Giving to The Center Project

As a nonprofit 501(c3) organization, The Center Project relies on donations. We have two major types of donations: non-monetary and monetary. Our non-monetary donations don’t cost donors anything as they require shopping through select sites that donate money to us. Monetary donations can be one-time or reoccurring or a purchase from our Amazon Wish List; all monetary donations are tax-deductible.

Non-Monetary Donations

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile logoEarn money for The Center Project by purchasing products from Amazon. On approved purchases, 0.5% of your total will be donated to The Center Project.

Visit to register. Login with your existing Amazon account, and it will ask you to select which charity you want to support. If you have already chosen a charity, you can change it by clicking on the name of the charity by Supporting (located under the search bar) and clicking Change. Then, search for “The Center Project,” find the one in Columbia, and Amazon Smile will remember your selection each time.

All purchases must be made through in order to be eligible for the donation. If you accidentally navigate to on a computer you have used in the past, it will remind you.

More info can be found at the Amazon Smile About page.

Gerbes Community Rewards

Gerbes Super Market logoEarn money for The Center Project with every purchase at any Gerbes Store. All you have to do is register your Plus Shopper’s card online, and then present it each time you shop. They will automatically donate a portion of your total sale to The Center Project.

To register you card, you must create an account online. When you login, navigate to the My Account section, and enter your Plus Shopper’s number at the top. Then, scroll to the bottom to the Community Rewards section to select your organization. You can search for “The Center Project” or use our organization ID (69312).


Schnucks logoEarn money for The Center Project each time you shop at Schnucks grocery stores. Simply stop in any Schnucks store, and ask for a My Schnucks Card. Then register it online or by calling 1-800-931-6258. Present your card with every purchase, and they will donate a portion of your purchase back to The Center Project.

You can also add a debit/credit card to the account and receive donations for visiting thousands of restaurants throughout the US. Just use your registered debit/credit card to pay for your meal and they will donate 2.5% of your total. If you complete a short e-mail survey after your visit, they will donate an additional 2.5%.

We also accept used printer cartridges for recycling. Just drop them off at The Center Project, and we will send them in!

More info can be found on Escrip’s website.

iGive logoEarn money by shopping online at your favorite retailers. Swing by, and create an account. Then see if your retailer participates in the program. Donation amounts vary by retailer. You can also install a plug-in for your browser that will indicate when websites participate in the program – click the button and continue shopping!

Monetary Donations

Amazon Wish List

Amazon LogoVisit our Amazon Wish List. You can purchase items from the list and have them shipped to The Center Project or your home and drop them off.

If you would like a receipt for your donation we would be happy to provide one for your records and tax purposes.

Cash (one-time donations and reoccurring Coffee Campaign)

piggy bank sitting on changeCash donations are accepted through our website. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring donation through our Coffee Campaign (called such as a $20 monthly donation is about $5 or one fancy cup of coffee each week). All payments are collected securely through PayPal.

At the end of the year we will send a letter with your total donation for your records and tax purposes. This letter is send to the mailing or e-mail address that is associated with your PayPal account. Should you need to make changes to your payment (amount, frequency) please contact us.