Imagine donating to St. Mary's School every time you go shopping without increasing your costs. Project H.O.P.E. (Help Our Parish Economically) allows you to do just that! The school earns extra money every time a gift card is sold. We buy gift cards at a discount and sell them at face value. We make anywhere from 1.5% to 20% from different vendors. So, how does this help you? At the end of every accounting year (at St. Mary's, that's the end of June), all Project H.O.P.E. sales are tallied up. School families that sell less than $1,000 worth of scrip a year receive no rebate. School families that purchase over $1,000 of gift cards receive 75% of the total rebate earned from the vendor towards next year's tuition. Buying Project H.O.P.E. gift cards can make a real difference in tuition – last year St. Mary’s families received over $10,000 in tuition rebates!
What does Project H.O.P.E. offer?
We have gift cards for grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants, and gas stations. We can also order cards for just about anywhere. Click on the St. Mary's Project H.O.P.E. Order Form link below to see what vendors we offer. We also take special orders so go to www.glscrip.com to search for additional vendors. You can purchase gift cards after every Mass (except 12:30 Sunday) as well as from the church Rectory office. Best of all, it costs you nothing extra! For more details on supporting Project H.O.P.E., and how to volunteer to help, please call the Rectory at 402-291-1694. We also have a Project H.O.P.E. scrip order form linked below for your convenience and a description of where your rebates went to help St. Mary's.
Want to Order On-Line?
To enroll, log in to your ShopWithScrip account and follow these steps:
- Click on the Payment Types link under Family Functions on your Dashboard
- Manually entering your banking information will take 1-2 business days to process
- You’ll be ready to pay for your order with Online Payments (PrestoPay)
Please note that a small $0.15 convenience fee will apply to each order. Currently, you can’t link a credit card to your Online Payments (PrestoPay) account, as the credit card fees would take away from your rebate earnings.
Along with Project H.O.P.E. there are several other ways you can support St. Mary's School. One of the easiest, and with no cost to you, is collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education from products you would already buy. You can also collect Coke rewards from Coke products. Cut out the labels or keep the lids and have your kids bring them to school. You can also drop them off in the donation containers at the front and back of the church.