“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill

No one likes asking for money and we all get tired of being asked to donate at every turn. We also know no one likes to sell candy, wrapping paper, or magazines. To keep our fundraising as straightforward as possible, we have one major fundraiser each year, Walkathon. The vast majority of funds BESCA raises come from this single event.  In addition, we have smaller fundraisers throughout the year that provide simple ways to support BESCA and the programs we provide for our students. 



BESCA has held an annual Walkathon for over 30 years. This tradition is one of the most loved events at Booksin. Students walk all day to raise money for Booksin through pledges and to earn prizes for the miles they walk. In addition, BESCA raises money through a variety of other activities offered at the Walkathon, including food, Teacher Fun Drawing, Fun with Friends, and a Silent Auction to entertain parents while their kids are walking.  Learn more about Walkathon.


Silent Auction

BESCA holds a large Silent Auction on Walkathon day. Families and friends are invited to browse the auction in person or online to find gifts, toys, jewelry, vacation packages, sports tickets, and much more! The auction is a great way to support BESCA and take home something for yourself or a friend. All bidding is online, making it easy for you to bid while walking with your children or for extended family to bid from home. 


Corporate Match

Many companies in the Bay Area offer a matching program for charitable donations and volunteer hours. Check with your HR department for specific information on your corporate match requirements and remember to submit all donations you make to BESCA so they can be matched! Corporate matching is such an easy way for your donation to BESCA to be doubled, and these funds provide additional opportunities for us to benefit our students. 

Amazon Smile

You can help BESCA earn money when you shop at Amazon. To get started, visit register with Amazon, choose Booksin as your beneficiary, and start shopping! Amazon donates 0.5% to BESCA for every purchase!


Box Tops

You probably already buy products that have Box Tops. Taking a minute to clip off the Box Top certificate and send it to school with your child is an easy way you can support BESCA. You can also sign up to receive reports about how Booksin’s doing, score coupons and get chances to win bonus box tops.


Dining Nights Out

BESCA partners with local restaurants every other month to offer Dining Night Out. These events are a great way to earn money for BESCA while dining out with your family and friends. Check the calendar to see dates and specific details.



Raise money for BESCA by doing the things you already do with eScrip. Register your credit/debit cards and shop as you normally do with select merchants. A percentage of each purchase you make goes to BESCA. Sign up now.

We always welcome donations from our community. Your donations support many programs that enrich
our students. BESCA is an official 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID #23-7399164, and donations are tax deductible
to the extent allowed by law. If your company offers corporate matching, please consider this for donations you make.

Note: Please do NOT make Walkathon donations here - information about how to donate to the Walkathon will be sent home with students generally in late September. For the Apple 2 for 1 match offer, please visit the special cases section of our corporate match page.