How to Help Foundation

Annual Fundraising

Over the course of the year, and through all our fundraising efforts–Foundation needs to raise a minimum of $1,200 per student to continue to support our school and students.  Foundation organizes three primary efforts but fundraising will look very different this year.  Remember that money provided for fundraising purposes is tax deductibleTax Information: EIN: 77-0053621.

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

2. Read-a-thon February 26th – March 5th 2021.  (Replacing our annual Walk-a-thon this year).

  • Go to
  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit” Follow the instructions on-screen to register students

3. Annual Auction Gala

Other fundraisers:

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.

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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.

Amerigas School Days Program - Hardin Northern Local School District

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

School Donation Drive - Goodwill

Saturday 5/15/2021 8am-3pm. We will host one Goodwill Donation Drive this school year 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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