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Dear Parents,

One of the best things about the GISW is the personal involvement and commitment of our community in everyday school life, be it through voluntarism or philanthropy. GISW is a non-profit school and you pay a lot of tuition every year to cover the basic cost of running the school (e.g. salaries, maintenance costs). It might seem like a lot to ask for you to make additional donations, but please think about it in another way. Your participation in fundraising programs like the ones below is the icing on the cake and gives your child’s education the cutting edge. Why settle for less, when our students can have more with little to no effort? This year, we can do even better! Read here how you can effortlessly help our school at no extra cost for you. We thank you for your support!



1. Click the German International School Washington D.C. Amazon Link – Access Amazon through our school-specific Amazon link, log into your account and shop as usual on the entire Amazon website. You can use the link on your computer, tablet or phone.
2. Bookmark – Bookmark the link in your browser for quick and easy access. We encourage you to share the link with friends and family.
3. GISW earns cash – Our school receives up to 15% in referral fees for any purchases that are made on the Amazon site. Referral rates vary depending on the purchase volume and product categories. Your total does not increase.



1.  Clip Box Tops - Find Box Tops on hundreds of your favorite products. Some products that carry the Box Top coupon are: Ziploc Bags, General Mills Cereals, Fruit Roll Ups, Betty Crocker, Cake Mixes, Old El Paso, Progresso Soups, Chex Mix Snacks, Pillsbury Dough and Bake Mixes, and Hamburger Helper.   

2.  Send Box Tops to GISW - There are Box Tops collection envelops on the bulletin boards in the Preschool, Elementary School and Upper School. Our school counts the Box Tops and sends them to Box Tops for Education. 

3.  GISW earns cash - Each Box Top is worth 10 cents to our school. Twice a year, Box Tops issues a check to the GISW for all Box Tops redeemed.



When you buy a brick you claim your spot in GISW history! Bricks also make great gifts for graduations, birthdays, anniversaries or just about any special occasion. Bricks are placed in the walkway leading from the lower parking lot to the Elementary School building.

1. Fill out an order form - You can buy small (4x8x2 ¼) or large bricks (8x8x 2 ¼). Order forms can be downloaded here or obained at the front desk in the main building and should be submitted to the Outreach Office Standard processing time can range from 6 – 8 weeks.
2. Pay for your brick – Please include a check with your order form. Small bricks are $250, large bricks are $350.
3. GISW Earns Cash – GISW earns $200 for each small brick and $290 for each large brick.





A+ School Rewards from GIANT

Go to to register your card using school ID# 00751.

Starting in October through March, GISW has an opportunity to earn cash through the Giant A+ BonusBucksSM program. After you register, each shopping trip at Giant using your BonusCard earns cash for our school! Each month, the amount of cash awarded will be updated on the Giant website. Our school will receive a check at the end of the program. 

HARRIS TEETER’s Together in Education Program

Go to, click on the „Community Tab” and register your card using school ID# is 7013.

When you purchase select Harris Teeter Private Label Products using your VIC Card, Harris Teeter will give cash back to GISW. To link your VIC card, simply tell the cashier (during check-out) that you want DSW’s account number (7013) linked to your Harris Teeter VIC card or log onto


The German International School Washington D.C. stays in touch with its alumni around the globe and is very proud of their achievements.

Are you an alum?


Founded in 1969 and run solely by parent volunteers, this group raises funds to benefit GISW. Learn more about the Friends