We are actively engaged in fundraising activities for our school to help offset the parish subsidy and ensure St. Thomas has a vibrant future. There are many opportunities to support these efforts. Many of these are “no cost to you” options. As you shop or purchase items for your household, there are many businesses that will provide funding back to St. Thomas every time you shop. The SCRIP gift cards have already provided much needed funds to our school. Please familiarize yourself with these opportunities and activities and take part in these programs that will benefit STA. As always, thank you for your continued support to ensure the long term viability of our school.
Love to shop on Amazon.com? Before you head straight there, be sure to come through our website on your way. Everytime you do, our school gets credit!
Want to double your support? First buy Amazon scrip and then click through our website before you purchase on Amazon. Now you've just given back to STA in two ways all with one purchase!
From July 2014 through end of June 2015 we earned $1030 through this program. Please ask your relatives and friends to do their Amazon shopping through our website!!
Join the Giant A+ Rewards program!
St. Thomas the Apostle School (ID # 05984) will have the opportunity to earn cash through Giant A+ School Rewards Program. All you have to do is: Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus to designate our school online. After you register your card, 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. You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt. Our school will receive a check at the end of the program and the money can be used for any of our school’s educational needs.
Attending to this simple process makes a HUGE difference to our school. We need your support. Please be sure to register your card to benefit St. Thomas the Apostle School using ID # 05984.
A great way to give back to the school while you shop! You can purchase gift cards to various grocery stores, clothing stores, restaurants, and movies, to name a few, and a percentage of the proceeds will go back to the school! These gift cards make excellent Christmas, birthday, teacher gifts, etc. More information can be found here. Our school will make nearly $6,000 this year in profit, and our families will receive over $6,000 in rebates!
Sign up at www.shopwithscrip.com. (Initial enrollment code 8F4F383122L36) If you also sign up for PrestoPay, you can order e-cards right on your phone and pay on the spot! Physical cards delivered to your child every Friday. You receive 50% of your earned rebate at the end of the school year in a check or in gift cards to the retailers of your choice.
Stream Energy’s Power Up! Program, supports our school by putting their competitive rates and excellent customer service to work for us. They will provide a commission to our organization for any new energy customers that choose to join the Stream Energy family through our website.
The Power Up! Program is an excellent fund-raising campaign option because everybody uses energy, and the commissions paid to Power Up! Program participants are paid month after month for the duration of the customer's relationship with Stream Energy. If you choose to enroll for service with Stream Energy, please enroll via the St. Thomas website at saintthomasschool.streampowerup.biz and help St. Thomas school achieve its fund-raising goals!
LABELS FOR EDUCATION:
Save your labels from Campbell's, Pepperidge Farm, and Prego products. The UPC symbol is all that needs to be saved on these products. Labels can be turned in to Campbell's for school- related merchandise, sport equipment, software, computers, and art supplies.
Bring or send these items into school with your child. No need to trim. For a complete list of products, please go to the following web site: www.labelsforeducation.com
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION:
Clip BOX TOPS coupons from participating products from General Mills. St. Thomas receives 10 cents for each box top turned in, to be used on school equipment and supplies.
Bring or send these items into school with your child. No need to trim. For a complete list of products, please go to the following web site: www.boxtops4education.com
What is the endowment fund?
The endowment is a long term financial asset which will generate income to fund a portion of the school’s operating and capital budget. It also provides a financial safety net for the school in the event of unforeseen financial challenges.
How is the endowment different than other fundraising activities?
Other funding initiatives seek to supplement the annual operating revenue on a year-by-year basis, the endowment initiative seeks to create a long term financial asset which will produce an ongoing stream of investment income to supplement the school’s annual income.
Why do we need an endowment?
In January 2012, the Archdiocese identified our school as one slated for consolidation by the Blue Ribbon Commission. Our school has been supported by a $500,000 annual parish subsidy. Our appeal to the Archdiocese, which was successful was predicated on our commitment to reduce and eventually eliminate this subsidy.
Is this a new concept?
No. Endowments have been used by parishes for years and have been successful. For example, St. Mary Magdalen parish has a $1 million endowment fund.
For more information, see our brochure.
If you have a local business or know a local business that would be interested in sponsoring our school, please fill out the attached Golden Knights Sponsorship packet. The Golden Knights Sponsorship program is looking for the monetary support of our school in the form of a sponsorship. In return, our sponsors will be recognized through a number of media, including our new 4' x 8' electronic board in our gymnasium. This board is viewed year-round throughout the school year by our families and numerous visitors who participate in our CYO sports activities.
For more information, see our brochure.