Issaquah Schools Foundation drive ends, but donations can continue

November 22, 2011

By Staff

The latest Issaquah Schools Foundation campaign has wound down, ending with the last day of a phoneathon on Nov. 19.

However, those still wishing to support the foundation and the Issaquah School District continue to have several ways to do so.

Lynn Juniel, ISF development manager, said the foundation can and does accept donations after the end of the formal campaign.

There are a couple of different ways for shoppers to help support the foundation. If you are going to shop at Amazon.com for holiday gifts, make a stop first at the foundation website, said ISF Executive Director Robin Callahan.

Once there, click on the link on the right-hand side of the page that takes you to Amazon.com. By entering Amazon through the foundation site, when you check out, up to 8 percent of your purchase price goes to the foundation.

Callahan noted the donations are done by Amazon. Amazon visitors who go through the foundation site do not pay any extra for their purchases.

ISF received roughly $5,000 from Amazon last year, Callahan said. She hopes that number will rise to $10,000 this year.

Callahan and others also noted there are numerous local businesses that have agreed to help the foundation as well.

For example, from now through March, Issaquah Highlands Self Storage will donate 5 percent of your first month’s rent on a storage unit if you mention the foundation when renting a unit.

Other businesses involved with the foundation include Lexus of Bellevue and Mail Clinic. Learn more at www.isfdn.org/supporters/partners.htm.

While the foundation works with schools throughout the district and the district as a whole, some individual school PTAs have come up with donation deals of their own. If customers register for a ‘B’ Caring Card at Bartell Drugs, local PTAs can earn up to 4 percent of all the purchases a cardholder makes at Bartell’s. Go to your school’s website or learn more at www.bartelldrugs.com/community/bcaringcard.html.

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