Ways to Help our School
Please read through the various programs that help our school each year as some of them have changed.â€‹
1. Box Tops Program Goes Digital
We want to thank you for participating in the box tops program in the past! The Box Tops program is now completely digital. The old box top logo is no longer being printed on the package of items. So there will be nothing to snip off the package and send in to school. You will see a new logo on packages reminding you of the brands which will still earn cash back. To participate, first go to the app store on your phone and download the box tops for education app. Next, buy products that contain the new box tops logo. Finally, use the app and scan the receipt. The proceeds are sent directly to our St. Matthew’s Lutheran School account. When you sign up, you will receive a quick tour of how the new process takes place. It is easier to use than you might imagine so please don’t discount the program because of the change - give it a try. It is a great way to help our school! And if you need help or have questions, please contact our coordinator, Jill Proeber.
2. Amazon Smile
We can get a percentage back for purchases made on amazon with Amazon Smile. -Go to smile.amazon.com or open the app on your phone. -In the main menu - go to programs and features and tap on Amazon Smile. -Type in St. Matthew’s Evangelical Church into the “who do you want to support” box. -Start shopping!
WHAT IS SCRIP? SCRIP is the general name given to gift cards issued by local and national businesses. SCRIP can be thought of as substitute money. HOW DOES SCRIP WORK? St. Matthew’s purchases gift cards (SCRIP) from various companies at face value. Then, these companies give St. Matthew’s a rebate. This rebate will be used to support non-budgeted Church and School items. It’s a great way to get money for the church and school buying items you were planning on getting anyway from a store you already shop at!
HOW DO I ORDER SCRIP
St. Matthews has the opportunity to participate in a broader Scrip Program. SCRIP is the general name given to gift certificates and gift cards issued by local and national businesses. SCRIP can be thought of as substitute money and many be used in place of cash, checks, or credit cards at various businesses. At the time the SCRIP order is placed, St. Matthews receives a rebate ranging from 2% - 20% depending on the business. This rebate will be used to support special projects, which are not in the budget. SCRIP certificates can be purchased in various amounts. It’s a great way to allow your money to benefit St. Matthews by purchasing items you were already planning to buy from a store you already shop at! Starting Sunday October 9 th through November 2 nd, these certificates/gift cards will be available to order. Payment must accompany your order and can be cash or check. Please make checks payable to St. Matthews. The 16 ordered and prepaid gift certificates/cards should be available for pick up by Sunday, November 13 th. (Just in time for Christmas shopping and gift giving.) The complete order form list of over 100 participating businesses is attached to this letter. Completed orders (payable to St. Matthews) can be handed in to Cathy Sonntag between church services Sundays or to Lori Sage when she is in the office. You may also place orders in the mail slot in the office. Please contact Cathy Sonntag 754-3994 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this optional program. If you are interested in participating in the Extended Scrip program, order forms can be found in the back of the church on a table or in the school lobby. Watch for details about this program in October. Thank you for helping us out by participating in any of these programs.