The Lab Cards Program is a great way to help pay for Outdoor Lab student fees and support the Outdoor Lab program! King Soopers and Safeway offer reloadable gift cards that you can purchase from the Foundation and use every time you grocery shop or gas up . Each time you load the gift card with money, the stores will donate five percent of the amount you load on your card to the Foundation. We hold the funds in various accounts depending on the type of card you order:
Student Fee Card: Help your school pay for a specific student’s Outdoor Lab fee. The Foundation will hold 4.5% from these card loads until requested by your school to pay for the student’s fee. Any amount raised above the fee or after the school’s fundraising cut-off date is used by the Foundation to support the Outdoor Lab program as a whole (and you become part of our Sooper Givers Club). Cards are not transferable between students. Student fees are set by the school district, and fundraising cut-off dates are chosen by the individual schools. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade are eligible to participate.
School Scholarship Card: Help schools pay their Outdoor Lab bill each year. The Foundation will hold 4.5% from these card loads until the end of each school year and payout the total donation accrued from the card to the school. You can continue to use this card year after year.
General Fund Card: Help the Outdoor Lab program survive and thrive for years to come! The 5% doantion on this card is credited towards our general fund to help Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab program as a whole and you become part of our Sooper Givers Club!
The cost per card is $5. Each card comes pre-loaded with $2.50. Cards will be mailed to the address provided on the order form. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your card(s) to arrive. When you receive your card(s) you will take it to the store to load right at the check register or guest service desk.
Reminders to current lab card users:
We send out monthly email updates on your account to the first two email address tied to the student.
We cannot track card loads in real time. We are able to update our information once a month.
Student fees and card earning cut-off dates are set in the spring prior to the school year the student will attend Outdoor Lab. Please contact your school or the Foundation for more details.
King Soopers and Safeway will deactivate cards that sit for 90 days with a zero balance. We cannot reactivate cards.