Fundraisers

 Fund Raisers
Special Fundraisers for St. Joseph’s Church
Would you be willing to help our church raise money, but feel constraints from your own budget?  If so, here is a great way to contribute to the operations of the Church WITHOUT spending money.
Hannaford Gift Cards:
We have a fundraising program using Hannaford Gift Cards.  Our goal is to raise $6,000/year.  How do we do this?  To participate, all you need to do is give us a check (or cash) on a monthly basis and you will receive a Hannaford gift card for that amount.  After your initial purchase of the card, reloads are done directly to that card as long as you have it.  Hannaford will give our church an additional 5% in gift cards which we sell as our “profit”.  If 100 families purchase $100/month, we will reach that $6,000 goal!  The more who participate & purchase, the more we will receive!
Here is how it works:
-By the specified date (we currently place orders twice per month), we need to receive your payment
(checks should be made payable to St. Joseph’s Church) by 10:00 am at the Parish Office.  Payments may be mailed to or dropped off at the Parish Office (45 MacArthur Drive) or dropped in the weekly offertory basket in an envelope marked “Hannaford”.  If you are ordering in an amount other than $100, your orders must be in $50 increments (please note the total amount on the card can never exceed $500). Click here to view the calendar of dates when orders are due
-If this is your first order, you will be called when the gift card is received and you may pick up the card at the Parish Office between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm (unless other arrangements are made in
advance).  After you have received your first card, all of your future orders will be reloaded onto that card and the money should be available on that card by 4 pm on the day the order is placed.  If you can provide us with an email address, you will be notified as soon as the funds are reloaded and ready to use.
-As an added incentive, for every $50 purchased, your name will go into a drawing. Every quarter we will
draw a name and they will receive a bonus $25 gift card! If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Deb Griffith at 393-3168 or dgriffith@albany.twcbc.com.
5 Miles of Pennies!
~~5 Miles of Pennies by St. Joseph’s Day~~

It is said:
See a penny
and pick it up,
all the day,
you’ll have Good Luck!
BUT
Bring it here
to St. Joe’s,
and we’ll see how fast
the money grows!

WANTED:  Any & all pennies from your pockets, your furniture,
the washing machine, car seats, the sidewalk and any other place you see them!

Together, let’s see how many pennies we can collect by
St. Joseph’s Day (March 19th).  Our goal is 5 Miles!

Some interesting facts ~

Side by side, there are
16 pennies to a foot (16¢)
84,480 pennies to a mile ($844.80)
422,400 pennies in 5 miles ($4,224)

REMEMBER:  A penny saved is a penny earned!

Look for the penny collection jugs that are located in Holy Family Hall,
the back entrance and at the Parish Center!