Fundraising

The St. Thomas of Villanova Family School Association (FSA) sponsors multiple fund raisers throughout the year and School Rewards programs on an on-going basis.
The funds earned through these fundraisers & rewards programs are used to help in various areas of the school including:

  • teacher appreciation
  • funding the after school athletic program director
  • extra school supplies the budget does not cover, such as computer hardware and software, audiovisual and science equipment, and library and classroom needs
  • special purchases such as benches for playground, STV logo sports table cover, smart board for music room, and trophy display cases
  • underwriting a cultural enrichment program to bring cultural events into the school

St. Thomas ofVillanova Fundraising Events

  • Lottery
  • Track-A-Thon
  • Yankee Candles
  • Hershey Candy Bars
  • Charleston catalog

Major Fundraisers

Track-A-Thon

Track-A-Thon is one of St. Thomas of Villanova School’s largest fundraisers of the year. It brings together the efforts of students, parents and teachers as children walk or run laps in the school parking lot to raise money for the school through pledges. All children from St. Thomas of Villanova School participate in this fundraiser. The children enjoy contributing to this great event.

Track-A-Thon is an annual event held in the early Fall, usually in September, during regular school hours. After all money is collected a prize rally and pizza lunch is held in October. The Track-A-Thon money goes directly towards offsetting the school’s budget. It is a great opportunity to empower the students with the responsibility of making a significant contribution towards their own education.

Each child is sponsored by relatives and friends to pledge an amount per lap or by giving a total amount. Many employers and corporations match donations dollar for dollar. Parents are encouraged to check if their employer has this type of matching program. Contact the school office for more information on matching grants. All money a student raises goes toward the family’s fundraising requirement.

All are invited to help in this great fundraiser. Please contact the school office for more information.

Lottery

The St. Thomas of Villanova School Lottery raises money to help with the school budget operating expenses. Each month of the year, winners are drawn to receive monetary prizes. It is a fundraiser organized through the Family School Association. Tickets are sold to the parish community and neighborhood businesses.

Lottery tickets are sold during the first part of February. Parishioners will be informed through the parish bulletin or other means of communication as to what weekend tickets will be available for purchase at all the exits after Mass. Tickets can also be purchased through any school family, any representative from the Family School Association or by contacting the school office.

Families with children enrolled at St. Thomas of Villanova School are expected to sell twenty tickets to benefit the Family School Association. Additional tickets can be sold to fulfill fundraising requirements.

STV School Rewards Programs

Dollar Shopping Power (DSP)
Put your everyday shopping dollars to work. Earn money for STV School without spending anything additional.
Gift cards and certificates are provided from local and national retailers. They are the same gift cards/certificates that are available in stores.
This activity raises funds to benefit the school at no cost to you!

Everyone spends money on groceries, gasoline, clothing, and gifts. The use of DSP cards, instead of cash, to complete your purchases is a great way to spend your normal amount, but provide benefit to the school.

The cards are from a variety of food and specialty stores where you likely already shop. You purchase the cards at face value, and STV receives profit from each card sold. Each card comes in specified denominations and has a specified profit percentage (2% – 30%). You will receive credit for the face value of the card and you can spend the full face value of the card. The benefit of the card is the profit percentage. That amount is contributed directly to STV School!

You can purchase the cards weekly in a variety of ways:

  • Pre-order cards through the school family envelope (this is where some upfront planning comes into play—since you will receive the cards the following week in your family envelope)
  • After mass on Saturday and Sunday in the Gathering Area
  • Parish Office between 9:00AM – 4:00PM Wednesday through Friday
  • Send the order form through the mail. Visit www.stvschool.org for a copy of the order form, print it, fill it out, and mail it with your check to the Parish Office

Amazon.com Shopping
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We’ve discovered a great way to raise funds – The Fundinco Solution. It’s super-easy, and all you have to do is shop at Amazon.com after visiting the link below. For every dollar spent at Amazon.com, STV will receive a commission on the purchase! There are no additional costs to you, no logins, and no strings attached. All purchases on Amazon.com through this program are eligible for the commission! Work together with us because the money we earn will make a difference.
The link below will take you directly to our Fundinco homepage where you can start shopping by clicking the Amazon button:
http://www.fundinco.org/orghome.php?orgid=1210
When you go to this link, before you select the “Click here to begin shopping at Amazon.com” button – be sure that the site references St. Thomas of Villanova School fundraising across the top of the screen. Once you get into Amazon.com to shop there will be no future reference.
Make sure to add the Fundinco link above to your favorites (a.k.a. bookmark) so that you can come back anytime you shop online and raise money. Also, make sure to follow Fundinco on Twitter and Facebook to stay advised of great deals. You don’t want to miss these!
Please share this link with your family and friends so they can also help fundraise – without having to do anything but shop!

Target Red Card
tcoe-comeback-contibutionTarget donates 1% of your Red Card purchases back to St. Thomas of Villanova if you designate STV as your school.
https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home St. Thomas of Villanova School ID: 5714

Office Depot 5% Back-to-Schools
office depotOffice Depot and OfficeMax every time a qualified purchase is made, 5% is donated back to STV. This program runs all year long and STV receives credit quarterly: January 1 – March 31, April 1 – June 30, July 1 – September 30, October 1 – December 31.

At the time of purchase, provide STV’s program ID number 70033954 and 5% of the purchase is donated back to STV’s account.

Purchases may be made in store, online at officedepot.com, or by phone at 1-800-GO-DEPOT; however purchases made to contract business accounts do not qualify.
Qualifying purchases include basic school and office supplies: notebook paper, pens/pencils, note pads, binders and much more. Products that do not qualify are all technology and consumer electronic products and accessories, media and software that is not education or reference related, all furniture items and accessories, all ink and toner cartridges, gift cards, and purchases from Copy & Print Depot.

You are able to use your Office Depot or Office Max Rewards member number along with the Back-to-Schools ID number. You can participate in both programs. You do not have to choose between earning your rewards and crediting STV.

Staples Reward-A-Classroom
staplesReward-A-Classroom is a great way STV parents and teachers can work together to keep classrooms stocked all year long.
If you are a Staples Rewards member, when you shop at Staples, you can earn an extra 2% back in rewards for the teacher of your choice every time you shop at Staples. That’s on top of the up to 5% back in rewards you earn as Staples Rewards Members.  STV teachers can earn up to $50 from as many as 40 parents each school year. That’s as much as $2,000 back in rewards every year!
http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/back-to-school/resources-for-teachers/reward-a-classroom.html

Heinen Grocery Stores
Sales-and-Specials-Tasteful-RewardsAs a member of Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards™ Program, when you shop at Heinen’s you can help through the school donation program. Up to 1% of your qualified purchases during the school year can be donated annually by Heinen’s. The Teaming Up for Education Program is a Tasteful Rewards™ membership benefit and enrollment with your email address is required.
**Members of the Tasteful Rewards Program are required to reselect their school every year on their profile page, or members may stop by the Customer Service Booth for help selecting a school.

To select a school from your profile page:

  • Simply log into your account at heinensrewards.com with your registered email address and password
  • Click on “My profile” at the top of the page
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page, select your school, and save the changes

Monthly Dine-n-Share Program at local restaurants
Each month a different local restaurant is selected and sponsors a fund raising event where STV receives a percentage of the sales during that event. The locations and percentage vary each month.

Used Inkjet cartridges
Bring in your used, empty, HP Inkjet or similar printer cartridge, and place them in the green & white recycle inkjet boxes at the school or church. STV makes $0.50 or more on each cartridge. Your trash can become our treasure!

Box Tops & Labels for Education
Campbell’s brand “Labels for Educations” and General Mills brands “Box Tops for Education” can be dropped in the box at school or in drop boxes in the church gathering area.

Box Tops Collection Sheet