Your investment and commitment to Cathedral will have a sizable impact on nearly 400 students and their futures. Here are several opportunities to support Cathedral of the Risen Christ School.
Cathedral of the Risen Christ School is now registered under AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) as a charitable organization. Every time you shop on AmazonSmile, The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Cathedral of the Risen Christ! You use the same account on amazon.com, AmazonPRIME and AmazonSmile.
See AmazonSmile FAQs for additional information.
This program is as simple as it sounds, and everyone can take part! Simply clip pink box tops from products you buy and drop them off at the Cathedral School Office or church vestibule! Proceeds gathered will help fund our Science Lab renovation. Visit www.boxtops4education.com for details, or contact Box Top Coordinator Mrs. Jennifer Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dollar Days are sporadic events held inside the school that help create school spirit, raise money for school projects, and add variety to the daily routine. An example of a Dollar Day is the ability for students to wear a Nebraska Cornhusker shirt on the Friday before football season begins. To do so, each student is encouraged to bring at least $1.00 prior to the announced Dollar Day. This money is collected by the classroom teacher and put toward a specific goal or project.
Scrip Program raises funds for the Cathedral Home-School Association, Godparent Program, PCCW, Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul Society. The Scrip program sells gift certificates from various local merchants to parishioners. Each merchant sells certificates to the Scrip program at a discount varying from 2% to 30%. The program then sells the certificates at face value. Scrip is sold after all Masses except Sunday evening, and is also available during the week at the Rectory. All parishioners are encouraged to use Scrip. Contacts: Church office, 402-488-0948; Kay Duncan, 402-420-7463.
Shoparoo is an incredibly simple and efficient version of the old "Box Top" program (though it has much more reach). In fact, it's so updated that it barely looks the same: it is run through an app (search for the free Shoparoo app) that asks you to take pictures of your receipts. Shoparoo then verifies the receipts and sends money to Cathedral. It's that simple, and every receipt enters Cathedral into a monthly national drawing for thousands of dollars.
Visit shoparoo.com to register and/or find out more information.
Annually the parish holds a combined silent and oral auction for the purpose of raising funds for extraordinary needs of the school. All adult parishioners are invited to an evening of fellowship that includes an appetizer buffet. Contact: Cathedral School, 402-489-9621 or Laura & Ryan Johnson at email@example.com
500 Club is a monthly lottery drawing held on the first Wednesday of each month. The drawing has the numbers 1-500 in it. Each number costs $5.00 per month. There are ten winners each month. The prize money returned each month is equal to 65% of the total money in the drawing. The remaining 35% is set aside for purchasing items for the school such as textbooks, school repairs, playground equipment, etc.
The 500 Club welcomes new members at any time. Contact Todd and Nancy Jarchow at 402-489-1591.
An annual event, Trunk or Treat takes place near Halloween and All Saints Day and is an evening of community, camaraderie and candy! The event is especially for Cathedral School children, parishioners and their families, but all from the area are welcome to join us.
Here's how it works: during the evening cars sponsored by families, teachers and businesses arrange themselves in the Cathedral parking lot(s). These parked cars are decorated - games and other festive items are encouraged - and children are able to trick-or-treat in a safe and controlled environment as they move from vehicle to vehicle. Costumes and trunks should be tasteful with an understanding that this is a family event.
Cash prizes are given to the three best trunks, as voted upon by a school panel. Businesses are allowed to host a trunk and may include a promotional item with their treats. Often food, drink and entertainment are provided in conjunction with the event.
Entry is $2.00 per trick or treater (bag provided) at the gate, and all proceeds funding an advertised school project. If you are interested in reserving your spot please contact Amy Kolbet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the oldest and most established of its kind (started in 1971), The Cathedral Art Show is a major annual fund-raising project of the Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW). The event is held the second week of October; artists and craftsmen from a wide geographical area display and sell their works. A quiche luncheon is served on Friday.
Proceeds go toward the needs of the parish. Contact Samantha Kavan at 402-202-8304.