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Phoenix school hoping gift cards bring in funds

PHOENIX — For those planning to give gift cards this holiday season, there’s a way to help a Phoenix school at the same time.

The Parent-Teacher Organization at Phoenix Lookout Mountain Elementary School is hoping its gift cards will help stuff lots of stockings.

PTO president Sue Diaz said the school wants to sell about $2,000 worth of cards being offered for use at local businesses.

“One would be Moon Valley Grill,” said Diaz. “Others would be for Foot Locker, CVS and a restaurant called Scramble.”

The list includes Walmart, Sears, Radio Shack, Buca Di Beppo, Albertsons, Papa John’s, Ross, TGI Friday’s and Chevron, among others.

Diaz said they’re available in a variety of amounts.

“Some we have for $10, such as BathWorks,” she said. “There are usually $10, $25, and $50 cards that we have for sale.”

Diaz said proceeds from the sales will go to “enhancing the educational experience for Lookout Mountain students.”

For more information email the PTO at

Many schools sell gift cards as a fundraising tool. Check with the school’s PTO.