Ways to Give
Tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating our students. Southtowns Catholic School is dependent upon the generosity of its donors to provide those extras that ensure the quality of virtually every aspect of school life. We are sincerely grateful for your support. Your tax-deductible charitable gift will benefit each student and allow our community to grow and advance the educational experience.
United Way & SEFA
United Way Campaign: Did you know that you can direct any portion of your United Way gift to Southtowns Catholic School? It's as easy as designating Southtowns Catholic School #4393 as a specific recipient on your United Way contribution form. 100% of your contribution will go towards your Marian Fund. The code for SEFA is 57-00506.
The SCRIP program is sponsored by the SCS Parent Teacher Guild and is a "no-selling" fundraising program that continues throughout the year. Every family has received the information packet. You can also purchase SCRIP after Mass or at the school office.
You are always able to purchase on line. Merchant details are available on line at www.glscrip.com If you go to this page you can access ShopWithScrip.com at the top right of the webpage. However, to get started & enroll go to www.shopwithscrip.com.Shop with Scrip Enrollment Code: F37856L22L888 (Case Sensitive). You can also use this form when ordering. Simply download, select the cards you would like and send a payment into school SCRIP Cards Order Form .Happy shopping and thank you for supporting Southtowns Catholic School. Great news for our ShopWithScrip.com customers! Great Lakes Scrip Center is pleased to announce that American Express® Gift Cards are available in $25, $100 and $200 denominations to ShopWithScrip.com families. The American Express Gift Cards can only be ordered by individual families, through ShopWithScrip.com.The non-profit contribution is 1.25%. There is no expiration or fees on the Cards. This American Express Gift Card may be used at U.S. merchants that accept American Express Cards. The American Express Gift Card is handy for those times when traditional scrip cards cannot be used. When ordering any gift cards at www.shopwithscrip.com, they need to be placed by Monday morning to be sent home on Thursday. Any questions about Scrips, call Tara Michalovic (413) 297-7175.
Please clip Box Top Labels & attach to the sheets that are sent home with your child. Send completed sheets to the school office. Join the Box Tops for Education Booster Club and support our School! Did you know that you can shop on the Box Tops 4 Education website and earn more Box Tops while you shop at great places such as Lands End? Please send to the attention of Cherie Stadler.
TOPS in Education
At TOPS Friendly Markets, they are committed to helping the communities they serve. Schools are a big part of those communities.
That's why they are excited to bring us TOPS in Education, a program that makes it easier to get additional money for school improvements and programs.
Here's how it works:
Help us raise money for our school & protect the environment!
Please send in your used Ink Jet or Laser Cartridges, cell phones & MP3 Players
(we are not able to recycle wall / car chargers or any accessories)
Why recycle? Did you know....
- Only 5% of empty ink cartridges are being recycled. It takes 2 1/2 ounces of oil to make a new cartridge.
- Each student will use a maximum of 6-10 ink cartridges per year. Plastics in printer cartridges take over
- 1,000 years to decompose. Electronic wastes contain heavy metals, which are discarded into our landfills, releasing chemicals into our groundwater systems.
Collection Bins are located in the foyer of the school.
We have signed up for the SchoolStore.net program because more and more families are skipping the stores and going right to website’s to make purchases for their families and homes.
Go to www.schoolstore.net and sign up with our school ID# 50326 to complete the sign up process. Then when you are ready to shop, log onto schoolstore.net and pick your store. The link will take you directly to their website.
SchoolStore is a new way to support our school by shopping at your favorite online merchants. It works very similar to SCRIP and you can use your SCRIP Gift card to purchase from the website.
SchoolStore.net is an online shopping mall where over 400 nationally known online merchants have agreed to give a percentage of sales to K-12 schools. Companies like WalMart.com, Sears, Target, DisneyStore.com, Family Book Store, and Oriental Trading Company participate. Most merchant contributions to our school will average 5%-10% .
There is also a link to donate a “Caring For Classrooms” gift card to your child’s classroom. Your donation will be used by their teacher for books, educational magazines and classroom supplies. Donating a Caring For Classroom gift card is a wonderful way to enhance the reading and learning experience for an entire classroom.
Employer Donation Match
Does your employer match contributions or donations that you make to not-for-profit institutions like Southtowns Catholic School?
This is an opportunity to increase contributions to Southtowns Catholic School without any additional cost to you.
Many companies (or parent companies) match contributions made to not-for-profit institutions that have a 501c(3) designation. A 501c(3) institution is one that meets certain IRS guidelines regarding not-for-profit agencies. Southtowns Catholic School meets these guidelines and has a 501c(3) designation.
How much would you know if your employer matched your contributions to Southtowns Catholic School? What questions should you ask?
Call your payroll, personnel or human resource office and try to get a feel for your company's matching gift program by asking the following questions:
You may call the school office at 627-5011, if you need any assistance.