Other Ways to Give

Cottonwood Branded Totebag
Buy Cottonwood Branded Products


Show your Cottonwood spirit year-round while supporting the school! Products are made locally thanks to the excellent providers in town including Earthwell and New Avenues INK.


Purchase online and pick up at the school!

Bottle Drop
Bottle Drop Give


BottleDrop Give is the can drive that never ends. The Cottonwood School is now a registered nonprofit with BottleDrop and we have Blue Bags to distribute to parents and other supporters. Participants fill the Blue Bags with their empty redeemable containers. Plastic, aluminum, and glass can all go in the same bag – no need to sort. Participants then drop off their full Blue Bags directly at any BottleDrop or partner retailer. Check the Location Finder to find a drop location near you. The bottle refund then goes to the Cottonwood School.


Blue Bags and CSCS bag labels can be picked up from Justin Iverson near the Bancroft Street entrance about 10 minutes before and after pickup on Mondays or Wednesdays from now until winter break. There is a small cost associated with the bags, so please only take what you believe you’ll fill and drop off. Justin can also answer any questions you may have about the program when you pick up your bags.


Thanks so much for supporting the Cottonwood School with your bottle redemptions!


PS – Already have an individual BottleDrop account? You can donate your “green bag” balance to the Cottonwood School here.

Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer Community Rewards


You are now able to link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit by creating an online account here. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping that organization earn a donation from Fred Meyer.

Support CSCS (non-profit number 83935) by connecting your Fred Meyer Rewards card.
For more info: Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

Amazon Smile


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Lamb’s Garden Home Thriftway


As with many of the schools in the area, there is now a Cottonwood School of Civics and Science (formerly Southwest Charter) bin at the Lamb’s Garden Home Thriftway. Lamb’s will donate 3-5% of your purchase from Saturday shopping to the CSCS. Simply deposit your receipt in The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science bin when you shop on Saturdays. Also, you can donate your bottle return deposits receipt at anytime. Thank you to our friends at Lamb’s Thriftway!

Office Depot
Office Depot


As part of its ‘Back to School’ promotion, Office Depot will give
The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science 5% of any eligible purchases made when the buyer specifies CSCS (Formerly CSCS) as their educational choice. Our identification number is: 70215243. If you have forgotten the number, you may ask for assistance at the information desk where they have the full listing. This promotion is available year-round, so please use it whenever you are making a relevant purchase at Office Depot!



Terracycle re-purposes certain items and gives CSCS cash. At this time CSCS is only collecting the following:

  • Energy bar wrappers (any foil lined wrapper) – any brand
  • Ink jet cartridges (not toner) – any brand
  • Pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps, highlighters and highlighter caps – any brand
  • Cell phones – any brand (however iPhones are worth the most points for the school!)

Please turn all your clean items into the bin which is located inside the main entrance on the little table across from the front desk.

box tops and labels for ed
Box Tops & Labels for Education


Box Tops are redeemed for CASH (10 cents per label) and Labels for Education give points to purchase products that will directly benefit CSCS. Please turn all your neatly trimmed, non-expired labels into the bin which is located inside the main entrance on the little table across from the front desk.

For more info: Boxtops 4 Education & Labels for Education

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