Other Support Opportunities
In addition to volunteering your time and providing direct financial support, there are many other easy ways in which you can support OLW. These programs let you shop and still support OLW School because rebates from your purchases are directed back to the school.
OLW’s Gift Card Program (ShopWithScrip) – This the biggest rebate program that benefits OLW School. SWS is a program whereby partnered vendors (300+) agree to sell gift cards to OLW at a discount. Families buy gift cards at full face value and OLW keeps the difference as profit, which is shared with the purchasing families in a 50/50 split. There is no minimum spending amount required in order to receive a rebate, and there is no limit in the amount of rebate received. Families place their orders online at https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ with payment directly debited from their bank account, via check sent in to the school office or via credit card for a small processing fee. For details on the program or instructions on how to sign up please contact our SWS Coordinator Ashley Romanacce at firstname.lastname@example.org and Cynthia DeStefano at email@example.com.
Other ways that you can shop as you normally do and still support OLW School include:
AmazonSmile – Amazon.com donates 0.5% of all eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice, including OLW. Just sign up at https://smile.amazon.com/ and search for “Our Lady of the Wayside.”
General Mills Big G Box Tops for Education Program – There is now an easier way to ‘clip’ box tops – use the app and then just scan your qualifying receipt. If you still have actual box tops, you can send them to the office as long as they have not expired. OLW receives payments at a rate of 10 cents each.
Market Days – Do you remember good old market days? Well, they’re back and better than ever. They now deliver right to your front door! The stock with continue to increase so keep checking back on the Market Days website. You’ll find a selection of the original, high-quality delicious foods that Market Day was built on, including one of everyone’s all-time favorites- ChicNSteakesTM!
One Awesome Change…. all orders will now be delivered directly to home or office. Just place your order on-line and they will be shipped directly to you. Your orders will arrive via Federal Express or UPS using an eco-friendly cooler (NO Styrofoam) with dry ice. Orders will ship within 1 to 2 days of being placed and will be packed to remain frozen for up to 8 hours after they arrive at your front door.
OLW earns 10% on each order. Tell your family, friends and neighbors. You’ll need to find Our Lady of the Wayside and create an account.
Supper Clubs – Additionally, throughout the year, OLW participates in Supper Club fundraisers, where a local restaurant donates to OLW a portion of the sales on a certain day during a certain time period. Check the website homepage, the parish Bulletin and the school Facebook page periodically to see if one your favorite restaurants are supporting our school.
Here are some Supper Club opportunties:
Until November 30: Honey Baked Ham. Use the link below to order physical (delivered to your home) or electronic gift cards that can be used towards purchases. Stock up now and use for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, First Holy Communion, etc… OLW will earn 20% of all proceeds for purchases made through this special link. Share with all your friends and family nationwide!
Until November 30: Shakou Cares. Simply click on the link below and vote for OLW to earn a Supper Club at the very popular Skahou in Arlington Heights! If we have the most votes, we will be able to earn 10% of total proceeds one Tuesday night during the year! What a great way to support one of our favorite local restaurants while promoting our school! Only ONE vote per person will be counted, so please share with your friends, family and networks! Voting will run through the end of November. Winners will be announced on each location Facebook Page in December.
November 25 from 4pm-9pm: Five Guys. 1323 Golf Road in Rolling Meadows. Mention “OLW” for 20% of purchase to go to OLW School.