Volunteering and Fundraising
In order to meet the costs of educating your child(ren) with an outstanding Catholic education, it is required that each Saints Philip and James School family will fulfill a volunteer hours requirement and purchase a required amount of RaiseRight gift cards. Volunteers must successfully complete the required clearances before volunteering for any activity or event that involves children. A family that chooses any of the Buyout options, must sign and return their enrollment contract before March 31 of the current calendar year.
RaiseRight Gift Cards Options
- Purchase RaiseRight . Each school family is required to purchase $2,500.00 in gift cards from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. After the $2,500.00 requirement has been met, 50% of the profit of all additional RaiseRight purchased will be credited to that family’s “Earnings Funds Back” account. Families not meeting the RaiseRight requirement by May 31, 2023 will be billed, on a pro-rated basis up to $500. Maximum.
- RaiseRight Buyout: $500.00 may be paid in lieu of purchasing RaiseRight gift cards. This amount may be added to your FACTS payment.
- 18 Hours Requirement: 18 hours (per family) from June 1 through May 31 of the current school year is required in our various school activities. Those families that do not fulfill the 18 volunteer hour requirement will be billed $10.00 for each unfulfilled hour.
- Volunteer Buyout: A $180.00 Volunteer Buyout Fee may be paid by those families that choose not to volunteer 18 hours. The Buyout Fee will be added to FACTS account and will be paid over 10 months.
Earning Funds Back
Each family pays a fundraising fee as part of the tuition each school year. Some, or all, of this fee can by earned back when the family:
Purchases RaiseRight cards above the requirement. (Friends and extended family can also purchase RaiseRight cards and apply it to the family’s account.)
Credit towards Earning Funds Back is accrued from June 1st through May 31st of the current school year. Families will receive an Earning Funds Back check from the school during the summer after the current school year. All outstanding tuition and fees must be paid by the family before a check is issued.