4 Easy Ways to Raise Funds for Ruffing

1. Elect to have Ruffing receive .5% of your eligible purchases from AmazonSmile, up to 1% from Heinen’s, and other benefits from Giant Eagle purchases.

Amazon  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.

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.

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

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 October 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:

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

Boxtops Winter Entry Sheet

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.

See this link for additional information about participating products:


Campbell’s Labels for Education program ends August 1, 2017.  For this school year, only UPCs with the Labels for Education logo will be accepted.


Campbell’s Grand Stand for Schools $1,000,000 Giveaway  (runs through October 31, 2016) The Grand Stand for Schools Sweepstakes began August 1, and you can enter online for free every day.  Ruffing could win $10,000, and you could win your own $175 Prepaid Visa Card. Plus, upload a receipt of a participating product and you will earn 5 Bonus entries.

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 (mmlashutka@wowway.com, 440.832.1250) or Ruth Milne (ruthjmilne@gmail.com, 440.799.5483)


Thank you for all that you do to support Ruffing!