The main way that we keep tuition at its current level is through school fundraising. There are many ways to get involved with Fundraising at Holy Trinity. A list of some these activities appears below. Remember – these things are only successful when everyone is involved!
Here are just a few of the ways you can help raise money for the school.
Note on Diocesan Fundraising Policy
The Diocesan policy for funding elementary Catholic schools calls for each school to have fundraising activities to generate at least 12% of their total operating budget. School parents are expected to participate in these fundraising activities to the best of their ability through monetary donations, and purchases. Each family is responsible for meeting a set amount called the “Fundraising Assessment.”
Year-Round Opportunities to benefit HTS
You can help the school earn money simply by participating in the programs below. Remember to get your friends involved too. This is a simple way of raising money by cutting Boxtops off packages, and registering your cards. We also were able to purchase and many other items through these programs. This year let’s all participate! We have added several new ways to earn money. Check them out!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization, Holy Trinity School.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com and start your shopping at. Here you will see Tens of millions of products which are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages
You can use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select Holy Trinity School to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Boxtops for Education
Clip those little Boxtops off the endless list of grocery items and send them to school. The school gets cash from the Boxtops.
For more information go to www.boxtops4education.com.
My Coke Rewards
Our school has joined the My Coke Rewards for Schools program! That means by drinking the CocaCola products your family already enjoys, you can get My Coke Rewards points and donate them to our school. My Coke Rewards points will go towards rewards like physical education equipment, art supplies, and educational resources that help our students learn, play and have fun. Collect caps from bottles and codes from under package flaps.
SCRIP Gift Card Program
HTS sells gifts cards in which we receive revenue. There are many stores, gas stations, and restaurants to choose from: Walmart, Macys, American Eagle, Starbucks, Lowes, Giant Eagle, Get Go, BP, Sheetz, McDonalds, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and many more. Consider purchasing cards for your groceries, gifts, or an evening out. This fundraiser helps the school and costs you nothing extra. Gift cards are sold in the school Monday – Friday between 9:00 and 10:00 am, or send an order with your child or you can order on line at www.shopwithscrip.com and place your order. It is simple because we all buy gas, food and enjoying going to dinner. Give it a try this year and earn dress down passes for your children.
HTS has implemented a new program called Shoparoo. This is an easy way to raise money for the school by simply scanning register receipts. Just download the Shoparoo app and following these steps.
- Download the Shooparoo app on your phone.
- Shop: Buy any item from any store where you like to shop.
- Snap: Take a picture of your shopping receipt
- Earn: Shoparoo donates to your school! We receive $1.00 for every $500.00 in receipt scans. The following store types earn Roo Points based on the receipt total: Grocery Stores, Supermarket,
Supercenter, & Club Stores, Gas Station & Convenience Stores, Drug Stores Bargain & Dollar Stores, Liquor Stores, Mom & Pop Shops & Corner Stores, Pet Supply Stores, Toy Stores, and Beauty Supply Stores. Roo Points are rewarded based on the total Transaction amount as displayed on the receipts.<$10 = 10 Roo Points, $1050 = 20 Roo Points, $50$100 = 30 Roo Points, $100+ = 40 Roo Points. Start scanning now.
Shop 'n Save Receipts
Shop n Save has a program that provides free assemblies from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Science Center. Last year, we earned one wonderful assembly. You need to register your Perks Card online at the Shop'n'Save website (shopnsavefood.com). When you log in, go to the SEED Program link and select Holy Trinity School. Our school code is 161.
The Target Take Charge of Education Program is a simple way for families, teachers and members of the community to raise money for our school. When you sign up and designate Holy Trinity School, Target donates 1% of every purchase you make with your Redcard, (Target Visa of Target check card) to our school. Take Charge of Education money is issued twice a year. For additional information, please call 18003166142 or visit Target.com/tcoe. Our card number is 0430 1217 1939696
Annual Events to Benefit HTS
Annual Dinner & Auction
We hope you'll join us again this year for a wonderful evening of music, great food, games, and the best part - incredible auction prizes donated by gracious HTS Supporters.
Click here for more information.
Come to our Annual Festival and/or get your Raffle Tickets to win some great cash prizes!
Our Festival is held annually in early August and every year we look for volunteers to help in all areas - Food booths, Game booths, Casino, etc. We especially need help with parking the nights of the festival and food prep. Visit our Festival Page to learn more.
EITC - Donate to HTS instead of paying your state taxes
Through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, a qualified business can fund education rather than pay a percentage of its state taxes. To do this, the business makes a gift, through the EITC program, to an EITC-registered scholarship organization or an EITC-registered education improvement organization. The state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) gives the business a tax credit equal to a percentage of the business’s contribution.
To learn more about this great opportunity to help students through the gift of scholarships, please click here for more info.
Important Tax Credit Information
KQV will be carrying ads for the next two weeks that encourage businesses to sign up for the EITC and OSTC tax credit programs in support of our Catholic schools. It is important that these businesses apply as early on July 3 as possible since any available tax credits are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Based on input he received from meetings with principals, development officers and business owners, Deacon Jack has created a website to assist you and others in promoting and signing up for the tax credits. It can be found at www.diopitt.plannedgiving.org and then clicking on the "Ways to Support Catholic Education" link in the upper left hand section of the page. All related links for registration can be found in the "Helpful Links" box on the Tax Credit site.
QSP Annual Magazine Drive
Holy Trinity holds their annual magazine drive each September. The magazine drive is a great way to help Holy Trinity Catholic School by purchasing a magazine subscription for yourself or someone else - you can also "renew" your current subscriptions. Holy Trinity will receive 40% of each order and these funds will be used to support important goals and programs that benefit our children.
In addition to catalog sales during the drive you can shop year round at www.gaschoolstore.com. Go to www.gaschoolstore.com, Click on Shop Now! Select Holy Trinity's Account Number 425005471 and choose from over 600 magazines, books and music selections.
Our entire school participates in our annual Tigerthon to raise funds for computer lab upgrades and miscellaneous fundraising needs. Each participant raises funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax-deductible donation. Students participate in a day of physical and mental challenges to earn sponsorship dollars. Students and classes also have an opportunity to compete for a number of prizes and awards based on their participation.
We will continue this fundraiser each year and encourage you to participate.
Steelers Football Pool and Super Bowl Pool
During Football Season, HTS sponsors a football pool as well as a Superbowl Pool. There are 100 squares on the pool. Each square costs $80.00 - that's just $5.00 per week. The payout is $100 at half time and $200 based on the final score. The total payout for the pool is $4,800 and the profit is $3,200. Contact the school office to buy a square.
Sarris Candy Sales
During the Christmas and Easter Holidays, Sarris takes their most popular selections and put them in beautiful, full color sales brochures that the students bring home and are hard to resist!
The candy is not only packaged in the same lovely boxes and containers as found in the Sarris Canonsburg showroom, but is also the same price for the same weight! Sarris does not inflate their prices or cut ounces for fund raisers to earn profit dollars. You can savor the idea of having Sarris products delivered to you at no extra cost AND you're helping out Holy Trinity Catholic School as well.