How You Can HelpDiscover the many ways that you can contribute to our school. Your help is invaluable.
Box Tops, Labels, and Moo Caps
Before recycling those cardboard boxes, soup cans and milk bottles, take a good look at them—those containers mean money!
Resurrection Catholic School receives money when it sends in box tops, labels, and Turkey Hill bottle caps. All the money goes to student instruction and supplies. The school has purchased gym equipment including balls, cones, and scooters.
Resurrection Catholic School participates in three programs: Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, and Moo Money. For all of them, it’s simply a matter of turning in the right piece of the package.
Items can be delivered to the school or dropped off at churches.
For Box Tops
Cut the small square surrounded by a dashed line that’s marked “official coupon.” Box Tops products include General Mills, ZipLoc, Betty Crocker, Old El Paso, Totinos, Green Giant, Scott, Hefty, and many more. Just look for the pink and yellow coupon. Learn more.
Labels for Education
Cut the portion that includes the bar code and the points. Look for the “Labels for Education” points (near the bar code) on these products: Bic, Campbells, Dannon Danimals, Emerald, Pace, Pepperidge Farm, Pop Secret, Post, Prego, SpaghettiOs, Swanson, and V8. Learn more.
Business owners can redirect their tax dollars into educational scholarships for Resurrection Catholic School students in a simple process available to Pennsylvania schools. Participating businesses receive credit against their PA taxes, dollar-for-dollar; they also receive a federal tax deduction against net income for a charitable donation.
Two programs—the Educational Improvement Tax Credit or EITC, and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit or OSTC—provide a win-win situation for qualifying businesses while helping students and their families afford to attend their school of choice.
EITC began in 2001 as an education tax credit for corporations. By 2013–14, the state allocation for EITC was over $100 million. Thousands of students have been given the chance to attend a school that otherwise would have been unavailable to them.
OSTC began in 2012 to provide tuition assistance to students who reside in low-achieving public school districts so they could attend a different school outside their district. The state allocated $50 million in OSTC funding in 2013–14.
Businesses that choose to give to Resurrection Catholic School in this way add value to our students’ education here. It’s simple to do—just verify with your accountant that you qualify and then submit an online application to the Department of Community and Economic Development in Harrisburg.
Applications should be completed by March! To benefit your business and Resurrection Catholic School, check out the information at the links provided.
For EITC information, eligibility, and how to apply go to: http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-finder/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc.
School Rewards Program
Participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards and the Target Take Charge of Education programs helps the school earn money for needed supplies.
- Simply go to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus to register your card. Every time you use your bonus card between now and March 21, Resurrection Catholic School benefits. If you need help, call the school office at (717) 392-3083 and provide your last name, the 11-digit card number, and your phone number in case we need to get back to you.
- For Target’s Take Charge of Education program, Target REDcard holders simply enroll at www.Target.com/TCOE or call (800) 316-6142. We’re happy to help with this, too. Thank you!
Leave a Legacy
You can create a lasting legacy, a permanent tribute to the values and causes you’ve supported throughout your life, through planned giving.
What is planned giving?
Planned giving directs your assets during and after your life exactly as you wish. Including Resurrection Catholic School in your estate plan assures our school remains here in the future to provide our children with a Christ-centered education rooted in the teachings of Sacred Scripture. Most special of all, your lasting gift will make a difference in the lives of our children who are the future of the Catholic Church and society.
How do I start?
Talk to your attorney or tax adviser to develop a plan that benefits you and minimizes your tax liabilities. Then make a list of beneficiaries—family members, other individuals, and charitable organizations like Resurrection Catholic School. Periodically review and update your plan to protect yourself and your loved ones.
What are some options?
A gift of any size is greatly appreciated by Resurrection Catholic School. Ask your tax adviser about some of these options.
- Bequests—A gift you leave after your family and friends have been provided for.
- Insurance Policies—Name our school as the owner of the policy.
- Retirement Plan Gifts—Name our school as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, profit sharing, company savings or pensions.
- Lifetime Gifts—A gift of cash, stocks, bonds, transferable stock options, real estate or other assets.
Contact Principal Brenda Weaver at (717) 392-3083 with questions you many have about leaving a gift that lasts.
Other Ways to Help
Non-cash gifts of property and services have a great impact on students and families.
Contributions of in-kind gifts impact the quality of our students’ spiritual, academic, athletic, and artistic lives.
Please review our Wish List and consider providing for a specific need. The fair market value of such items is tax deductible. An IRS appraisal is required for gifts in-kind valued at over $5,000.
- Armless library chairs
- DVD players
- Gift Cards (Staples, OfficeMax/Office Depot, Education Station …)
- Large storage cubicle for back-stage area
Be a sponsor, donor or volunteer for one of our fundraisers. Click here to pick one from our list of Fundraisers!