The school you work at may have a charity fund that allows you to support educational programs. School charity donations can go a long way in filling in the gaps in education. They provide much-needed money for programs not funded by government money. You can also support a school through donations at Target, Costco, Oriental Trading Company, and other retail stores. Here are some ideas for fundraising that benefit your favorite school. Just remember to have fun and enjoy the giving!


Costco donates to school. Every year, the company gives away 384 backpacks filled with school supplies to local schools. To be eligible for the program, a nonprofit organization must meet certain requirements. To apply for a grant, organizations must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Costco will only fund nonprofit organizations whose mission and goals align with their own mission and values. The organization must also focus on education, health, and human services.

Oriental Trading Company

The Oriental Trading Company has recently donated educational supplies and toys to schools in Westside, Chicago. The company has sent boxes of toys and educational supplies to all of the elementary schools in the neighborhood, including the Underwood Hills Early Learning Center. Teachers will have their pick of these donated items soon. The donation will also help to reward positive office referrals. The donations are just one part of a larger donation campaign from the Oriental Trading Company.

Office Depot

The Office Depot Foundation donated food and other relief supplies to the people of Moore, Oklahoma, and collaborated with Feed The Children to provide sackpacks to impacted schoolchildren. The Office Depot Foundation held a discussion at its headquarters with individuals from various nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and other stakeholders about the need to support the local schools and communities. This conversation led to a donation of over $1.5 million worth of school supplies to 25 Title I elementary schools.


The Target Corporation is giving back to the world by donating money to schools. It has given over $120 million to schools since 1997. Among those schools, nearly 110,000 have received the donations. In addition, the company gives cash and goods to various hunger relief efforts. Target’s generosity is reflected in the number of awards it has given to schoolchildren. It is a good way to show how much the corporation cares about our community.


In a recent community service event, the Walmart Supercenter in Harlem, Georgia, donated more than $10,000 in school supplies to the local Troup County School System. The supplies included paper, crayons, pencils, and folders. Walmart Store Lead Ashton Estep expressed his gratitude to the school’s staff and students for their help. The school is currently working on a school-wide positive behavior support program. In addition to donating the school supplies, Walmart is recognizing students who exhibit positive behaviors throughout the school.

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