November 19, 2018
At this time of year, we offer thanks for the ongoing support of our parish community, and its devotion to the St. Brendan School. Your prayers and generosity make our school a grace-filled place to learn and grow.
As we enter the holiday season, St. Brendan School would like to make you aware of a new fundraising program being offered. The income from this fundraiser will help offset the increasing expenses of educating our children, and it really won’t cost you a thing. A Gift Certificate Purchase program is now available for parents and parishioners of St. Brendan. Dozens of area retailers offer gift cards in large and small amounts for purchase. If you buy them through St. Brendan, a small percentage of each purchase comes back to our school. We are not asking that you buy anything extra - just purchase a gift card from St. Brendan to use as payment for your regular shopping and eating out. And if you have friends or relatives who appreciate them as gifts, get all your Christmas shopping done at St. Brendan!
Attached you will find an order form with all of your options listed. There are two classifications of gift cards – Regular Order cards & Special Order cards. The Regular Order options include gift cards most commonly purchased in greater Cleveland. Because so many people buy these frequently, our vendor keeps a large stock on hand and can get them to St. Brendan for pickup very quickly. The timing of a “Regular Order” would be:
Order turned in Monday, December 10 by 12 PM - Cards Available for Pick Up Friday, December 14 at 10 AM
The Special Order options are those less commonly purchased. A little more advance planning is required for special orders because our vendor will need time to order the cards, and then get them to St. Brendan for pick up. Due to this longer process, the timing of a “Special Order” would be:
Order turned in Monday, December 10 by 12 PM - Cards Available for Pick Up Friday, December 21 at 10 AM
St. Brendan will keep a small quantity of Giant Eagle cards on hand in the Parish Office for purchase before 5 PM on weekdays. However, the success of this fundraiser will rely on orders placed in advance.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Parish Finance Office at 440-777-7222 x20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support of St. Brendan School. May God bless your families this Advent season.
Rev. Thomas G. Woost Megan Gerome
Pastor Director of Finance