How to Help Foundation

Annual Fundraising

Each year, Foundation has a fundraising goal and there are three primary efforts.  Remember that money provided for fundraising purposes is tax deductibleTax Information: EIN: 77-0053621.

1. Critical Donation at the beginning of the school year.  Donate Here

2. Walk-a-thon on October 11, 2019.

3. Annual Auction Gala on April 18, 2020.  Join us for HAVANA NIGHTS from 5:30pm-9:00 pm at the Los Gatos Masonic Center (131 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030).  Childcare will be provided at YMCA Clubhouse. Tickets available here.

Corporate Matching

Many companies in the Bay Area encourage their employees to give to and volunteer their time to nonprofits in the community. Check with your employer to learn more about matching your tax deductible donations.  Many companies also convert volunteer hours to a dollar amount that they will then send to Lakeside.

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 Lakeside.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping, Make sure to choose “Lakeside School Community Foundation” in Los Gatos, CA.


Turn your AmeriGas statement in to the office and they donate a portion back to Lakeside!

School Donation Drive - Goodwill

We will host two Goodwill Donation Drives this school year on Saturdays: 11/9/19 and 5/16/20 from 9am-3pm.  Please drop off your items on the designated dates at the Community Center.  We get proceeds based on weight and if we can fill an entire truck!

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Do you love shopping at Sports Basement?  Join their Basementeer Lifetime program for a $25 one-time fee and you get 10% off every time you shop PLUS Lakeside gets 10% of profits from your purchase.  Sign up and set “Lakeside Elementary” as your beneficiary!

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