Three Easy Ways to Earn Money for the PDS Parents Association – By just shopping like you normally do

From Faculty Grants to other efforts to enhance our school, fundraising is necessary to support many of the great programs the PDS Parents Association brings to PDS. To make it as easy as possible, the Parents Association has found several companies that donate money to our school when people use their products and services. Please take a few minutes to register for the programs below:

Box Tops Deadline is October 21

When you buy products like Cheerios, Ziploc Bags and GoGurt, be sure to look for the “Box Tops for Education” seal (see image below). Just clip out the seals and send them to school before October 21. “Box Tops for Education” seals can be found on hundreds of products (check out, so just keep your eyes open as you shop.

The PDS PA will submit these Box Tops twice a year and receive money for your purchases. We will have a second submission day in the Spring, so collect your box tops year round.


Stop & Shop

Beginning October ­­7, 2016, Poughkeepsie Day School – (ID#: 18208) has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Stop & Shop!


You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year.

To participate:

  • Visit and scroll down to the center of the page to select REGISTER YOUR CARD from the red box on the right marked FOR CUSTOMERS; or,
  • Call the A+ School Rewards Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance; or,
  • Email the A+ Hotline.  Please include the last name associated with your Stop & Shop Card, your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and our school name and school ID number (ID#: 18208) or the name, city and state in which the school is located to:

To earn points:

  • Use your registered Stop & Shop Card each time you shop at Stop & Shop, and you will earn CASH for our school.


What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Throughout the year, we will share other programs that enable you to help our school. Thanks for taking this small step to do a lot of good for PDS.