Easy gift idea for new volunteers, start of school year, encouragement. Gave this to new PTA moms coming on for next year. Kandoo Soap by Pampers: "I hope you keep the Kandoo spirit all year. Let me know what I Kandoo to help you."
Redbox donates 25 free rental codes to nonprofits with a 501C3 status which is an educational institution or food shelter (non-religious). They grant 100 approvals per month. Apply early in the month and keep trying month after month if they have hit their 100 for the month. Apply online at: coinstar.geocko.com/inkind/request
Gander Mountain donates to a wide range of groups and organizations. Apply at least 6 weeks in advance. Often local stores will donate if you walk in the store with a request letter too. Guidelines and mailing address: http://www.gandermountain.com/customer_service/donations.shtml
Oriental Trading usually donates a $25 gift card to organizations with current tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), or be a public school, college or university operated exclusively for public purposes. Online PDF application with mailing address: http://www.orientaltrading.com/pdf/OTC_CorpGivingApp_020613.pdf
Before I do, you have to check out Smencils. (Google it!) Our PTO bought each student a peppermint scented pencil to take the test. Why peppermint? Because peppermint stimulates brain functions...specifically memory retrieval! Yay! I love happy brains!