Like all non-profit schools, we rely on tuition income, parish subsidy, volunteerism, and other fundraising activities to support our programs. Tuition alone does not cover the full expense of a St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick Catholic School education.
Listed below are a number of fund raising programs and events that you can participate in to help ensure our school community continued success.
Fundraising Programs - S.H.O.P.
We encourage everyone to utilize this “no cost” fundraising option and earn money towards your fundraising goal. Our S.H.O.P. program offers gift cards to over 300 businesses, including grocery and department stores, restaurants, gas stations, hotels and more. View this fundraising option as adding another form of payment to your purse or wallet for your everyday expenses, not just as gifts for family and friends. There are no additional costs to you, you pay just the face value of the gift card while earning a percentage of every purchase you make. The money earned will be credited toward your family's fundraising goal.
You can place an order online using the Manna Website or manually by submitting an order form and payment to the school office. In addition, a convenient Manna eScrip option is available to you where you can purchase gift cards online and have them emailed to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! You can also come in on a Tuesday or Thursday morning to purchase gift cards directly from the SHOP Team. The SHOP program typically raises over $15,000 annually for the school.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Alphonsus / St. Patrick School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a 0.5% of the purchase price to our school. You can use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
Magazine, Music and Book Sale
Magazine fundraisers provide our school 40% of every subscription dollar! The sponsoring company has something for everyone. They offer over 700 of the most popular magazines in America - at savings up to 90% off newsstand prices.