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15 Companies that Donate to Schools and PTA/PTOs

Looking for book or computer donations, or hosting a fundraiser event soon? Here are 15 companies that will donate to schools and PTA/PTOs.

We know that sourcing donations for schools and PTA/PTOs can be difficult, so TheShareWay has compiled a list of companies who will donate school supplies including books and computers, as well as in-kind donations for fundraisers and monetary grants.

What companies donate school supplies?

Mead Donation Request

Office & school supplies | 35 day notice

Mead produces quality office supplies targeted towards students, including folders, binders, notebooks, and planners.


Rocketbook Donation Request

Digital notebooks | 501c3

Rocketbook is producing the notebooks of the future, digitizing the pen and paper experience with their unique, reusable notebooks designed for cloud connectivity via their Rocketbook App. They value sustainability, and make their products with recyclable plastics.


Chronicle Books Donation Request

Books | 501c3

Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco.


Staples Donation Request

Office & school supplies | 501c3

Staples, Inc. is an American multinational office supply retailing corporation. It currently comprises over 1,500 stores in North America.


BIC Donation Request

Office & school supplies | 501c3

Bic is a manufacturing company best known for its disposable consumer products such as mechanical pencils and pens.


What companies donate to schools for fundraising events?

To make it easier for you to apply to many companies at once, TheShareWay has compiled a list of companies that have explicitly stated that they do donate to schools.

Charity Safaris Donation Request

Trip vouchers | 501c3

Charity Safaris offers hunting trip donations to many worthy causes across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. All Charity Safaris hunting trips are 100% no-cost donations. Approval in as little as three business days.


Grimaldi's Donation Request

Pizza | 501c3

Grimaldi’s is an American pizza chain from the New York City area with several restaurants throughout the United States. They donate gift cards and pizza, and prioritize schools in the vicinity of their pizzerias.


National Children's Museum Donation Request

Museum | 501c3 | 60 day notice

The National Children's Museum is a unique hybrid institution, combining the learning elements of a science center with exploration through play. They donate 4 admission tickets and they prefer schools and education organizations based in Washington, D.C. that serve children and/or families.


Mimi's Cafe Donation Request

Meals | 501c3

Mimi's Cafe serves American and French comfort foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in cozy, New Orleans-themed restaurants, and donate to schools and PTA/PTOs.


Cattlemens Donation Request

Meals | 501c3 | 30 day notice

Cattlemens is an authentic, family-oriented Western-themed steakhouse. They serve Harris Ranch All-Natural beef that is hand-cut daily by their own butchers.


Adler Planetarium Donation Request

Museum | 501c3 | 28 day notice

Chicago's Adler Planetarium is America's first planetarium and a premiere resource for inspiring the next generation of space explorers with programs for all ages. They donate 4 guest passes.


Pancheros Mexican Grill Donation Request

Meals | 42 day notice

Pancheros Mexican Grill is a fast-casual restaurant serving burritos, homemade queso, fresh-pressed tortillas, and more. They donate food and raffle items.


Molly's Cupcakes Donation Request

Desserts

Molly's Cupcakes, a winner of the show "Cupcake Wars" has locations in Chicago, NYC, and Iowa City, and supports school functions and fundraisers.


Squisito Pizza & Pasta Donation Request

Meals

Squisito Pizza & Pasta is a chain of fast-casual restaurants bringing the best of two worlds to the same kitchen, combining the flavors of Italy and authentic New York-style Pizza. They Support the local community with priority given to schools and youth activities.


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Los Angeles) Donation Request

Amusement Park | 501c3

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a water park that boasts a number of attractions, including steep slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool. They donate 2 park tickets.


Fat Witch Bakery Donation Request

Desserts | 501c3 | 56 day notice

Fat Witch Bakery is a well-known Chelsea Market shop specializing in brownies in multiple flavors, plus gift boxes. They support school functions and fundraisers.


What companies do not donate to schools?

Before you make a donation request to a company not on the list above, be sure to check if the company explicitly states that they do not donate to schools or PTA/PTOs. Here are a few examples of companies that do NOT donate to schools.

What is DonorsChoose for teachers?

One great resource teachers can use to raise funds for classroom supplies is DonorsChoose. DonorsChoose is a nonprofit classroom crowdfunding site for public school teachers.

DonorsChoose allows public school teachers to request funding for specific school supplies. Teachers can create a shopping list from their list of vendors, and once the project is fully funded, DonorsChoose will purchase the items and ship them directly to the teacher.

For more information about DonorsChoose, check out their about us page.

Also check out similar crowdfunding sites, such as AdoptAClassroom.


How do I make monetary grant requests for schools?

There are many grant opportunities for educators to apply to. Here are a few:

For a list of other grants you can apply to, visit this site.



What restaurants host fundraisers to benefit schools?

Many restaurants can partner with schools and organizations to host fundraisers. Here is a list of a few restaurants you can request to partner with to fundraise for your school.

Don't forget to check out this resource on requesting donations for silent auctions and this one with unique raffle basket ideas. Finally, if you're stuck on fundraiser ideas, a tricky tray fundraiser or a penny social, sometimes known as Chinese Auctions, can be a great options.


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