Shopping for Angelus Academy
Here are some great ways to support our school, which can be easily incorporated into your weekly shopping and dining out. The greater participation we have, the greater the benefit, and every person can help!
The Scrip gift card program allows Angelus Academy to benefit from your everyday shopping! By paying with a retailer gift card purchased from Scrip instead of using cash, check, or a credit card, you help earn money for Angelus. There is no extra charge to you; the retailers, through the Scrip program, donate a percentage of the value of each gift card you purchase to our school. The order form for purchasing gift cards is sent home with the students each week in the blue folder and you may also purchase electronic gift cards to use for online shopping. Creating an online account is easy; the enrollment code for Angelus Academy is A8F9E5363258L. During the 2015-2016 school year, Angelus earned $2,088.50 through Scrip – and that was with only 20 families participating, and with about half of those families only purchasing gift cards once. Just imagine how much our school could earn if we could get 100% participation!
GoodSearch and Goodshop
If you use Goodsearch as your search engine, you can earn money for Angelus every time you do an Internet search. All you have to do is register, and enter Angelus Academy as the organization you wish to support. (Consider making Goodsearch your homepage so that you remember to start all your searches there.) The Goodsearch website also offers promotional coupons for you and monetary donations to our school through its Goodshop program. Whenever you shop online, just enter the store’s website through the Goodshop. A percentage of your purchase price will be donated to the school. Ask friends and family anywhere in the world to use GoodSearch to benefit Angelus Academy. It is an easy way to give!
Shopping Bonus Cards
If you grocery shop at Giant or FoodLion, you probably already use a store rewards or bonus card to save yourself money on many purchases. But if you go online and register your card, you can also earn money for Angelus every time you shop. You will not be charged anything extra, but the school will benefit.
- Giant Angelus Academy ID: 03827
- FoodLion Angelus School code: 219982
**You will need to re-register your card(s) online every year in the fall in order for Angelus to continue to benefit.
- Target REDcard can also be registered for school benefits.
- Amazon Smile if you shop at Amazon, consider shopping on AmazonSmile instead. After you have selected Angelus Academy as your favorite organization, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to our school.
Donations for the Gala
You can help make the annual Angelus Academy Gala successful, and you can do it without spending anything yourself by requesting a donation from a local business! Many businesses (especially in this area) are accustomed to receiving requests for charity auctions and may have a standard contribution that they make. They are also more likely to make the donation to a person who already patronizes their business.
So the next time you go out to eat at your favorite restaurant, tell them that your child attends Angelus Academy, and ask them if they could contribute a gift card for our fundraising auction. All kinds of gift cards are good to have—nail salons and auto mechanics, ice cream shops and museums. Asking for a donated item is a great way to provide money for Angelus without spending any of your own, and the more people who ask for donations, the more successful our Gala will be.
Some businesses may want a copy of our solicitation letter or tax form to assist them in writing off the donation. Feel free to copy as many letters as you need. Every family gets a tax form in the Gala folder, but if you should need more, please do not hesitate to ask.
Box Tops for Education Labels
Sometimes the labels are on the box top, and sometimes they are on the bottom—and some are even on the labels of bottles, cans, and packages—but they are all worth 10 cents! That may not seem like much, but it only takes a few seconds to cut off the little coupon—just about as long as it would take to pick a dime up off the ground. And the money quickly adds up.
If you grocery shop at Safeway, you can also collect “eBoxTops” for Angelus Academy! To get started all you need to do is:
- Register online.
- Enroll online with Box Tops for Education, and select Angelus Academy to link with your Safeway card.
- Begin purchasing participating items with Box Tops for Education labels at a local Safeway store.
Last year we earned $713.88 with box tops. Download a complete list of products with Box Tops for Education labels, where you’ll also find printable coupons for participating products.
Printer/Copier Toner Recycling
Send or bring in any empty ink jet or laser printer cartridge from your home or business. Or ask nearby businesses if you can pick up their used printer or photocopier cartridges. Angelus Academy recycles them and earns money for each cartridge.
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