Painless Fundraising = FREE MONEY and SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT for DES

What is Painless Fundraising?

Many companies/stores offer money and credits for supplies and equipment to schools based on the purchases of customers, THAT’S RIGHT, you can help OUR SCHOOL support OUR KIDS just by doing your regular household shopping – at no additional cost to you!

Rewards Cards

Please link your member/shopping cards to our school so that we can earn credit for what you spend. NOTE: you must renew most of these links annually for the school to get credit.

Amazon Smile
Sign into and simply select “Change your Charity” or enter “Damascus Elementary School PTA” in “Your Account” (it shows up as PTA Maryland Congress Damascus Elementary School PTA). Click “select”.

Giant – Giant A+ program
Visit and in the “Customer Zone” in the middle of the page, click “Register your Giant card” and follow the steps.

Harris Teeter – Together in Education program
Our School CODE is 2512. When checking out at Harris Teeter, you can ask the cashier to link your VIC card to our school code or you can go to and click on “Community” and select “Together In Education” on the left side then click Link To Your School and follow the steps.

boxtopsBox Tops for Education

You can also help our school by saving Box Tops and sending them to school with your child. Visit for a complete list of items that carry box top points.

Restaurant Spirit Nights

Throughout the year, the DES PTA will be hosting spirit nights at local restaurants. On these evenings, restaurants agree to donate a percentage of the proceeds to our school. Please consider dining with us on these evenings.

AS ALWAYS, thank you for all you do to make our school amazing!