The Parent & Teacher Organization for Louise Van Meter Elementary, Los Gatos, CA

Giving without paying

new-gwpaying-logoWith your everyday purchases, you can be Giving Without Paying. Many businesses are willing to donate or rebate a portion of your purchases directly to Van Meter at no extra cost to you. Please see below about how you can participate.

Online Shopping


If you shop at amazon consider setting up Just go to make sure you select Louise Van Meter Home & School club as your charity and then 0.5% of every purchase* will come back to the school. Just remember to head to it is the same great amazon experience they just give back to us, the Home & School Club. *Purchases cannot be made in a mobile environment for Van Meter to get credit through AmazonSmile

escrip_online_mallDo you shop online? If so, please start here! Simply click the hyperlink eScrip Online Mall , register and shop. Van Meter automatically receives a portion of your purchases at no extra cost to you. Hundreds of merchants are available, including Potterybarn, Nordstrom,,, Toys R Us and more!

Grocery Shopping


Join eScrip and Van Meter will automatically receive a portion of your purchases at Lunardis. Click Here to learn how to sign up.


Each time you shop at Nob Hill, present your “Something Extra” card to the cashier (or enter your registered phone number) and Nob Hill will donate 1.5% of eligible purchases to Van Meter.  Just make sure to register your “Something Extra” card or phone number, and select Louise Van Meter in the “Extra Credit” option under “Manage your account.“ For more specific instructions please look at this PDF

Other ways of Giving Without Paying

eScrip is a reputable company that coordinates the donations of many businesses. Simply register your credit cards (and your Lunardi’s card as noted above). Then, when you shop at local stores, restaurants and Lundari’s, using the cards you have registered, Van Meter receives a percentage of your purchases automatically. Please ask your friends and family to sign up too! Click Here to learn how to sign up.
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Find these coupons on everything from Ziplock bags to Cheerios, and Huggies to Fiber One bars. Each coupon is worth 10 cents to the school and they add up quickly! So, clip and save! Ask the grandparents for theirs! Watch the Bulldog Beat for contests. Check out the list of participating products and get started filling out a collection sheet.
Simply mention Van Meter when paying and Office Depot will donate a portion of your purchases to Van Mater, automatically.
Do you have a Visa Target REDCard? If so, please consider designating Van Meter as the school to receive 1 percent of your purchases. Click on image to designate Van Meter.