Support Families Together with your tax-deductible* donation today!

Donate to FTCNS today!

There are lots of other ways you can easily support Families Together by doing things you may already do such as shopping online, signing up for local swim lessons, buying food, shoes, office supplies or toys, or even just using your credit card when you eat out!

Sign up for one – or all – of the programs below and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the school at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile

AMAZON SMILE – Whenever you make a purchase from, you can earn money for FTCNS by going to Amazon Smile and choosing Families Together Cooperative Nursery School as a beneficiary. To make it extra easy, remember to bookmark

Small Hands

FOR SMALL HANDS – Check out this wonderful catalog of Montessori inspired children’s toys, tools, and equipment ( If you order before 12/31/15 and enter our school’s id (222380) when you check out, FTCNS gets 10% of each $25+ order placed to use toward purchases for the classrooms.  

The Red Balloon

RED BALLOON – Mention FTCNS each time you shop at any Red Balloon location (the nearest one is 3651 N. Southport), whether in person, over the phone, or online (, and 3% of all yearly combined purchases will go back to the school in the form of a cash donation.  

Fresh Picks

IRV & SHELLY’S FRESH PICKS – Sign up for home delivery of local, organic produce, and FTCNS will receive 10% of sales.  Create an account at, then send an email to [email protected] letting them know that  you’d like to support Families Together.


ESCRIP – There are two ways eScrip can help raise money for FTCNS:

  • Register a credit card (or multiple cards) at When you use your card at participating local restaurants (there are lots of them), a percentage of each sale will be donated to FTCNS.
  • Shop online through through and a percentage of each sale (ranging from 1.5%-10%) will be donated to FTCNS.  Online retailers include Amazon, Toys R Us, Macy’s, Home Depot, Carters, Hanna Andersson, The Children’s Place and many more.  

Chicago Blue Dolphin Swim School

CHICAGO BLUE DOLPHINS SWIM SCHOOL – Mention “Families Together Co-Op” when you register for swim classes and Chicago Blue Dolphins will donate 5% of the proceeds back to Families Together.  Visit or call 773-342-7250.


OFFICE DEPOT & OFFICE MAX – Provide code 70201217 at checkout, in-store and online (, and FTCNS will receive 5% back in credits for free office supplies.  If you don’t have the code handy, the store can look it up – FTCNS is in their system as “Families Together School.”


PEDIPED – Shop until May 15, 2016, using code SCHKCEA at checkout, and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the school.   


*FTCNS is a private, non-profit preschool program in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. FTCNS is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and, as such, your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Additionally, we are registered with the Illinois Secretary of State as a not-for-profit corporation. Please contact a qualified tax professional for more information. FTCNS provided no goods or services in return for your donation.

If you have any questions, please contact us or email [email protected]  Thank you!

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