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Online Quick Reference Links

Partnership Details

Online year-round

1. Bookmark (case sensitive) and use it for all your ordering. We receive about ~5-7% of purchases using this Amazon Associate’s unique link and ONLY this link. The more we use it, the greater our rebate! Everything looks exactly the same, including the prices — Amazon just knows to donate to McKinley from that link. This is our school’s biggest source of passive fundraising dollars, but is still vastly underutilized. Please use the link every time you shop, especially if you run a small business or startup that orders a lot from Amazon. You will not see McKinley’s name at checkout, but as long as you use the link, donations from your purchases will be maximized and attributed correctly.

Two very important notes:

  1. Purchases don’t count if you buy through Amazon’s mobile app. You need to use the link. So if you want to shop on your phone or tablet, either set up the link as an icon on your home screen, or fill your cart on your mobile app but checkout on your desktop using our unique link. Use this tutorial to learn how to save website shortcuts to your smartphone.
  2. We are also listed in the Amazon Smile program as “William Mckinley Elem Sch PTA”, but earn only a fraction of a percent on those purchases. Don’t let Amazon re-direct you to Smile. Use our unique link instead.

2. Bookmark our unique fundraising link to order food from your favorite local restaurants delivered to your home or office, and McKinley will receive 10% of every order!

3. iGive. iGive is a new platform for fundraising via online shopping at nearly 2,000 retailers.Whatever you can’t find on Amazon you can likely find here – Madewell, Athleta, Hanna Andersen, Gap, Airbnb, Dell, Apple, health & beauty products, hotels, car rentals, etc. Percent donated varies by retailer.

Create an account and link to McKinley Elementary PTA (cause ID 76357), then shop by:

  • Clicking on a store link directly from or sites. (Must be logged in)
  • Installing the iGive Button for your browser and shopping online as you normally would (this tool highlights participating retailers)
  • Using the free iGive App for iPhone, iPad or Android.

4. ActivityHero. Find and sign up for camps and other kids activities through this fantastic resource that includes 100s of well-known Bay Area camps. Be sure to use our unique link:

5. Tiny Prints and Shutterfly. McKinley earns 13% of each order when you use to purchase holiday cards, invitations, photo gifts, etc.

6. Mabel’s Labels. McKinley earns 20% back on all purchases. Click on the special fundraising link:, then under the “Select Your School/Organization” graphic, select “McKinkley Elementary School PTA (San Francisco)” from the drop-down menu. Keep your kid’s sweatshirts, jackets, and water bottles out of Lost & Found by sticking some personalized labels on them!

7. Pediped. Shop for great kid shoes at, use our unique fundraising code SCHMDBW at checkout, and 10% of every purchase will be donated to McKinley.

8. Google Express. You get a six-month membership for free and we get $15 when you make your first purchase.


In Person – just mention McKinley when making your purchase

9. Sports Basement. Register as a “Basementeer,” choose McKinley as your donation recipient, and all Sports Basement’s locations will give YOU a 10% discount and ALSO donate a percentage of your purchase to McKinley.

Note: Basementeer registration is completely FREE, but has to be done in-store. If you have trouble finding McKinley keep scrolling, as schools are listed after all the other charities.

10. Community Thrift. KonMari your home by donating items that don’t “inspire joy” to Community Thrift! Mention McKinley when you drop off, and a percentage of what is sold will be donated to us! Note: They do not accept children’s toys or clothes, but Chloe’s Closet (see below) does.

11. Chloe’s Closet. Donate children’s toys or clothes at Chloe’s locations in Bernal Heights or Inner Sunset. Be sure to let them know that you’re donating using the McKinley account and we’ll receive $. Anything they can’t sell, they donate to organizations serving families in need.

12. Mollie Stone’s/Lucky/Cal-Mart – Register your store community card and up to 5% of your grocery purchases will be donated back. Sign up online at or simply text the store’s keyword “mollie”, “lucky” or “calmart” to 52236 for easy enrollment.

13. Rainbow Grocery – Contact Jessica Lettween on Konstella or at to order SCRIP cards which earn our school 10% of every grocery purchase. Cards are pre-loaded with any dollar amount starting at $20, and value is added by each school supporter thereafter. They also make great gift cards!

14. eScrip Dining – Dine and pay with a linked credit/debit card, then earn up to 2.5% in donations at dozens of local restaurants and bars. Review your experience for an additional 2.5% back.

15. BoxTops4Education. Clip the box top wherever you see , and then drop them in the marked container in the office. These do add up! Once you start looking for the logo, you’ll find it practically everywhere!

Other Ways to Contribute

Volunteer Your Time

At McKinley “all our children are all OUR children” means there are many ways to help out. You can volunteer your time at school events, in the classroom, or in many other ways. Please consider helping out for 2 or 3 hours this year–one event in the fall, and one in the spring. Ask your teacher, your room parent, anyone on the PTA or email


If you’d like to contribute financially to McKinley, we welcome any amount! Cash or check (payable to “McKinley PTA”) can be dropped off in the office or mailed to McKinley Elementary PTA, 1025 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Donate to McKinley Now!
We also accept donations online via Paypal; just click on the “Donate” button, above. Make a donation using PayPal starting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (Giving Tuesday) through Sunday, December 31, 2018 and PayPal will match 1% of every donation that you make to PayPal Giving Fund (“Offer”), for the benefit of your recommended charity. The 1% match offer will start at 5:01am PT on November 27, 2018 and will expire at 11:59pm PT on December 31, 2018. Your donation is always tax-deductible (Employer I.D. 13-4317995, Federal tax-exempt GEN-0646, under the umbrella of our parent organization, CAPTA).