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Other Giving Opportunities at SMS!

To ensure success at SMS, we need our families and faith community to donate their time, talent, and treasure to our school.

Following is a quick overview of some of the other giving opportunities available at St. Mary's School. Links are provided for more in-depth information for some subjects.

Ongoing

ARVIG SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

If you’re an Arvig Internet customer, sign up for the School Partnership Program and Arvig will donate $1 each month to SMS at no additional cost to you.  Since 2010, Arvig has donated more than $360,000 to local schools through our School Partners.

Ongoing

BOXTOPS & COBORNS MORE REWARDS

SMS participates in several collect-and-earn-money-for-education programs. 

  • Big G Boxtops for Education-Scan your receipts into the Box Tops App to collect money for our school!
  • Coborn's Labels for Learning-Sign up for More Rewards at Coborns and designate St. Mary's School as your charity!

Ongoing

COCA-COLA GIVE

We’re excited to share that our school is part of the Coca-Cola Give program. This opens up SMS to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students.  The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you make Coca-Cola purchases, you simply enter the product codes here https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ and our school receives a donation. You can also send in the scan codes and we will scan it at school.

September

CATHOLIC & MATCHING GRANT BREAKFAST

The Catholic Aid Society holds a matching grant breakfast for SMS every year.  All proceeds from event go to our school.

January

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK BREAKFAST

Catholic Schools Week falls on the last week of January each year.  SMS celebrates with a community breakfast and culminates with mini-courses for the students at the end of the week. One parent from each SMS family helps at the breakfast.  

January

MINI-COURSES: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

On the final day of Catholic Schools Week each year, SMS offers of number of mini-courses for students to sign up for.  These mini-courses are taught by our many talented members of the SMS familty and community.  

January-March

CATHOLIC UNITED FINANCIAL RAFFLE

Catholic United Financial holds a school raffle each year and donates ALL proceeds to SMS. All parents are asked to sell a certain number of tickets.

March

SPRING SOCIAL MEAL

The Christian Women serve up a delicious meal every spring. Proceeds go to SMS and St. Mary's Faith Formation.  All SMS families are asked to buy tickets and help if possible.

FREEPORT STATE BANK GOLF CLASSIC

This annual event raises funds for the school with a fun-filled golfing event.  SMS staff, parents, and the greater community participate.

October

GRANDPARENTS DAY

Every year in mid-October, the students of SMS hold a celebration in honor of their grandparents. It includes a special Mass and program.  Parent volunteers are always needed to help.

October

PRAYER-ATHON/MARATHON

This annual October event combines a prayer-a-thon and marathon to raise funds for SMS.

Ongoing

ST. MARY'S EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND: A LONG-LASTING WAY TO GIVE BACK

In 1986, SMS created an Endowment Fund and Committee.  Today this Fund (through income earned by investments) provides a portion of the annual budget of SMS while protecting the principal received from contributions.  Consider giving today. Together, we can help shape tomorrow's leaders in Faith.

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 320 5TH AVE SE, MELROSE, MN 56352       320-256-4257     SMSMELROSEMN.ORG

Last Update 1/13/2020

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