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We understand that not every school supporter can find the time to volunteer. For some, supporting with their wallets makes the most sense time-wise and financially, and these supporters make a huge impact on what we are able to offer our school. Most of our $13,000 annual budget is from individual and corporate charitable donations.

Your contribution is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Each donation makes a big impact on our small budget.

Click for the donation form and mail it to Mills Lawn PTO, 200 South Walnut St. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 or drop it off at the school office.

Interested in Event Sponsorship?

Contact: Lisa Varandani

Be an Annual Bulldog Booster

A Tax-deductible feel-good show of support!

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What we fund:

  • 10 Annual Community & student oriented events

  • $800 of back to school supplies for families in need

  • $300/ classroom for trips to various locations such as Learning Tree Farm, Glen Helen Raptor Center, Springfield Museum of Art & Caesar Creek State Park

  • $245 on band and orchestra materials

  • $75 per teacher for back to school teaching aids

  • $300 to the 5th grade garden PBL project

  • $200 to the Veteran’s Day PBL Project Luncheon

  • $150 to Boys/Girls Night

  • $200 to the Bike & Walk to School Day events

  • $650 in scholarships for the Camp Kern 5th & 6th grade trip

Easy Ways to help PTO Raise Annual Funds.



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Volunteer for our Street Fair Parking Fundraiser

MLS Elementary back lawn, 2nd Saturday in October & June

Each fall and spring, the PTO parks cars on the MLS lawn during the Yellow Springs Street Fair.  Street Fair Parking is our largest fundraiser of the year! Volunteers are needed in three-hour shifts to direct cars, collect parking fees, and clean up.


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Re-enroll your Kroger Community Rewards Program Annually 

Annually Renew your membership in the In-store Loyalty Program

We are a participant of the Kroger Community Rewards program. If you select “Mills Lawn Elementary PTO” or "73288" as the recipient of your charitable Kroger donation through your Kroger Loyalty card online (see above) we will receive a quarterly cash donation based on a percentage of your purchases. This does not affect your fuel points, and reregistration is required yearly. 

1) Go to

2) Select "Sign-in" and enter your info, or if you are a new customer, select "Create an Account"

  • To sign up for a new account, enter your email address, create a password and agree to terms

  • You will get an email asking you to click to confirm your new account, click on the link provided.

  • Click on "My Account" and use your email and new password to log in

3) Click on "Edit Kroger Community Rewards"

4) Input Kroger Plus Card Number or Alternative ID

5) Update and confirm your information

  • Organization Number: 73288

  • Organization Name: Mills Lawn Elementary PTO

6) Kroger will send a reminder annually to re-enroll with the organization of your choice.


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Shop at Amazon Smile* and Earn Money for Mills Lawn

Ongoing Store Loyalty Program

“Mills Lawn Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization” 


We are a participant of the AmazonSmile Rewards program. If you select “Mills Lawn Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization” as your designated charity we will receive a quarterly cash donation based on a percentage of your purchases. This does not affect your shopping costs. *AmazonSmile and the AmazonSmile logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

Steps: On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. Use the search function to find "Mills Lawn"

To change your charitable organization:

  1. Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

  2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

  3. Search for "Mills Lawn" and select "Mills Lawn Elementary Parent Teacher Organization" from the list on the right.

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to

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