Car Donation, Book Drive & Shopping for Students

Car Donation

Donate Your Car, Boat, RV or Motorcycle to support students!

The Ed Foundation has partnered with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) to allow you to donate your vehicle to help fund programs for students.

Start the easy donation process now

Donating a vehicle is easy, tax-deductible, and avoids the hassles of selling or the costs of repairing altogether.

CARS guides donors throughout the entire donation process and provides a free and convenient pick-up. CARS is the largest nonprofit vehicle donation provider and a trusted partner to over 3,500 other nonprofits in North America.

Shop for Students

Help students when you shop!


Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Ed Foundation!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support students every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select “Santa Monica Education Foundation” to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.

Pictures for Progress

Pictures For Progress is a modern-day marketplace for photography where proceeds from the sale of each image go to a charity that strives to make the world a better place. When you purchase from Pictures 4 Progress, 20% of the gross sale will can be donated to the Ed Foundation! Simply choose the Ed Foundation as your charity in your confirmation email and Pictures For Progress will make the donation for our students.

American Book Drive

Donate used books, CDs and DVDs to support your your school library!

American Book Drive bins have been set up at most schools. Donate your used books, CDs and DVDs and tell your neighbors and friends about it, too! American Book Drive finds new homes for your donations and a percentage of the proceeds goes to the Ed Foundation in support of our libraries. Make room on your shelves and support our libraries!

American Book Drive (ABD) salvages tens of thousands of books from going unused or dumped into landfills every year. Instead, donated books are resold through 20 online marketplaces, at festivals and book fairs. ABD’s streamlined process of collecting, sorting and reselling books allows the company to raise the most money for its non-profit partners. ABD’s objective is to provide communities with an easy, green alternative to donating their used books, while supporting worthy causes. American Book Drive accepts all books, CDs and DVDs, with the exception of encyclopedia sets.

If you have 200 or more items, you can schedule a home pick-up with ABD (click here to schedule).