St. Bernardine Church has decided to keep the Shopping Certificate Order Form as a parish fundraising venue. This was formerly a school fundraising venture, and a great way to fundraise as there is no cost to the church or the consumer. It works this way:
Companies such as Jewel, WalMart, Meijer, Tony’s Finer Foods, Ultra Foods, Kohl’s, J.C. Penney, KMart (and many more), become part of The Manna Group. St. Bernardine purchases the certificates from The Manna Group and makes a certain percentage of profit on each certificate sold. There is no additional cost to our parishioners. If you purchase $100.00 in Jewel certificates, you will receive a gift card(s) totaling $100.00 and the church receives 5%, or $5.00 from Manna. The percentages vary for each company, but the average is about 5%. (The Manna Group makes their profit by retaining 1% of each certificate sold). This truly is a great way to fundraise for the parish as well as an easy way to purchase those Christmas gifts!
There are over 100 vendors in The Manna Group. Certificates are sold at the end of Mass each Saturday and Sunday, and are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4PM at the Rectory! Just phone in your order (or stop by) and your order will be ready when you get here. Payment is due at time of pick up. Please call the Rectory office if you have any questions.