Fundraising at LAPP

LAPP is a non-profit organization that serves families in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and surrounding communities. Through its association with Mountain View Adult School, the school offers parent support by way of classroom observations and parenting classes. LAPP has several sources of fundraising and each one helps tremendously to contribute to our school operations and facilities.

Wine & Sign, Yard Sale, Silent Auction

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These are our major community building and fundraising events. They occur over the course of the school year and offer great ways to obtain a variety of goods and services, all while having fun and contributing to LAPP.

 

 

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization. Just search for "Los Altos Parent Preschool" and start shopping to help earn for LAPP. So support us when you shop! Go to AmazonSmile  and Amazon donates to Los Altos Parent Preschool.

Donations

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Donate today, or send a check to LAPP, Los Altos Parent Preschool, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos, CA 94024

All donations and matching donations are welcome anytime. LAPP is a 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID# 94-3438352. Donations are tax deductable as allowed by law.

 

Corporate Matching

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What is corporate matching?

Many companies match their employees' contributions to nonprofit organizations (US based 501(c)(3)). This could instantly double the money you donate to the organization.

Does corporate matching benefit my employer?

Definitely. Corporations are happy to do corporate matching for two reasons: it gets them tax deductions and it gives them an opportunity to be good corporate citizens.

Will corporate matching impact me negatively in any way?

Not at all. Companies keep corporate matching data totally private. No one has access to this data. In most cases, companies outsource the entire process.

When should I apply for corporate matching?

As soon as you make your donation. Some companies distribute corporate matching funds right away, while others process them once a quarter. Some companies have strict time constraints within which employees are required to submit corporate match applications. If your company offers corporate matching, please apply for it right away.

Does my employer have a corporate matching program?

Check with the benefits/HR department of your employer, or look up the company intranet for details.

What if Los Altos Parent Preschool (LAPP) isn't on my company's list?

Adding Los Altos Parent Preschool (LAPP) to the list of organizations eligible for corporate match is usually a quick and easy process. You need the following information:

Legal Name: Los Altos Parent Preschool

Address: 201 Covington Road, Los Altos, CA 94024

LAPP Tax ID: 94-3438352

In most cases, once you enter the information into the system, LAPP will be added very quickly.

What is the process for corporate matching?

Each company has a different process for employer match. First, verify that your company participates in a corporate matching program. Many companies use a corporate philanthropy platform like Giving Station or Benevity. If they do not, check with your Benefits person to see what steps you need to follow. If your company requires hard copy paperwork, please complete it and send to LAPP  Attn: LAPP Treasurer at the address listed above.

More questions?

Benefit Shopping

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                                                                    Get the Benefit app to buy and redeem gift cards instantly while earning for your cause. Earn up to 20% on every purchase when you pay with Benefit! Support the things that matter most by using digital gift cards when shopping for your summer staples, booking airline tickets, or even indulging in a latte.

 

e scrip

Escrip is another very important shopping fundraiser. Simply register any or all of your existing grocery cards, credit cards, and debit cards with eScrip. When you use these cards at participating stores you'll automatically start earning cash rebates for LAPP. Participating stores include: Safeway, Macy's, Draeger's Market, Andronico's Community Markets, Whole Foods, Big 5, Payless Shoes, LeBoulanger, A.G. Ferrari, and many more. Registration and participation cost you nothing, so please take a few minutes to sign up at www.escrip.com. Select Los Altos Parent Preschool (eScrip ID 138007119). If you're currently a member please remember to renew your Safeway card and update your account with any new credit cards. If you have any questions, contact fundraising@lapp4kids.org