Ways of Giving to SHS
We thank all of you, near and far, who have loyally participated in some or all of these programs. For the balance of our readers, we encourage you to get involved in one, more, or all of the programs and help us make a difference!
Each year, Sacred Heart School sends out an appeal letter to alumni, parents of students, parishioners, businesses, and friends asking for monetary contributions that go to support our educational programs and projects. We count on Annual Fund proceeds to help bridge the gap between the actual cost of education and what the school receives in tuition and subsidy. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who is unable to participate in local fundraising to invest in our future of Sacred Heart!
Endowment and Planned Giving
Give to Sacred Heart through a charitable contribution specified in your last will and testament.
Designate Sacred Heart School as the beneficiary or co-beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Or donate a policy that you no longer rely on and on which you have paid some (but not all) of the premiums.
Make an outright gift of real estate (investment properties do not apply). Receive tax exemption from any related capital gain and take a charitable contribution deduction.
Designate Sacred Heart School as a beneficiary of your IRA, CD, or other retirement plan. This may help reduce your income tax and estate tax.
Donate shares of publicly traded, CEC-registered securities, and take a charitable deduction for the full value of the stock. For assistance with this transaction, ask your broker.
Make a gift during your lifetime while still receiving income from related assets. Receive tax exemption from any related capital gain and take a charitable contribution deduction. Two common forms of charitable trusts are the unitrust and annuity trust.
Earn Dollars While You Shop
Through a variety of programs, we are able to buy classroom supplies with money earned from your shopping dollars:
Giant Box Tops for Education
Shop at Giant and earn money for Sacred Heart. Simply clip the box tops from products of participating manufacturers and give them to the school. Box Tops for Education will donate 10¢ per box top to the school. For a list of participating companies, go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/BoxTops/FlyersAndDownloads/Participating-Products-Flyer.pdf
Giant A+ School Rewards
Shop at Giant using your Giant Bonus Card, and earn points for Sacred Heart that are used in calculating cash donations to the school. Register your Bonus Card at www.GiantAplus.com and designate Sacred Heart School by using school identification number 01112.
Great American Fundraising
You can help Sacred Heart at any time throughout the year by buying gifts and magazine through Great American Fundraising. Each purchase/subscription renewal generates dollars for our school. For more information, go to: http://gafundraising.com/
Labels for Education, Campbell Soup Products
Collect containers from Campbell Soup products. Rinse and dry the containers and drop them off at the school to earn points for Sacred Heart School that can be redeemed for Arts, Athletics, and Academics merchandise. For a list of Campbell Soup products, go to http://www.labelsforeducation.com/Earn-Points/Participating-Products
Target's "Take Charge of Education" Program
When you use your Target Credit or Debit REDcard, either in-store or online, Target will donate 1% of your purchases to help the eligible K-12 school of your choice. To designate Sacred Heart as your school of choice, go to www.target.com/tcoe
Weis Box Tops for Education
Shop at Weis and earn money for Sacred Heart. Simply clip the box tops from designated products of participating companies and give them to the school. Box Tops for Education will donate 10¢ per box top to the school. For a list of participating companies, go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/BoxTops/FlyersAndDownloads/Participating-Products-Flyer.pdf
Ink Cartridge Recycling
Empty ink cartridges from computer printers are recycled for cash. This is a 5th Grade project. Please drop off or send in your empty cartridges to the school at any time.
Sacred Heart Memorial Society
You can memorialize or honor a loved one through the Sacred Heart School Memorial Society. Send your donation to the school, and your loved one will be remembered each week at our Thursday Children’s Mass. (Donations of $100 or more receive full-page recognition in the Society’s memorial book.)