At Pilgrim, we strive to put some FUN into Fundraising. We have plenty of easy ways for you to help our school in little "everyday" ways. First and foremost is our shopping certificates program, a way that everyone can contribute while doing their daily shopping. Here are some other ways you can help:
Purchasing shopping certificates is the easiest way to be involved in "Funraising" at Pilgrim. Twice a week we offer shopping certificates for sale in the school office and they are also for sale after church services on Sundays. These certificates may be used instead of cash at scores of local and national retailers like Jewel and Dominick's, Shell and Mobil, and many more retailers and restaurant chains. So before you go shopping, check with us. This important fundraising source added $10,000 to Pilgrim's general operating fund in 2006!
For a current list of certificates available,Download the order form.
Target Red Card
With a Target Visa or MasterCard, you automatically donate 2% to Pilgrim every time you shop at Target. Click on the following link to enroll: http://redcard.target.com/tcoe/search_school.jsp
Teacher's Wish List
Looking for a way to contribute directly to your child's classroom experience? Check out the Teacher's Wish List For an updated list of what your child's teacher would love to have. Click on "Pink Pages" at the top menu, and Teacher's Wish List on the left-hand menu.
Market Day Fundraiser
Once a month, delicious prepared foods from Market Day are delivered to the school. For pennies more than grocery store frozen foods, you can stock your freezer with a host of individually packaged meats, vegetables, desserts and more. And Pilgrim earns 10-15% of the profit on every dollar you spend! You can order online by clicking here: http://www.marketday.com/
To check order and delivery dates, refer to the School Calendar.
Thrivent Financial Fund for Lutherans is a new way to automatically increase your contributions. If you own a specific Thrivent product, Thrivent will add 50% to any contribution you make to Pilgrim School. That means if you donate $50, Thrivent will add $25 to that amount. Thrivent offers insurance, mutual funds and investment advice. For more information, contact Pilgrim's Thrivent agent Ed Nelson at 773-545-5244 or visit their website at http://www.thrivent.com/.
This is the social event of the year. The Pilgrim community of school parents, church members, and friends come together for an evening of dinner, dancing and shopping! It's a wonderful chance to socialize and have fun while bidding on such must-have items as Cubs and Sox tickets, dining certificates, even weekend getaways. The auction is held in the spring of each year. For date, time, and venue information please contact the school office.
Each fall we have a Magazine Drive for both new and renewed subscriptions. Magazines may be ordered all year at www.QSP.com. All orders return 40% in profit to Pilgrim.
Go to www.QSP.com and follow the online directions to order magazines for your family to read at home. Our school account number is:
Be sure to tell your family & friends!
Add a festive touch to your home with fresh greens at Christmas time. Or order your fall bulbs through Pilgrim. Each year, our goal is to raise $100 per teacher to be used for whatever equipment or supplies he or she needs.
Box Tops and Labels for Education
Here's a case of "coupon clipping" that really adds up. Save the "Box Tops for Education" coupons found on select General Mills products, or the Labels for Education on Campbell's soup cans, and put them in the drop box at school. Pilgrim turns them in three times a year and donates the proceeds to the teachers' wish list.
When you attend Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 50% of your donations go toward the school. And when you join Thrivent, the school gets even more!
Of course, if you prefer the direct approach, we do accept donations of any size. But please click on the Thrivent Financial link before making any contributions.