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Green Fundraising for Schools & More

Green Fundraising Options

Option 1: We can assign your club, school or organization an online code to track orders placed through our ECOlunchbox Webstore. When the promotion is over, we'll add up all the sales generated and write a donation check for 15% made out to your group.

Please contact us so we can assign your group a unique tracking code for online purchases via our Webstore.

Option 2: Similar to Option 1, this fundraiser can be done entirely online. We offer the opportunity to sell $50 ECOlunchbox gift certificates to your community. Your group earns $5 for every gift certificate sold. How does it work? The $50 gift certificate is offered to you by ECOlunchbox for $45.

Option 3: If you have a resale license and are willing to pre-purchase in bulk using a credit card, families from your school or organization can purchase ECOlunchboxes in wholesale packs. Then your organization can resell the lunchware to raise money. Your group's fundraising percentage would be approximately 35% depending on order volume.

Eco-friendly Fundraising List

Got enough wrapping paper? Had enough cookie dough? Don’t really want your family eating cardboard pizza (and worse) to make a few bucks for the school? YES, there are plenty of other choices; here are a few fundraisers you can feel good about buying and having your kids ask your friends and family to buy.


ECOlunchbox • Lafayette, Calif.

Does your school have a program to encourage waste-free lunches? ECOlunchboxes offers a great plastic-free and waste-free line of stainless bento boxes and artisan bags for all ages. We have two easy fundraiser options to help you earn up to 15% of sales for your school. Additionally, if packing waste-free lunches is something your school is educating about, we can support teachers and parents with educational materials.


Schoola • San Francisco, Calif.

Schoola is a retailer of gently used kids’ and women’s clothing and accessories that donates 40% of their sales proceeds to partner schools. Funds raised support over 15,000 schools across the country. You can more about them here.

Chico Bags

Chico Bag • Chico, Calif.

Interested in the plastic-free movement? Now that California has banned the single-use plastic bag, interest and demand for reusable shopping bags is surging. Chico Bags offers up to 40% on sales of its extensive line of products. To learn more click here.

Back to the Roots

Back to the Roots • Oakland, Calif.

Mushrooms are good food - and good fun for families. Back to the Roots provides grow-your-own-mushroom kits for school fundraising. The easy-to-grow mushroom spore are embedded in 100% recycled coffee grounds and can yield a crop in as little as 10 days. Schools earn 15% to 40% from sales of the kits depending on whether the fund raiser is 100% online or involved bulk purchases with direct delivery to the school. Anyone who posts a picture of their fully grown mushroom kit on the Back to the Roots Facebook page can earn a donation of a kit and sustainability curriculum for an elementary school classroom of their choice.


Growums • Wellington, FL

Tapping into the food and farm movement sweeping the USA, these garden kits are a great way to teach children how to easily grow and care for a garden of their very own. A full 50% of the proceeds earned through a Growums fundraiser goes directly to the school, while a portion of revenues is also donated to feeding needy children. Growums offers six different garden themes (Pizza, Taco, Herb, Stir-Fry, Salad and Ratatouille) for $10 each. Click here for more information.

Whole Foods

Whole Foods • San Fran, Calif.

Whole Foods Fundraising Program. What better way to raise funds than by asking parents to purchase gift cards for something they already need — groceries! Whole Foods Market offers non-profit and school organizations the opportunity to purchase gift cards at a discount. Sell the cards at face value and keep 3% as profit. Learn more about how to participate here.

Glass Dharma Straws

Glass Dharma Straws • Fort Bragg, Calif.

Known for their uniqueness, strength, and beauty, GlassDharma straws are a yummy way to go green by reducing dependence on throw-away plastic straws. And they are absolutely gorgeous and a pleasure to use when drinking most anything, including smoothies, iced tea, lemonaide and all your favorite beverages! Depending which fundraising option your group choses, Glass Dharma will donate back between 35% and 50% of sales. For more information, email or click here.

Good Eggs

Good Eggs • Bay Area, Calif.

Good Eggs is an online grocery store that delivers absurdly fresh groceries and meal kits across the Bay Area. Good Eggs partners with local school for fundraising each spring and fall. When parents shop on Good Eggs during the fundraiser, 5% goes back to their school. If you're interested in getting your school involved please fill out the form here. You don't have to be on the PTA or work for the school to sign up — as long as you can connect us to the right person we can work out the details!

Office Depot

Office Depot

"Recycling Rules" accepts all brands of ink, toner, and small electronics in exchange for Office Depot Gift Cards to be used for free school or classroom supplies.

Cartridges for Kids

Cartridges for Kids • Longmont, Colorado

Cartridges for Kids pays schools and non-profit organizations cash to collect ink and toner cartridges, cell phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, and more. To learn more about how to set up a collection drive, click here.


Chipotle • Nationwide

When you partner with your local Chipotle restaurant serving natural foods in low-waste style, you can raise 33% of the proceeds in special events.

Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate • Washington, D.C.

Divine Chocolate sells Fair Trade Certified™ chocolate from Ghana. Schools and other organizations can buy 1.5-oz. dark, milk, and crispy rice Divine Chocolate bars at wholesale prices, then resell them at retail and keep the profits.

Grounds for Change

Grounds for Change • Washington

Through Grounds for Change, your group can hand-sell 12-oz. bags of organic, shade-grown, Fair Trade coffee, using the company’s order forms and information cards, or you can purchase it in bulk at a discount and resell it, pocketing a percentage of the profits.

Plymouth Cards

Plymouth Cards • Online

If your group likes the idea of selling greeting cards, consider offering the beautiful cards made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper and printed with soy inks. Groups can earn up to 40% of product sales in Plymouth Cards fundraisers.


Ecobags • Online

Ecobags can print your school's logo on a resusable lunchbag or shopping tote. Or you can sell blank products and your group can plan a fundraising activity and invite participants to decorate the organic canvas bags with colorful fabric markers. To learn more about the program, email and review the company's Website.