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Gift and Give Back

Heather Carter (Development Director) November 22, 2017

We have many reasons to be thankful at St. Paul’s Academy.  We have terrific teachers, eager and capable students, warm and friendly families, and generous donors and friends. Together, we work tirelessly to build and strengthen our community.  We are truly grateful to all of the wonderful people who help to sustain our school. Thank you!

As we enter the holiday shopping (and spending) season, here’s a friendly reminder about the many ways that you can support St. Paul’s Academy – and many won’t cost you any more than you’re already going to spend! Here’s a short list of the ways that you can Gift and Give Back to SPA:

Remember to Smile!
Start your Cyber Monday at  www.smile.amazon.com and check your account to make sure that your donation rebate goes to SPA. To get started, visit www.smile.amazon.com and search for St. Paul’s Episcopal School.  Once you have selected our school, a portion of every purchase (.05%)  through Amazon Smile will be donated to the Annual Fund.

Shop with Scrip
What is Scrip?  The school buys gift cards at a discount and sells them to you at face value.  You get to spend the full face value of the card, and PALS get to keep the difference between the discounted cost and the purchase price, usually 3-16% of the card’s face value. We keep many cards in-stock for your convenience, and there are THOUSANDS of cards to order through our online scrip partner. CLICK HERE to start.
Proceeds from ALL Scrip purchases in November and December will go into our PALS fund to build a new fence and upgrade our landscaping around the parking lot/playground of the Lower School. Thanks for your support!
Scrip To-Go may be purchased at the Lower School on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. Special orders are due by Monday, December 4 for guaranteed delivery before winter break. Get Fred Meyer or Haggen for your holiday meal shopping, Macys, Home Depot, even hotel, airline and other travel cards. Starbucks and Woods Coffee make great teacher gifts, and there are so many more to choose from for even the choosiest person on your gift list.
Go to www.shopwithscrip.com and enter code 9562ElE646983 to get started. Contact our Scrip Coordinator Rebecca Reddin with your questions at bdreddin@sp-academy.org

Fred Meyer Community Rewards
This is an easy way to support our school year-round. Link your current Fred Meyer Rewards account to our school account with Fred Meyer Community Rewards.  Every time you scan your card in the store or at the gas pump, a portion of your sale will go directly back to PALS.  Last year we raised nearly $1,000 from 39 households who are currently signed up for the program and just shopped as they usually do. Imagine what we could raise if all 250+ families from Preschool through 8th grade enroll in the program!  AND you still get to enjoy all of your regular fuel point rewards and shopping rebates.  It really is a win-win for all of us! Click HERE to get started, and search by St. Paul’s Academy  or our organization number,  #82717.

Giving Tuesday
We’ll be kicking off our end-of-year donation drive next Tuesday, November 28th, in conjunction with the #GivingTuesday movement.  Look for volunteers in the lobbies at school to accept your donations and help us spread the word to encourage others to give back with an #UNselfie photo showing why you love St. Paul’s Academy. Are you planning to make donations to other organizations too?  We’ll capture your #UNselfie for those too and show how our St. Paul’s family cares for our community too!  
Ready to give?  You can DONATE any time via PayPal on our website or bring in cash or a check to school made payable to SPA.

Not quite ready to donate yet? Pledge now and pay later, or arrange to have your payments spread over several months.  All pledges made by the end of 2017 will count toward our goal.  Contact me for more details, hcarter@sp-academy.org.

Thanks for your support, and happy holidays!

Sincerely,

Heather Carter
Development Director
hcarter@sp-academy.org