Free Money for CLE!

Did you know that there are several ways you can donate to the Cottage Lake PTA without actually donating money?  There are a variety of programs that contribute to a non-profit of your choice just by volunteering your time, by browsing the internet, or by buying the products you were going to purchase anyway!

Employer Company Match

Did you know that donations of money or time can be matched by many employers?  Attend a PTA meeting, help plan or staff a PTA event, or serve on a PTA committee all count as non-profit volunteer time.  Submit your volunteer hour matching request and the PTA will receive free money that will go to help support our kids!

Many employers will donate up to $25 per hour of your time. This is an easy way to give with no financial impact to you or your family.

Microsoft has contributed thousands of dollars this year from their employee volunteer matching program. Does your company participate? Every bit helps and it adds up quickly!

We're registered with the Benevity giving portal used my many tech companies in the area. Don't see us in your company's plan? Let us know!

Gift 0.5% of your Amazon purchases to our school!

Did you know that you can earn money for Cottage Lake Elementary School just by shopping Amazon? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no additional cost to you.  Our PTA earns 0.5% (most purchases)!


  • Go to
  • Search for “Cottage Lake PTA” (the location says Tacoma, WA, but it’s our school).
  • Select the school, save
  • Start shopping using your normal account!


Find more information on this program by clicking on Business Partners - and remember to use

Box Top$ for Education

Did you know you can donate to our school, just by buying the groceries already on your shopping list?

Buy participating products and use the Box Tops mobile app to scan your store receipt. The app identifies eligible products and automatically adds Box Tops to Cottage Lake Elementary’s earnings online.

Even if you’re shopping online or doing grocery pickup, you can still submit your digital or email receipt and earn Box Tops. Twice a year, our school gets a check!

Give with Bing

Did you know you can donate to the Cottage Lake PTA just by browsing on Bing?


Give with Bing is a feature of Microsoft Rewards that enables you to support a cause you care about simply by searching on Bing.


It starts by signing up for the Microsoft Rewards loyalty program. After joining, points earned for Bing searches will be automatically donated to your selected cause.


Register the Cottage Lake PTA as your preferred non-profit on the Give with Bing website.