Throughout this month, Santa Monica Place is helping shoppers make contributions to their schools of choice as part of the “Get Gifted” holiday program.

Shoppers only need to bring their Santa Monica Place retail and/or restaurant receipts from Dec. 1 through 31 to the concierge area and Santa Monica Place will donate five percent of their total purchases to their school of choice.

Up to $50,000 will be given away, said officials at Macerich, the owner of Santa Monica Place.

In addition, the single schools selected most often by supporters as part of the Get Gifted holiday program will receive an additional $5,000 (full program details are available at the Santa Monica Place Concierge.

“The holidays are a wonderful time of year for giving gifts – not only to one another – but also to causes and organizations our community cares about,” said Adrienne DeVore, senior manager of marketing for Santa Monica Place.

The Get Gifted holiday program also includes other special offers every Friday. Information and program details,