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Ways to Give to the Schools

Loads of December Dine & Donates and other fundraisers, and early word on a January magical fundraiser.

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That’s all you need to text to the number 95248 once a day through Dec. 19. Why? Because each day you text that message to that number, you’re voting for San Ramon Elementary to win a grant between $25,000 and $50,000 to be used for the purchase of shade structures.

You also can have a second vote each day if you go register and vote here. If you don’t easily find San Ramon on the page, search for “Novato” under the city. Register, and then go back every morning, right after you finish reading the Patch, or any other time you’re online, and vote again. It’s that easy.

You can read more about what San Ramon is hoping to win grant money for in the screenshot I’ve uploaded. Or you can “view details” when you’re voting for the school online.

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California Grill & Rotisserie (1531 S. Novato Blvd.) is donating 15 percent of all sales for the entire day on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to Good Shepherd Lutheran School. All you have to do is put your receipt in the jar on the counter. Done!

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Cousins Christmas Trees (7416 Redwood Blvd.) is giving back to School Fuel again this year. On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Cousins will donate $5 to School Fuel for every tree purchased. Every day at the lot, you’ll find a collection box for School Fuel. Get in the Christmas spirit when you’re getting your Christmas tree, and support School Fuel while you’re at it.

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The fabulous Fernando’s is holding a Dine & Donate in support of Rancho Elementary on Wednesday, Dec. 12. All you need to do is bring the uploaded flier with you. A full 20% of all pre-tax proceeds benefit the school. Can’t make it on the 12th? Fernando’s has been known to honor those fliers the entire week of the event. But why not make it on Dec. 12 and join in with many others?

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Grab a bite at Italian Delite (971 Front St.) on Thursday, Dec. 13, and you can support Novato High School’s senior class. Just drop your receipt in the jar on the counter, and Italian Delite will give a percentage of its proceeds on your order to NHS Class of 2013.

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One of the newest restaurants in town is already stepping up to Dining & Donating. Panda Express (975 Diablo Ave.) will donate 20% of each purchase on Wednesday, Dec. 19, to the sophomore class of Novato High. Bring the flier with you, present it between 12 noon and 10 p.m., and enjoy the feeling as you chow down on some Kung Pao Chicken that you’re kicking some cash back to a good cause.

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What better time of year to grab a hot cup of coffee, cocoa or tea at Peet’s Coffee and support Novato Youth Center at the same time. Novato Youth Center has been designated as the beneficiary of the 2012 Holiday Giving Program by both Novato Peet’s Coffee and Tea locations (1701 Grant Ave. and 5800 Nave Dr., Suite M, in Hamilton). Donations up to $1,000 at each location between Dec. 17 and Dec. 24 are earmarked for NYC. So drink, tip and give at Peet’s. As a thank you, on Dec. 24, Peet’s will be pouring free coffee and tea, and all in-lieu-of-purchase contributions that day goes to NYC. I could use a nice cup of hot chocolate. Couldn’t you?

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Word on the street is that the magnificent master magician Jay Alexander is going to have a family comedy magic show to benefit all Novato schools. Rumor has it tickets are going to be $20 each, and each school gets 50 percent of that back for every ticket it sells. Mark Saturday, Jan. 12, on your calendar and be on the lookout for more information.

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Know of an upcoming fundraiser that benefits our schools? Send information to patty.maher.patch@gmail.com.

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Tina McMillan December 11, 2012 at 08:34 AM
Thanks Patty for helping to spread all the news about the schools.

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