Immaculate participates in several programs to earn FREE nmoney for our school. By collecting labels or proof-of-purchase from items that you buy, recycling items that would otherwsie be thrown away, or buying products through a designated program, we can fundraise for I.C. at no cost and little inconvenience. Thank you to all parishioners who already are participating in these programs. For the beginner, here is some information that will help you to start supporting our school. Ask your family and friends and neighbors to help too. When everyone gets involved, I.C. really will see Green!
Collection boxes for all of the following are in the Rectory and School Foyer:
General Mills: BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION -
Clip the small symbol on General Mills products to earn 10¢ for each box top. Other eligible brands include Pillsbury, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Old El Paso, Nature Valley, Ziplock bags, Pillsbury, Fruit Roll-Ups, Green Giant, Totino’s, Hamburger Helper and Pop Secret. We have collected $4,553 since 2002.
Campbell’s: LABELS FOR EDUCATION - We have received merchandise including a DVD player, digital camera, educational materials and a new coffeepot for faculty lounge by clipping and saving labels and UPC’s from Campbell’s Soup as well as Pepperidge Farm, Prego, Healthy Request, V-8, Swanson, Pace and Franco American products.
Tysons: PROJECT A+ - Save labels from Tyson products that are each worth .24¢. To participate in the program you must clip the entire end label from the package. http://www.tyson.com/projectaplus
Milk Caps:Kemp’s Dairy: Nickels For Schools & Foremost Farms: Kids, Caps and Cash - Each specially stickered cap from plastic ½ gallon and gallon milk containers and proof-of-purchase from other dairy productsis worth 5¢. Please rinse caps before sending them in.
www.kemps.com and www.foremostfarms.com
Immaculate Conception has also implemented these recycling programs to help “Save the Planet” and boost our bottom line.
Paper and Catalogs: Our newest recycling program is collecting newspaper, magazines and catalogs and has profited the school about $200 each time the 3 ABITIBI green and yellow Paper Retriever bins at the SW corner of school are emptied. We ask you to encourage your neighbors and family to drop their paper recyclables at I.C.www.paperretriever.com
Inkjet cartridges: Please send inkjet cartridges from printers and faxes to school or the rectory in sealed plastic baggies. No large laser toner cartridges from copiers or printers are accepted. Cartridges earn from .50¢ to $3.00 each, check if your brand is accepted www.recyclersusa.com
Cellular Phones: Send in your old cell phones in good working order so we can collect $3.00/phone. Be sure to delete your phone book entries before turning into the rectory or school. www.motorola.com/racetorecycle
Soda Pop-Tops: Remove the small pull tabs from soda and select aluminum cans and deposit in collection bins in school or rectory. These pop-tops are sent to RonaldMcDonald House which provides affordable housing for families of seriously ill children.
Manna: Buy certificates for grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, retail stores and more and receive tuition credit for I.C. School and I.C. receives an equal %.
Certificates can be ordered through school and select certificates are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday before and after school in the cafeteria and on Sundays between 9:30 and 12noon in church. Get in the habit of using MANNA certificates instead of checks, cash or credit cards for your shopping or gifts.
MarketDay: Order high quality foods from order sheets that are available through school or the rectory or order online at www.marketday.com. Orders can be picked up monthly at school on a designated afternoon/evening. School code for online orders is #3100. I.C has made $5,700 from this school year already!
Target: Take Charge of Education Red Cards - Target will donate 1% of your RedCard (Target VISA or Target Charge Card) purchases at any Target store and target.com and 1/2% of TargetVISA purchases made elsewhere. Apply for a card and designate I.C. as your school. Our School ID # is 5799. We already have 246 registered members and have earned over $11,000 for our school. www.target.com
General Mills: BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION- Shop online using www.boxtops4education.com site as a portal to shopping over 200 stores and I.C. receives up to 8% back from the total cost of your purchases. You must be a registered Booster Club Member and have cookies enabled. Stores include Target, Barnes and Noble, AbtElectronics, Old Navy, Best Buy, Kohl's....
Shop & Share: Shop at Jewel-Osco on designated days with the printed identification slip and Immaculate Conception receives 5% of the total spent. Slips available through family envelopes and church bulletin and rectory.
Meijer: Meijer Community Rewards - Meijer donates 1%-4% (based on your spending) of your purchases by using your registered Meijer Guest Card. Designate I.C. by using our code #534104 www.meijer.com
WOW! Who knew there are so many ways to support Immaculate Conception School without spending any extra money. Be aware and participate.