There are many easy ways you can help McKinley, including volunteering your time, donating money or items, and shopping through several of our affiliate programs.

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.

 We also accept donations online via Paypal; just click on the “Make a Donation” button, above. Your donation is tax-deductible (Employer I.D. 13-4317995, Federal tax-exempt GEN-0646, under the umbrella of our parent organization, CAPTA).

Other Ways to Contribute

Number One:  Shop through the McKinley Link and 4-6% of your purchases will automatically be contributed back to McKinley!

Number Two:  Register your debit and credit cards through the eScrip program to receive money back for McKinley for shopping you already do! Go to eScrip’s registration page and use McKinley’s ID 6663335.

Once you’ve registered your cards, shop at the eScrip Online Mall where hundreds of participating merchants donate anywhere a percentage of your purchase back to our school.

Here’s an example of the participating merchants:

  • Gap Inc. (Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime) 3.6%
  • Nordstroms 6%
  • Crate & Barrel 3.6%
  • Sephora 4.2%
  • Macy’s 2.4%
  • 1-800-Flowers 10.2%
  • And many more…

Number Three: If you shop at Safeway, be sure to register your card at and a percentage of the amount you spend at Safeway will automatically be donated to McKinley. Get friends and families to register for McKinley as well.

Number Four: Get your hardware and fast passes at Cole Hardware (McKinley *1025); buy your office supplies at Office Depot (McKinley70014056). We get money or merchandise back.

Number Five: Donate clothing and household items to Community Thrift at 623 Valencia Street (415) 861-4910 between 10:00am to 5:00pm in Sycamore Alley (parallel to 17th St) enter on Mission Street, designate McKinley, #129, as the beneficiary.  We get a percentage of sales!

Number Six: Clip and return Box Tops Coupons and Campbell Soup Labels for Education in the Box Tops Box on the wall outside Room 15. 

And Support our Supporter
A strong community supporter of McKinley, Spectrum Federal Credit Union provides both monetary contributions and runs the Kirby Kangaroo Savings Club. Representatives from Spectrum make regular visits to McKinley classes during the year to collect deposits, open accounts, and answer questions. Membership applications are in the office, or call (800) 782-8782. For every new Kirby account opened at McKinley, Spectrum will donate $5 to the McKinley PTA.