Support HERO

AmazonSmile Program

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support HERO every time you shop on, at absolutely no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to HERO. You can add your support by choosing Home Educators Resource Organization as your selected charity, when you visit the first time.

Choose:  Home Educators Resource Organization as your charitable organization at .

Find out more about the Amazon Smile program by visiting their information page.

The Manna Group Scrip Program

"Scrip" is the name given to gift cards and certificates which are provided from local and national retailers.  They are the same gift cards available in stores.  Nationally known retailers that participate in this program include Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Kohl's , Best Buy, Starbucks, Caribou, Home Depot, Cub Foods, and hundred of others.  How can these retailers help us raise money?  It's simple - partnered vendors agree to sell gift cards to our organization at a discount.  Families like yours buy gift cards at full face value, and HERO keeps the difference as profit.  No selling involved!  Simply purchase cards from us for merchants that participate in the Manna Group scrip program!  Groceries, gasoline, clothing, entertainment, and household goods can be purchased using scrip (gift cards).  HERO places four scrip orders per school year: fall, Christmas, winter and spring.  Questions?  contact

Food Perspective Fundraiser

Calling all people who like to eat food and help out HERO! That should be everyone. Have fun while making money tasting food and doing fundraising for HERO.

Join Food Perspectives and HERO gets $10 every time someone from our organization completes the 1 hour taste test.  You get paid $25 to $50 and HERO also gets $10!

How are testers scheduled for a study?

Testers will be contacted by one of three methods:

• By online web surveys, sent to testers’ email accounts. Testers can take the online surveys to see if they qualify for a test.
• By our Interactive Voice Response system (IVR) which also questions and qualifies testers for a test.
• By “live” callers who will ask a series of questions in order to qualify testers for a test.

You can get started by going to the website  or call Customer Care at  763-354-2776 to sign-up. Click on the “Become a Tester” tab and complete the online sign-up form. Make sure to click on Home Educators Resource Organization (HERO) in the Organization field. This is an important step that attaches the your tasting activity to HERO for fundraising purposes.

General Mills BOX TOPS for Education 

We collect BOX TOPS.  There is a collection box in the Activity Building.  We send in the Box Tops about three times a year.  This is a great way to get your friends and family members to support HERO!