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.

American Book Drive

Love 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).

Shop for Students

Save money and 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.
It’s so easy to support us while you take care of your everyday, online shopping. Just use Giving Assistant!

Giving Assistant

Giving Assistant shoppers earn an average of $700 cash back per year. Then, they choose to donate a percentage of that to causes they’re passionate about. Giving Assistant facilitates the entire process, making it easier than ever to support us just by shopping online at over 1,600 participating stores including Amazon, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Groupon, and more.
GiveBack360 donates 50-90% of proceeds from every purchase, every day!


GiveBack360 is an easy and automatic way to support students any time you’re ready for a deal and it’s FREE. Whenever you shop you’ll find the exact same low prices, coupons, tickets, offers and convenient buying experience as other online sites – only now you’ll be giving back BIG!

To check out local and national deals that support the Ed Foundation at GiveBack360 now.

Everyone becomes a Giver on GiveBack360 with a FREE signup you’ll support the Santa Monica Education Foundation and automatically direct donations from purchases to support the foundation. Every purchase on GiveBack360 results in a donation so why not get started today!