Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ways you can help to support CSM

At the all-college budget forum held Nov. 30 last year, President Claire told a concerned college community that CSM was looking into an "eScrip" program that would allow local businesses to donate a portion of purchases made by supporters to the college.

Three weeks later, as of Dec. 21 last year, CSM is now part of the eScrip, Amazon Associates and S.H.A.R.E.S. programs.

Students and staff who own a credit card, a debit card, or a department store card, can sign up with the eScrip program. A percentage of the purchases made with a participating card will be donated to up to three organizations of your choice, one of which can be CSM. CSM's group ID is 500023653.

CSM is also now part of the Amazon Associates Program. Simply shop through this link: and donates four percent of purchases back to CSM.

Students and staff who buy their groceries from Lucky, FoodMaxx, Savemart and Smartfoods can contact CSM director of marketing Beverley Madden at or (650) 574-6538 to get a S.H.A.R.E.S. card. CSM will receive three percent of all qualifying purchases you make at these S.H.A.R.E.S. participating stores.

For more ways to support CSM, visit

Information about the eScrip, Amazon Associates and S.H.A.R.E.S. programs were obtained by The San Matean through interviews with CSM director of marketing Beverley Madden and CSM President Michael Claire.

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