Dollars for Dreams
We like to dream big at STA! From new books in the library to additional technology resources to new lighting for the gym, the wish list for St. Thomas the Apostle reflects our vision for the future. Extraordinary ideas, however, require extraordinary resources that often aren’t covered by tuition alone. Like most private schools, St. Thomas looks to alternate sources to provide funding for special projects. Every dollar counts when it comes to making dreams come true.
A number of opportunities exist for donating to STA that require little time or effort including the following options:
SCRIP Program [Gift Cards]
Scrip is a nationally recognized fundraising program. The term scrip means “substitute money.” School families, parish families, staff members and the community are invited to purchase scrip in the form of gift certificates from national and local retailers that can be used just like cash. Scrip can be used to purchase everyday items like groceries, clothing, gas and other essentials. With every purchase, businesses donate a certain percentage of the Scrip monies to STA. Order forms are available in the School Office.
Boxtops for Education
Families are encouraged to save Boxtops from participating products and send them to school where they are collected and redeemed for classroom materials. Students have the opportunity to earn a N.U.T. card at various times throughout the year as a reward for collecting the above.
My Coke Rewards
Donating points from Coke products to the St. Thomas the Apostle account will enable us to cash in rewards for art supplies, sports equipment, and other items to support students. Every point adds up!
Office Depot – 5% Back to Schools Program
Office Depot credits STA 5% of purchases made on a quarterly basis for the school’s use to purchase supplies from their stores. All you need to do is use STA School ID #70030877 when paying for your purchases at the store
STAR Project – St. Thomas the Apostle Recycling Project
This school-wide project accepts clean aluminum can donations throughout the school year for recycling! Currently the focus is on collecting aluminum cans only. Let’s do what we can to help our World – Recycle!
Recycling: Printer Cartridges & Cell Phones
Empty inkjet, laser cartridges and discarded cell phones can be dropped off in the school office. Recycling these items benefits the school, similar to the Campbell’s Labels and Box Tops for Education Programs.