Fundraising and Community Partnerships


Shoppers can register their Kroger Plus card and choose Carmel Elementary as the beneficiary…Kroger automatically donates a percentage of every purchase you make to CE!


1.  Go to and click on the Plus Card icon in the upper right of the screen.

2.  If you already have an account, sign in using the Sign-in link just to the right of the search bar.  If you don't have a account, you'll need to create one by clicking the "Create an account" link right next to it.  

3.  Once you're signed up and signed in, go to "My Account" 

4.  Scroll to the "Community Rewards" section of your Account Settings, and click "Edit Community Rewards Program Information."

5.  Search for "Carmel Elementary PTO" or use our organization number 10789.  Select the bubble next to our name and click "Enroll" at the bottom.  


That's it! The next time you shop at Kroger, check the bottom of your receipt - you should see a note about your support going to Carmel Elementary PTO.


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Bookmark this link and use it
 each time you shop at Amazon for a quick and easy way to earn money for our PTO. It's really THAT easy!


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When you use Scrip Gift Cards purchased from CE to pay for things you're already buying, our school benefits! Choose from 200+ retailers, restaurants and other brands that you patronize on a regular basis...Meijer – Target – Starbucks – Speedway – and so much more! 


Buy Gift Cards at face value – there’s no additional cost to you! Our school buys them at a discount and we receive a percentage (betwen 3-12%!) of each Gift Card sold.


Gift cards can be used in-store or online. You can purchase physical Gift Cards or electronic Gift Cards (called ScripNow! vouchers) that allow you to pay from your mobile phone!


Visit to create an account; our organization enrollment code is CADL696817543


Gift Cards are ordered and delivered to school on a monthly basis; ScripNow! is available for many brands at any time on your mobile phone. You must be enrolled in "Presto Pay" to take advantage of this feature. You'll receive the ScripNow! eGift Card on your phone in a matter of minutes...and our school benefits with every transaction.

Questions about starting with Scrip? Please contact Geoff Palmer at

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Box Tops for Education typically earns our PTO over $1200+ per year, which makes it one of our most important fundraisers. Simply clip Box Tops from participating products and send them in with your child in a plastic bag.   




Through and their mobile app you can now purchase items from stores like Dell, The Disney Store, The Lego Store, Home Depot, Kohls, The North Face, Target, Under Armour, Walmart and many more and earn percentages back for our school. With over 200+ retailers, eScrip should be your first stop and final destination for most online shopping.


1.  Visit and click “Sign up” 

2.  Enter your information then click “Next”
3.  Enter “Carmel Elementary” in the search box then “Go”

4.  Select the button next to Carmel Elementary and click “Sign Up”

5.  Just start your online shopping using the links from the retailer list page, and start earning rewards for our school!


Spring Flower Sale

Carmel Elementary students and staff have been selling flowers as a fundraiser for more than thirty years. This is our school’s largest annual fundraiser -- usually selling $55,000-$60,000 worth of flowers! Our flower selection includes multiple varieties of sun and shade patio pots, hanging baskets, ferns, geranium flats and a variety of bedding plants. 

Flower sale packets are distributed in March and flowers are available for pick-up in May. As you can imagine, to make this fundraiser a success, many volunteers are needed! Stay tuned for more info as March approaches!

Make a Tax Deductible Donation

If you wish to make a tax deductible donation to the Carmel Elementary PTO to support our Donation Drive, please use this link:

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We very much appreciate your donation which helps fund programs for our students, teachers and staff!

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Why are there so many fundraisers?

The State funding formula has changed over the years requiring school districts to make budget adjustments without altering the quality of education they provide each child. Fundraising by your PTO helps to enhance the education your children receive at Carmel Elementary. As a PTO we strive to provide a variety of fundraising opportunities to fit every budget. We ask each family to participate in the way they are most comfortable. All dollars raised through the various fundraisers are combined together to fund our annual budget. Unlike other non-profit organizations, every dollar earned is put right back into our school.