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Pledge and Fundraisers

The Pledge Program offers families and community members, a way to contribute funds to keep Brook Haven and Park Side schools strong. You can make a donation in one of 2 ways. 1. Complete a pledge form (available below in English or Spanish), write a check payable to SEF and drop it off in your school office or mail it to SEF, PO Box 1255, Sebastopol, CA 95473. 2. Donate online through Paypal. You can make a one-time donation or set up a monthly recurring donation. Please consider making a donation. Our schools need our financial support. Some local schools strongly recommend that their families make significant monthly contributions. We don’t want to do that. In fact, we wish we didn’t have to ask for donations at all. But our schools need our help so we’re here asking for your support. Every dollar counts. We greatly appreciate any level of support you can provide.

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SAFEWAY CARD If you shop at Safeway, please register your Safeway card with eScrip, and list SEF (137708308) as the beneficiary. Safeway donates up to 4% of your purchases to our schools, depending upon how much you spend! If you use your phone number and don’t know your club card number, call (877)723-3929 to find out your number. Your phone number will NOT work. DON’T SHOP AT SAFEWAY? REGISTER CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS If you register your credit card with eScrip, SEF also gets a percentage of your purchases every time the card is used at one 100s of merchants—from Whole Foods to Macys to Big O Tires—the donations to our schools can really add up. For a complete list of merchants, search on escrip. Visit the eScrip website and sign up today.


Box Tops/Labels
Collect General Mills Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels for Education and turn them into the office.

Drop off empty ink or toner cartridges, old cell phones, and small electronics (such as laptops, mp3 players, GPS devices, laptops, and digital cameras) in the green recycling bucket at your school office. Earn money for our schools while also doing something good for the environment.

Target Red Card/Take Charge of Education
Sign up for a Target REDCard Credit Card or a REDCard Debit Card and select Brook Haven or Park Side as your designated non-profit. Target will donate 1% of REDCard purchases made at Target and to your school. With a REDCard you also get 5% off every purchase you make, free shipping from and 30 extra days to make returns.
This is a Yahoo/Bing internet search engine that donates 50% of its advertising revenue to each user’s designated charity or non-profit organization. Click here to sign up. Enter “SEF” in the charity search engine box. Complete the setup process and start browsing and raising money for our schools!, a sister site to GoodSearch, is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of your purchase price to your designated non-profit organization when you shop at one of their 3,000+ partner stores. Top retailers in the GoodShop network include Amazon (1.5% donation), Expedia (up to 5%), and Staples (2.5%). The donated money comes from partner referral fees. When you use Goodshop, they receive a referral fee from their partner retailers which they split 50/50 with SEF. As with, enter SEF in the charity search engine when you sign up.

Business Partnerships
Many businesses in our community generously support our schools in a variety of ways. Please show your thanks by participating in these fundraising events and by considering these businesses when making purchasing decisions.

Dine & Donate
• Baskin Robbins – second Wednesday of every month
• La Bodega Kitchen
• Mombo’s Pizza
• Mary’s Pizza

Shop & Donate
• Copperfields
• Glass Fusion
• Real Goods Solar
• Synergy Solar
• Toy Works

In-Kind Donations
• Birkenstock Village
• Mombo’s Pizza
• Sebastopol Hardware

Fundraising Events

Johnny Downer Memorial Concert

Johnny Downer was a beloved local musician who dedicated his life to music. In 2009, at the age of 37, he died from heart complications. Every year since then, on the first weekend in January, the Hopmonk Tavern has hosted a memorial concert with the proceeds going to SEF so that his love of music will live on. It is a great day of celebrating music. Our own Brook Haven Band performs as do musicians from all over the Bay Area. Please keep Johnny’s legacy alive by attending this wonderful event and making a donation to the Johnny Downer Memorial Music Fund. Memorial Video