Shop For Schools

We are excited to introduce a give-back program designed to support elementary and preschools in the city and suburban schools areas.  As a Chicago-based retailer, we know how much you value your kids’ schools and how involved so many of you are in raising money for these fantastic institutions!

Every time you shop with us, The Red Balloon Co. will donate a portion of your purchases back to your child’s school! Once your school is signed up, all you have to do is mention the school’s name each time you shop at our stores, over the phone, or online, and 3% of your yearly combined purchases will go back to your school in the form of a cash donation. Get your whole class involved: the more everyone shops with us, the more your school benefits!

Use the online entry form below to submit your school:

Name of School

School Address




School Telephone Number

School Website

Contact or Director of Development

Contact's Email Address

  • How do I know if my school is already signed up?
    • Visit our Shop for Schools for an up-to-date list of schools that have already signed up
  • My school is signed up. How can I spread the word?
    • We’ve got lots of ways to help your school spread the word among families:
      • Post our logo on your school’s website (click here to download)
      • Receive complimentary postcards to mail or handout to parents with information about the program
      • Host an after-hours shopping event at one of our stores! We’ll provide wine and take care of the e-vite. All you have to do is encourage families to show up!
  • Does the program only apply to schools in Chicago? What about the suburbs?
    • No, the program applies to all city and suburban schools in the Greater Chicago Area.
  • Can Grandmothers and relatives get involved?
    • Absolutely! Encourage your relatives to mention your child’s school at checkout  (in person or over the phone or web), and we will record the sale just as we would yours.
  • How and when will the donation happen?
    • At the end of each year, we will total all sales associated with a particular school. As long as the combined yearly sales for that school meet or exceed $500, we will mail your school a check for 3% of the total. And the best news: you don’t have to do a thing! We’ll take care of everything.