Malcolm X Elementary is a fantastic school with an incredible arts and enrichment program.  Sadly, these are not free and require a lot of fundraising to make possible.  The PTA contributes $105,000 for the enrichment program salaries and $32,000 for academic support. In total, we spend approximately $350 per child to help provide an award-winning performing arts program including drama, dance and music, excellent academics and vibrant community programs.  As our enrollment climbs, the PTA adds to its fundraising burden to ensure all of these programs continue.  Together we can! 

The good news is, there are many ways to help!  Many of which are little cost to you. 

ANnual Fundraisers


Every fall the Malcolm X Walk-a-thon raises over $25,000 and is a great way to connect with the MX community.  Families are welcome to participate.  Students can earn laps by walking, reading, dancing, hoola-hooping, sprints and more!


The Silent Auction happens every year in February.  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 & 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, take them around the neighborhood, call family/friends- get creative).  Top sellers get prizes and the winning tickets are drawn at the Spring Fair.

Malcolm X Fund

As your student enters Malcolm X, please consider making a donation to the MX Fund for the amount you would have spent on one more month of childcare, preschool, or summer camp.  Each year the MX Fund kicks of the annual fundraising by collecting over $40,000.


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 Nicole Fitzhugh.

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!

Donations and Matching

Ask your company if they match employee donations. Many companies do! Do your kids have too many toys?  Ask for a donation to their school instead of presents!


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 over 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.