Ways to contribute
CRUSADER GRATITUDE WALL
If you haven't tried it yet, the Scrip program allows you to buy giftcards for face value, but a percent is donated back to Holy Cross by the retailer. We carry a lot in stock in the parish office and there are even more to choose from online! You raise money for Holy Cross by simply changing your payment method. Sign up for Scrip, Presto Pay and My Scrip Wallet at www.shopwithscrip.com and select Holy Cross School, Champaign or stop in to the school or parish office for help. If you are a parent of a current student, you will be set to start making your money go further to help defer the cost of your tuition. You can earn up to 50% of each purchase in rebates toward your FACTS account.
ARE YOU AN AMAZON SHOPPER? IF THE ANSWER IS YES, PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING YOUR AMAZON PURCHASES THROUGH THE AMAZON SMILE WEBSITE. AMAZON DONATES 0.5% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE TO HOLY CROSS. EVERYTHING ABOUT THE AMAZON ONLINE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE REMAINS THE SAME, INCLUDING THE PRICES, SHOPPING CART, WISH LISTS AND SHIPPING OPTIONS. TO GET STARTED, GO TO AMAZON SMILE. ONCE THERE, SELECT HOLY CROSS ROMAN CATHOLIC CONGREGATION.& HOLY CROSS SCHOOL.
empower illinois invest in kids tax credit
Would you like to donate towards scholarship funds and receive a significant IL State tax credit? If so, the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship may be for you. Illinois taxpayers can earn state tax credit for 75% of the value of their donation. Example: If the taxpayer makes a donation of $1,000, he or she can claim $750 in IL tax credit. To find more detailed information about this process, please visit https://empowerillinois.org/donors/. On the same page, you can also watch a short “How to Donate Tutorial” video. Make sure to choose Region 4, Empower Illinois as the Scholarship Grant Organization, and choose Holy Cross School. Tax credit reservations are given on a first come, first serve basis.
crusader gratitude wall
Honor someone on our gratitude wall! Participants in this project may honor or memorialize a beloved mentor teacher, coach, clergy or someone who made an impact upon their life. You can simply have your family name, a favorite quote or scripture passage, or list alumni family members and the years they graduated. Silver placards are for gifts over $1,000, gold placards are for gifts over $5,000, and purple brass placards are for gifts over $10,000. Contact our development director, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
charitable giving through estates & investments
- If you are 70.5 years or older you can gift your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA. Holy Cross is a qualified charitable organization and can be selected to receive this distribution as a gift. In turn, you avoid being taxed on this withdrawal from your IRA.
- Remember Holy Cross in your estate: Use this wording in your estate plan: "I give, bequest and devise _____% of my Estate or $_____ to Holy Cross Grade School (contact us for Tax Exempt number)
- Earn funds for Holy Cross through Thrivent Action Teams or Thrivent Choice Dollars. Visit www.thrivent.com for more information.
- Does your employer have a matching gift program? A matching gift is a charitable donation by a corporation that matches an employee's donation to an eligible nonprofit organization, most often dollar for dollar.