Gift Cards

The Jacob Wismer PTO now sells gift cards as a convenience to you while at the same time fundraising for the school!

Here is an example of how this works for the PTO:  you buy a $10 gift card for $10. The participating store gives us a percentage of the gift card value. You get a gift card to make purchases of items you normally buy, and the Jacob Wismer PTO gets fundraising dollars.


If 100 families at Jacob Wismer bought one $100 Fred Meyer gift card a month for 10 months of the school year, the PTO would earn $4000. Most of us buy much more than $100 in groceries a month, so if you do the math, it could really add up.  Additionally, most of our gift card merchants pay us more than Fred Meyer.  The best part is that it doesn’t cost you any more money than you would normally be spending. 


There is no additional cost to you. A $10 gift card costs $10.


Families can fundraise for Jacob Wismer School PTO through purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts and even gasoline can be purchased with gift cards. An organization of 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars per year on food, clothing, and other essentials. If our Jacob Wismer families use gift cards for these purchases, the PTO could raise as much as $40,000 to $75,000 per year without spending an additional penny! 


Jacob Wismer PTO orders the gift cards for you through a regional gift card provider. The participating stores donate a portion of the money spent on the gift card to the PTO. You receive the full face value of the gift card. The Jacob Wismer PTO retains the amount of the donation, anywhere from 2%-45%, as fundraising revenue.

How Do I Participate?

Click here for an order form. When a sale is announced, fill out the order form and attach a check (made out to Jacob Wismer PTO). Checks only. Sorry, no cash. Place order form and check in an envelope and send it to school with your child to give to their teacher by the advertised due date. Note the advertised directions for pick up.



If you have any questions, please email Helen: