As part of our fundraising this year, U-Hill is continuing with the Grocery Cards Program that allows us to raise money by shopping and pre-paying for our groceries.
Here’s how it works:
The PAC will purchase a bulk quantity of grocery cards from three participating grocery stores: Safeway, Save-On-Foods, and Choices Market. The stores will then immediately return a percentage of the total amount pre-purchased back to the school at the following rates:
Safeway 6 to 8%
All you need to do is: a) decide how much money you plan to spend at these stores in the next 3 months and then, b) return the enclosed form along with a cheque made out to University Hill Elementary School PAC by Wednesday, November 6th. You’ll be notified when the grocery cards are ready for pick-up. You’ll be issued a gift card that works like a debit card for each of the stores that you order from.
While 8-10 percent of your grocery bill may seem like a modest sum, 10 percent of our collective bill would be a tremendous amount. Last year, we raised almost $3,600 for the school and the money was used to fund various PAC-sponsored activities. Imagine, for every $100 card that you buy, $8 will contribute to your children’s education, and you still get to spend that $100 card. We hope every family can participate. This is the easiest way for you to contribute.
A few details:
The cards come in variable denominations but we would like to suggest $50 or $100 amounts to minimize paperwork.
The cards have no expiration date.
They are used (like debit cards) until there is no remaining balance, and can be used in any of their chain stores in Canada.
Cheques and order forms are due Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 to your child’s teacher or in the PAC box in the front office.
Your order will be ready for pick-up at the school office. An e-mail will be sent to those parents who provide an e-mail address and a note will be sent home to those without one.
This program is available not only to U-Hill Staff and families but also to our friends and neighbours. Simply put your child’s name/division on the form and yourself as the U-Hill contact person and have your friends fill out the rest and write a cheque. If you have any questions, please contact Veronica D’Angelo at 604 733-2608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One other way you can help raise funds year-round for U-Hill (apart from this grocery cards program) is to order groceries on-line from Stong’s. It’s surprisingly easy and incredibly convenient for anyone who would like their groceries home-delivered. Simply go to http://www.stongs.com/ and follow the instructions to select your items. Before purchasing your order, make sure you select “University Hill” under schools. 4% of the total will be paid back to our PAC group. There is a delivery fee for on-line orders.