There are a number of fundraisers conducted annually in which school families are asked to participate. The funds raised through these fundraising efforts are crucial for assisting with expenses such as new textbooks, technology, equipment, and other resources necessary to enhance the learning experience for our students. Please check out the various ways you can help us achieve our fundraising goals!
HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL ANNUAL FUND
The HFS Development Program began in 1993 and is committed to providing the prayers and funds needed for Holy Family School to succeed, grow, and develop. With these goals in mind, the Development Program has a two-fold purpose: educate the community and spread the good news of Holy Family School and raise funds to maintain quality education in an economy where costs are constantly rising. Newspapers and newsletters are sent out during the school year, keeping our constituents informed of the events and achievements of HFS and its students. The HFS Annual Fund Drive raises donations which enable the school to provide equipment, technology, and other supplies needed by teachers and students. Parents and others who are interested in helping with this important mission are invited to volunteer by contacting the school principal. Together we can make it happen!
FUNDRAISING INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Holy Family has developed a Fundraising Incentive Program to help generate revenue to cover operating expenses of the school. This program also aides in keeping Holy Family’s tuition the lowest in the area. This program can help families significantly cover their own tuition costs. The more participate, the more credit you receive. The program is as easy as 1-2-3! You and your family participate in the programs fundraising events. Reach and exceed the goals set for the events, and you may receive credit towards next year’s tuition. Download the 2018-19 Holy Family School Incentive Program Guidelines for more details.
All families who send their children to Holy Family Catholic School agree at the time of registration to work Bingo. The proceeds from Bingo have paid for as much as one-third of Holy Family School expenditures during past years. These funds allow tuition payments made by school families to remain stable and provide for extracurricular programs. Each family agrees to support the school by working approximately 13 Bingo sessions per year with a minimum of 3 hours each session. We sincerely thank all of the volunteers and their captains for their continued support of our school. If you have questions regarding the Bingo program, please contact the school office at 877-5500.
If you can’t remember when your team is scheduled, check out the 2018-2018 Bingo Team Schedule
Earn $$$$ for the school while you SHOP!! Order gift cards for your everyday household expenses: groceries, clothing, gas, home repairs, and gifts. When you order through our scrip program, Holy Family School earns a rebate. You can order actual gift cards, reload cards you have previously ordered or order Scrip NOW! to have it delivered to your email inbox to use immediately. Also, don’t forget to activate your Schnucks rewards card; Holy Family School earns money as you shop…all you do is show your card! For more information on the Scrip program, download the 2018-2019 Scrip Packet, including info on the Schnucks Rewards Card, Scrip Calendar, and order form.
DINE OUT FOR HOLY FAMILY NIGHTS
Dine out with the family and help us earn dollars for Holy Family School. Plan on letting someone else cook the meals for your family on the first Wednesday of every month; some exceptions may apply. Tell your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to dine-out, too, and help make this fundraiser a success!
First Wednesday Meals at PIZZA HUT
Mark your calendar for the first Wednesday of every month when you can dine at Pizza Hut for Holy Family School. Dine-in, carry out, or order online anytime during the day or night, and Pizza Hut will give up to 20 percent of your purchase to Holy Family School. Download the coupon on the Resource Page to present at time of purchase, or order online using coupon code: 1089. Pizza Hut is located at 3801 Nameoki Road, Granite City, (618) 451-8855 or PizzaHut.com.
BUY A BRICK CAMPAIGN
Holy Family School has a long tradition of educating the youth of Granite City. In order to continue the mission of Holy Family School to work with the “Whole” person and address the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social aspects of each student, we need your help! To help offset the operating expenses of the school, we are asking you to buy a brick! These bricks will be used to improve the courtyard area so that, in the years to come, you will be able to bring your children and grandchildren to the “Courtyard” to see your name and their names as a permanent legacy of Holy Family School. You will be able to create your own message. These specially engraved, decorative bricks will be used in the courtyard area and at various other places around the school. Everyone is invited to buy a brick, either for you or for someone else, to commemorate special occasions, or to honor or remember a special loved one. What a great way to be remembered and to acknowledge special occasions such as the birth of a child, baptism, weddings, and graduations! Click here for more details on the Buy a Brick campaign.
Each fall Holy Family Catholic School partners with Great American Fundraising to sell an assortment of gift book products, candy and magazines. The 2018-19 Candy Sale will kick-off on August. Students achieving set sales goals will receive prizes, with special rewards for top sellers in the school. Participation in this fundraiser is part of the Incentive Program. Click here for more information on this year’s fundraiser and incentives!
All school families are asked to sell raffle tickets for the annual Christmas Raffle drawing held following the school Christmas Concert. In the past, prizes have included ipads, televisions, and cash. Each family is asked to sell a minimum of 5 raffle tickets at $5 each. Tickets will be sent home to students in November with information on the prize. Participation in this fundraiser is part of the Incentive Program. Check back soon for more details.
ANNUAL GALA DINNER & AUCTION
Save the date for Saturday, March 30, 2019! The Gala Dinner & Auction is one of the largest annual school fundraisers, second only to Bingo. This is not some stuffy event. All are welcome for an evening of fun, which includes a buffet dinner, more than 200 items for bid during the silent and oral auctions, dancing, raffles, 50/50, and more! All proceeds raised support the school. The success of this event depends on the participation of our school families through sponsorship, auction donations, and attendance. Check back for more details.
Shop the Scholastic Book Fair in the Holy Family School Cafeteria during Catholic Schools Week. Students will have the opportunity to browse the shelves, create wish lists and shop for books. Families are encouraged to check out the Teacher Wish Lists for new books to add to the classroom libraries. All proceeds from the Book Fair are used to purchase additional books for the school library and new technology for the school.
PRODUCT LABELS + CAPS = CASH FOR OUR SCHOOL
Box Tops has helped America’s schools earn over $250 million in the past 12 years. Holy Family School can earn up to $60,000 every year that’s as much as $20,000 from each of these three easy ways to earn. You can make a difference for our school every time you shop for groceries! Just clip the Box Tops coupons from hundreds of your favorite products and send them in to your child’s teacher. Visit BoxTops For Education to learn how to help support our school.
LABELS FOR EDUCATION
Did you ever notice the “Labels for Education” tag located next to the UPC on products like Campbell’s soup, Goldfish crackers, Post brand cereals, Pop Secret popcorn, Blue Diamond nuts, GLAD products…and the list goes on and on. Before you toss another box, can, or food container in the trash, make sure you cut out the Label for Education. Each label can help the school earn cash to be used for art supplies, athletic equipment, and other needed educational
PRAIRIE FARMS MILK CAPS
Prairie Farms “Caps for a Cause” is another great way to earn money for our school, and it’s easy! Purchase half gallon and gallon containers of Prairie Farms milk with the participating “Caps for a Cause” logo on top. When you finish your milk, send the clean cap with label intact to the school in a plastic bag. Our staff will redeem the code with Prairie Farms and earn five cents for every cap. It’s as simple as that!
TYSON PROJECT A+ LABELS
If your family eats Tyson chicken, there is a good chance the packaging carries a “Tyson Project A+ Label.” Clip the label and return it to school. Our school earns 24 cents for every label submitted. This is returned to our school as cash that can be used for whatever we need! Click here for more info on the various labels and caps programs.