Fundraising for Ruffing is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Shop at Heinen’s, Giant Eagle & Amazon

Ruffing receives a donation every time you shop at local grocery stores and online when you register your account.

Heinen’s

Register your Tasteful Rewards Card and select Ruffing as your school of choice EVERY fall. Ruffing benefits from purchases made from September 1 through April 1.

To select Ruffing you have three choices:

  • Register your Tasteful Rewards Card online at heinens.com/Home/Tasteful-Rewards.  In your account profile, select Ruffing Montessori Rocky River under the “My School” tab.
  • In-store at the Customer Service Desk
  • Contact Customer Relations at 1-855-475-2300 x 2337 or consumeraffairs@heinens.com.

Giant Eagle 

Use your registered Giant Eagle Advantage Card at Giant Eagle stores or GetGo gas stations.

To select Ruffing as your school of choice:

  • Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card at GiantEagle.com/AFTS. In your Advantage card profile, select Ruffing Montessori (ID#2744) as your Apples for the Students school.

***If Ruffing doesn’t appear as an option, you may have already selected the school previously. Giant Eagle does NOT require you to register your account every year.***

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is an automatic and simple way to support Ruffing every time you shop.

To select Ruffing as your charity of choice:

  • Go to AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com) from the web browser on your computer. Select Ruffing Montessori Rocky River to receive donations before you begin shopping. You will use the same account on AmazonSmile as you would for amazon.com. Bookmark the AmazonSmile link and use it every time you shop online.

Additional details about the AmazonSmile program are noted here.

2. Scan Your Shopping Receipt for Box Tops

The Box Tops program has changed! It is now easier than ever to collect Box Tops for our school and there is no more clipping! Ruffing gets a portion of every box top submitted.  We will have fun contests throughout the year to reward those who scan.

  • Purchase products with the Box Tops Logo. To see a list of participating products click here. The app also has tips on ways you can earn bonus Box Tops.
  • Scan your receipt with the Box Tops app within 14 days of purchase
  • Earn cash for Ruffing! It’s that easy! The donation to our school is automatically deposited online.

*** You can still clip Box Tops and send to school.  Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store.  Send your clipped Box Tops, along with any unexpired clips you may have at home, to your participating school.***

3. Recycle at School

  • Let Ruffing recycle your paper and cardboard and help the environment! Put paper (including newspapers, junk mail, and magazines) and flattened cardboard in the designated recycling bins in the back parking lot. Each time our dumpsters are picked up, the school gets a donation!

 

Other Ways to Help With Easy Fundraising:

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 (North Olmsted): $100 donation per vehicle purchased
  • We also collect pop tabs (deposit in the container by the school office) to benefit UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

If you are aware of other vendors who wish to support our school in this way or have any questions about this initiative, please contact Ruffing’s Easy Fundraising Co-Chairs, Sara Hobbs (440-476-1187; sarawhobbs@gmail.com) or Claudine Oldfield (216-965-3739; claudinemh@hotmail.com).