We have started a fundraising program called “Gifting Back, The St. Thomas Gift Card Program” The purpose of this program is to raise funds for the “Music Program” for all services of St. Thomas. This program will not cause any financial burden, which will be apparent after you learn how it works.
We are partnering with a company called “Great Lakes Scrip Center, LLC” to manage the process. Basically, you will buy gift cards from retail companies to use or to gift to other people and St. Thomas will receive a percentage of the sale, anywhere from two (2) to seventeen (17) percent. Included on the list of participating companies are restaurants, department stores, specialty stores, gas stations, hotels, airlines, movie theatres, and etc. Some of the local favorites are:
|Best Buy||Bob Evans||BP Gas||Chipotle||GFS|
|Giant Eagle||J.C. Penney||Kmart||Kohl's||Macy's|
|Marathon Gas||Old Navy||Olive Garden||Panera Bread||Red Lobster|
|Regal Cinema||Speedway||Starbucks||Target||TGI Fridays|
The goal is that parishioners will purchase gift cards to use in their everyday spending as well as for gifting for Christmas, birthdays, and other reasons. In order to maximize the fundraising portion to St. Thomas, you could choose the gift cards that offer the largest percentage to St. Thomas.
There are two ways to purchase these cards. The first way is through the internet at the following web address:
You will then be asked to set-up an account with Great Lakes Scrip in which you will need to use the following enrollment code:
This will make sure that St. Thomas will benefit from your purchases. If you do purchase your gift cards online, you have two methods to pay. The first payment method will be through “Presto Pay” which will be a direct debit from your bank account at the time of purchase. The second payment method will be a direct payment by check made payable to “St. Thomas Growth Fund” or by cash. All payments need to be turned in at any of the weekend worship services or by 10:00 AM the following Monday in order for the cards to be ordered that week.
The second method of purchasing gift cards is to complete the order form and include a check made out to the “St. Thomas Growth Fund” or cash for the amount due. All orders will be collected by the collection plate for each service. You will have until 10:00 AM on Monday to drop off your order form and check to the Parish Administrator in the office.
The gift cards should arrive by Friday at the latest, and will be distributed prior to the service you attend. You could also pickup the cards from the office (440-234-5241) on Friday. Call to make sure the cards are available.
We will also have a small inventory of gift cards for immediate purchase which will include the major retailers and gas stations. Please call the office to check on availability. We will try to gauge which gift cards are of greatest demand when replenishing our inventory.
Please be informed that once you are in possession of the gift cards, you are responsible for their safekeeping. They cannot be refunded or replaced if lost.
Thank you for your support of this fundraising project.