Resources for Educators and Schools

KidMAX for California Schools

  • Purpose: To provide a free source of used materials to California’s schools during these times of limited resources.
  • Background: CalMAX is advertised as “the Waste-Not Want Ads for California Business, Industry, and Institutions.” Schools have always been eligible to utilize CalMAX as a source of supplies, materials, furniture, etc. Many businesses that donate materials utilizing CalMAX have an interest in “worthy cause” organizations such as schools. Items listed in CalMAX that are targeted for schools are KidMAX items and can be identified by bold headings and checkmarks in front of the listings. All items offered to the schools through CalMAX / KidMAX are offered for free!

Free Compost from Save Mart Supermarkets

Save Mart Supermarkets offers FREE compost to qualifying area schools! Through their partnership with local schools, Save Mart Supermarket generously offers a 100% natural, nutrient rich soil amendment. Submit a letter on school letterhead with your request stating what the compost will be used for. Mail or fax your request to:

Save Mart Supermarkets Corporate Office
Attn: John Kelly, Director of Marketing
P.O. Box 4278
Modesto, CA 95320-4278
Fax: (209) 577-3845

Earn $$$ by Recycling Ink Cartridges & Cell Phones!

Advantage Cartridge recycles and pay’s cash for inkjet and laser toner cartridges and cell phones. This is a non-selling fundraising program and it’s simple! Advantage Cartridge offers you free flyers to promote your fundraiser, free shipping boxes, free posters advertising your fundraiser, and NO SHIPPING COSTS! Check out their web site for more information!