The purpose of the St. Paul's Lutheran School Fund is to raise funds to ensure the school's mission is fulfilled. Your gift to the School Fund provides tuition assistance, technology, textbooks, and all those things needed for our children's education. Thank you in advance for joining the hundreds of friends of St. Paul's Lutheran School who offer their prayers and financial support so we can carry out our mission.
Upcoming Opportunities to Support the School Fund
- Lutheran Schools Week
- Spring Social
- Fun Walk
Lutheran Schools Week
Lutheran Schools Week is a designated week in early spring that is used to honor and celebrate Lutheran Schools. During this week, St. Paul's celebrates students, alumni, and St. Paul’s supporters. This year's theme is "Grace-Filled Days." You can support Lutheran Schools Week by donating to the School Fund or purchasing an advertisement in our newspaper insert.
The 9th Annual Spring Social will be an evening of food, drink, fun, and entertainment that is designed to support the technology needs of St. Paul’s School. Save the date for May 10 at the Centre. Hunter Gray will be performing. More details to come!
The Fun Walk is a way to keep our minds and bodies healthy through an activity that also supports the financial health of St. Paul's Lutheran School. One hundred percent of School Fund dollars go directly to support school activities such as field trips and curriculum such as textbooks and workbooks. The 14th Annual Fun Walk will take place in May, and the goal is $5,000. Students will be asking for your pledges.
Continuous Opportunities to Support the School Fund
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You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" of their product pages. Shop Smile.Amazon.com to support St. Paul's Lutheran School today.
Box Tops for Education was started by General Mills in California back in 1996, after the company decided they wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools. Save your Box Tops and return them to the church office, school office, or either welcome desk anytime during the week.
Save your Waverly HyVee receipts and return them to the church office, school office, or either welcome desk anytime during the week. St. Paul's School Fund receives a percentage of receipt totals. Receipts must be dated Aug. 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019 to be accepted.
St. Paul’s purchases gift cards (Scrip) at a discount and sells the cards at face value. The difference goes to the School Fund. The discount can range from two to 15 percent. By purchasing gas, groceries, clothes, gifts and other items with scrip, St. Paul’s friends and families contribute to the school — without spending a cent more.
On average, the School Fund brings in roughly $6,000 per year through Scrip. Our goal is to increase this number through raising awareness about the Scrip Program. The more people who use Scrip, the more money our School Fund generates!
St. Paul's keeps high demand Scrip cards on hand (i.e. Kwik Star, Walmart, Fareway, HyVee, etc.) so you are can purchase them when you need them. Scrip can be purchased using cash or check and is available in the church and school office Monday through Friday during regular business hours. It is also available at the welcome desk in the narthex on Sundays from 9:45-11 a.m.
Download the Scrip Brochure to learn more or to view Scrip cards available.
Use Simply Giving to make one-time gifts. The process is a fast, convenient, and secure way for you to give. You will need your bank's routing and account numbers (from the bottom of a check).
If this is your first time using the Simply Giving system, we recommend that you create a profile. A profile is not required, but it stores your information so you don't need to re-enter it with each gift. It also helps you track your gifts.
Generosity is important to Thrivent and its members. Thrivent Choice® provides a platform for members to have a financial impact on the causes and nonprofits they care about. More than 40,000 churches and nonprofits are enrolled in the program, and it keeps growing!
Eligible members can direct their Choice Dollars® to St. Paul's Lutheran School. Members become eligible for Thrivent Choice based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership.
School Fund Committee
Chair: Linda Moeller
Eliza Boots, Adam Folkerts, Mary Graeser,
Kris Meyer, Ryan Rasmussen, Ael Suhr