Family Fundraising

 
WHY DO WE HAVE SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS?  
 
Mount Royal Academy is a privately funded institution, and because of that, fundraising is needed for our school to exist. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating our children. Fundraising strengthens our school community, provides our children with many opportunities and helps keep tuition affordable. 
 
WHAT IS THE FAMILY FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT? 
 
Each family at Mount Royal Academy is required to raise a minimum fundraiser profit per school year for the school. That minimum is based on the number of children currently enrolled at the school. 
 
For those families who do not wish to participate in various fundraising efforts, an “in-lieu of” payment can be made at any time during the school year. Families will still receive fundraising material and can simply return the materials to the school office. Throughout the school year, updates will be sent out to each family so you know where you stand with your commitment. If a family has not raised or contributed the minimum requirement by the end of the school year, they will be billed for the remainder of the funds. Families that raise more than their commitment will receive 20% of the surplus total towards next year’s tuition.  

All donations to MRA are tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional for additional information.

WHY ASK FOR PARTICIPATION FROM FAMILIES?

The economic climate of the early 21st century has not been friendly to non-profit organizations. More and more private educational institutions - especially Catholic schools - are closing their doors because of the difficult challenge of achieving financial stability. We are blessed that Mount Royal Academy continues to thrive and grow! An integral part of educating children is securing the financial support needed in order to adequately teach the whole person. Because Mount Royal is a lay founded and governed school, all members of the community - board members, faculty, staff, parents, and students - must invest themselves in the successful continuation of the school's mission. 

For a complete breakdown of fundraising goals, as well as a sample of chart of how easy it is to raise those funds using the annual fundraisers, please click on the link below. 

Family Service for Fundraising

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET STARTED?

Get a start on your commitment early in the year if you can. 
Choose fundraising activities that are most appealing to you.
Ask your friends and family to help in big or small ways.
Use SCRIP cards whenever possible – gas, groceries, clothing, gifts…
 
We have put together a handbook that details the various fundraising opportunities at Mount Royal.
 
 
If you have questions about fundraising activities, please contact Jennifer Correa, Director of Development.
 

ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS

This is a core set of fundraising events that Mount Royal Academy has every year. They have a proven track record and families have provided positive feedback about the ease and success of these programs. The funds generated from these activities count towards a family’s required fundraising commitment. 
  • LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA  
  • WALK-A-THON
  • CHRISTMAS RAFFLE CARDS
  • SUMMER SIGNATURE EVENT & SILENT AUCTION
  • ANNUAL FUND
  • BANNER PROGRAM

ON-GOING FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES

These fundraising opportunities are unique in that they do not require you to spend anything other than what you are already spending on everyday items for your family. 

  • SCRIP GIFT CARD PROGRAM
  • BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION
  • CAMPBELL’S LABELS FOR EDUCATION
  • TARGET TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION
  • MY COKE REWARDS
  • AMAZON SMILE

SCRIPS GIFT CARD PROGRAM

The SCRIP gift card program is a powerful fundraising tool because families generate revenue for their school through their everyday purchases. Whether you like traveling, eating out, home repair projects, or just shopping, we have SCRIP gift cards to meet your needs. 

 
MRA buys SCRIP gift cards at a discount, and re-sells the certificates at full face value to you. The discount from 1.5% to 20% is our fundraising profit, which counts toward your annual fundraising goal. Every gift card purchased through MRA earns $$$ for our school. It is that simple! The SCRIP program is one of our easiest fundraisers! 
 
When you purchase a SCRIP card, you're purchasing gift certificates and cards that are used just like cash. You can use SCRIP gift cards to purchase everyday expenses like groceries, clothing, restaurant dining, hotels, toys, prescriptions, gifts, gasoline, and other essentials. And with every purchase, you earn revenue for our school! 
 
SCRIP gift cards can be purchased in person MONDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY at the school. Family online orders will need to be placed by TUESDAY at NOON for FRIDAY delivery.
 
Consider using our online ordering system at ShopWithScrip, you can choose from hundreds of cards. This secure website is easy to use. You can select your favorite cards from a wide variety of vendors, even those special orders and denominations we do not normally keep in stock. Simply log on to www.shopwithscrip.com and click on "Create Account" to set up your family account. USE MRA ENROLLMENT CODE: 3DF418F826266 
 
For additional information on how to get started and use the SCRIP program, view the SCRIP USER GUIDE
 

MY COKE REWARDS
 
For over 80 years, Coca-Cola has been supporting schools and providing resources that help create exciting opportunities for students. Points are accumulated in the My Coke Rewards for Schools program. These points are then redeemed for items such as athletic equipment, classroom supplies, learning aids and more. There are two ways to help our school obtain points: 1) Send in beverage caps or tear-off portions from12, 24 or 32 packs to the school,
OR 2) Become a member of the program, enter your codes then donate your points to the school. If you wish to merely send in your caps then place them in a bag and give to your child(ren) to bring to the school office. 
 
If you wish to donate points electronically to the school then you must register to become a member of the program. This will allow you to enter the codes yourself. When you are ready to send in your accumulated points, select MRA from the list of eligible K-12 schools. You decide on how many points to donate to help our school receive rewards. While this program does not earn you credit for family fundraising, it’s a great way to earn products for our school. 
 
For more information on the program, go online to http://www.mycokerewards.com/schools

AMAZON SMILE

If you shop on Amazon, click on the link below before shopping, and Amazon will make a donation to Mount Royal Academy. While this program does not earn you credit for family fundraising, it’s a great way to earn extra money for our school. In addition, you can pay for your purchase with Scrip Cards, earning even more money for MRA. Click on the following to begin earning:

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/02-0472455