C. A. R. E.—Cards Are Revenue for Education
The C.A.R.E. program (Cards Are Rewards for Education) is a parishioner operated St. Columbkille Parish and School fundraiser. Gift cards are purchased by C.A.R.E. at a discount (between 2-20%) and resold at face value. C.A.R.E. retains the discount as profit and returns 100% of money earned to St. Columbkille by funding various school and parish needs.
For parish school families every dollar spent under $1,000 you earn a CARES Rewards discount of 1% on school tuition or religious education fees. If you spend more than $1,000 you will earn 2%.
Gift cards are available for over 500 local and national vendors including restaurants, grocery, home/auto, clothing, specialty stores and entertainment including bowling, movie theaters, and music downloads.
C.A.R.E can be purchased 24 hours a day online; after each weekend Mass in the church foyer; or sent to the school with students during the school year.
Current list of all vendors as well as the purchase card values and the return percentages.
The cards come in varying values depending on the individual vendor. However, if you have a big purchase and you would like a card for a specific amount, contact a CARE Volunteer.
1. Log onto www.shopwithscrip.com and create an account crediting St. Columbkille using enrollment code: EL5B65AC9172
2. Enter your bank information and the C.A.R.E. Committee will approve your account or if you still want to write a check follow the instructions provided .
3. Place your order.
4. Orders will arrive in the Parish office within seven days.
5. Orders will go home with school families or be available for weekend mass pick-up.
Thank you for all your C.A.R.E. purchases. We were able to donate money for a stained glass window for the parish.
Email a CARE Volunteer with questions or if you would like to help volunteer.