Malcolm X Elementary is a fantastic school with an incredible arts and enrichment program.  As well funded as the Berkeley schools are, there is not enough money to cover all the expenses of a comprehensive education like the one your child receives at Malcolm X.  Our families and community generously step in to fill the gap with our annual fundraisers. 

The money raised helps pay for our award-winning performing arts program, including drama, dance, and music, as well as physical education and recess support, academic and literacy support, and vibrant community programs. 

ANnual Fundraisers

MaLCOlm X Fund

Each year, the MX Fund kicks off our annual fundraising with a monthlong drive. Our goal for 2017 is to raise $55,000 by September 30 to support all of our existing programs plus our new PE and recess teacher.


Every fall, the Malcolm X Walk-a-thon raises more than $20,000 and is a great way to connect with the MX community.  Families are welcome to participate.  Students can earn laps by walking, reading, dancing, hula-hooping, sprinting, and more!

Auction and Gala

The Silent Auction happens every year in February or March. Come and have fun with your community and get some great deals along the way! Do you have a business or a special talent?  Do you want to host a party or a gathering? Add it to the auction and raise money for MX.

Raffle and Spring Fair

The Malcolm X Raffle is a very low-cost, low-impact way to raise money for school (bring your kiddo to work to sell tickets, take them around the neighborhood, call family/friends--get creative).  Top sellers get prizes and the winning tickets are drawn at the Spring Fair.


Did you know that you can double your contribution to the Malcolm X PTA by taking advantage of your employer's matching benefit? 

Learn more by visiting the Employer Matching Gifts page.


give while you shop

Here are some ways you can donate to the school that cost very little money or effort. Please take a few minutes to register at these sites and start earning money for MX!  For help with any of these programs, contact Jane Tunks Demel at

Amazon Smiles

Register at and select Malcolm X Elementary as your charity; Amazon will remind you to shop through Smiles portal. Then 0.5% of your purchases will go to MX. All of your regular account settings will carry over. Don’t forget though, each time you shop you must use the link to get our school credit!


Earn even more for MX (2.4%) by shopping on Amazon through the E-scrip portal called the E-Scrip Online Mall. First, register at It’s not that hard. Really! Then shop more than 700 merchants online, including the Apple Store (1.2%), Apple iTunes (3%), Gap (3.6%), Groupon (6%), Old Navy (3.6%), REI (3%), Walmart (1.8%) and Verizon Wireless (6%).

E-Scrip when you buy groceries: Register both your credit card and Safeway Club card at and when you shop Safeway in person or online, a percentage goes to MX.

Office Depot

Visit the 5% Back to Schools page to register your purchase and to designate Malcolm X Elementary as your school of choice and 5% goes to MX.

Printer Cartridge and Cell Phone Recycling

Used printer cartridges and cell phones can be recycled by dropping them off at the Malcolm X Elementary school office. MX recycles them through Office Depot and receives credit towards school/office supplies.


Use this link: when ordering through Shutterfly!  Shutterfly is an online site where you can upload photos to print cards, calendars, photobooks, and more. Orders placed though our specific school link will get MX 13% of the purchase price. Anyone can use this site to benefit MX- so share with family, friends and co-workers who plan on ordering through Shutterfly.  

Sports Basement

(2727 Milvia St., in the old Iceland facility): Visit their site.  Mention our school's name, and get 10% off your purchases plus 5% back to the school.