Fundraising Programs

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St. Mary Ongoing Fundraising Opportunities

The following items are fundraising opportunities which benefit St. Mary School and the Home & School. Monies are all used to support the school, and provide improved educational offerings to our students.

Cristy’s Pizza Cards – Individual offers cards containing SIX, Buy One Get One FREE Sticker coupons for $25 each.  St. Mary School earns $7.00 from each card sold.

Contact: Eileen Gundelfinger , August – May = varies

Dine to Donate – Bob Evans Community Night / Max & Erma’s / Applebee’s / Raising Cane’s, etc.  These restaurants love to support the community by offering a dine-to-donate.  This individual contacts the restaurant for a date(s), then promotes the event with an event flyer to distribute and redeem on the designated day.  Traditionally, our school receives 15% of all food purchases made during that day.

Contact: Eileen Gundelfinger, August – May = varies GOODSEARCH.COM / GOODSHOP.COM

Visit and designate St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, Lancaster.  All searches and purchases made through these sites allow our school to earn money just for doing what we all do every day.  Log on to learn more!

Holiday Happening – – Please see the attached PDF for full descriptions

Each grade level is assigned an area to work... but if you have time to help in another area as well, please do so.  ALL PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE.

Searching for individuals to fill the following positions:


  • Holiday Happening Chair or Co-chair
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • $1000 Cash Raffle Chair
  • Children’s Games
  • Personalized Classroom Creation for your child’s class / grade
  • Decorating Committee
  • Advertising


  • Volunteer Coordinator

Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger at 740-277-7063 for more details.

Kroger Community Rewards

Register your Kroger Plus card to earn SCRIP tuition credit. Register at and click OHIO, then click ENROLL. Our school code is 83479

Meijer Community Rewards Program is a donation given by Meijer to schools based on the amount of purchases you make.  Enroll by completing an application by mail or online at and you will receive a Guest Card.  (Please designate our School Code #354246).  Each time you shop, present the card at check out and your total amount spent will be registered for our school.  It’s that simple.   Give extra cards that you receive to family & friends and their purchases will also count!  Checks are sent from Meijer to our school monthly.

SCRIP – This fantastic program includes tuition credit for following school year! It is “free money fundraising!”  Just purchase SCRIP gift cards/ certificates for your normal purchases (gas, groceries, dining out, shopping, etc.) and we receive the benefit!  You pay dollar for dollar…no cost for you to participate . . . just a few minutes of your time to order.  (Example:  $100 of Speedway Gas will cost you $100).

Contact:  Randi Anderson

Schwan’s Cares Program – Schedules dates of campaigns – This is a food Co-op program:  you pay online and order from the finest products and Schwan’s delivers frozen products to your door in freezer packed bags.  Our school can earn 10 – 20% in profit from sales.

Contact: Eileen Gundelfinger, August – July = online participation

Target Stores – when shopping at Target stores, 1% of your purchases made on your Target Guest Card will be automatically donated back to our school.  THIS IS FREE MONEY!  Just designate St. Mary School (#14048) on your application or call 1-800-316-6142 to have our school name added to your account.  Anyone can participate and designate St. Mary School to receive the donation.  Our school’s involvement also allows for access into other Target programs, such as their Mentoring Program, Teacher Scholarships for continuing education and college scholarships for our children.