non-toxic products for your family and home, including a wide range of school essentials like waste-free lunch gear, water bottles, and backpacks. They also have healthy housewares, body care and cleaning supplies. MightyNest donates 15% of any order to your selected school.   Shop at MightyNest.com.

2. Collect and have students clip Box Tops and Labels for Education from various products.  Each Box Top is worth 10 cents to Ruffing.

Students are welcome to drop off Box tops in the Cheerios collection box in the school hallway.  We will have fun incentive contests throughout the year.

Click here for an easy submission sheet.

Click here for additional information about participating products.

3. Many businesses donate funds to Ruffing when you mention the school at the time of purchase.

Rock Pile Garden Center (Avon): 5% of your purchases

Joyce Buick GMC (Lorain): $200 donation per vehicle purchased

Spitzer Automotive Group: $300 donation per vehicle purchased

Sunnyside Toyota and Saturn (North Olmsted): $100 donation per vehicle purchased

If you are aware of other vendors who wish to support the school in this way, please email Ruth Milne  ruthjmilne@gmail.com.

4. Recycle and help Ruffing while helping the environment.

Let Ruffing recycle your paper and cardboard.  Put paper (including newspapers, junk mail, and magazines) and flattened cardboard in designated recycling bins in the back parking lot.

We also collect pop tabs (container by school office) to benefit UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

If you have any questions, please contact Ruffing’s Easy Fundraising Co-Chairs, Mary Lashutka (440.832.1250) or Ruth Milne (440.799.5483)

Thank you for all that you do to support Ruffing!