Each fall, about 100-125 golfers get together to raise money for our school by participating in a golf tournament at The Refuge Golf Course in Oak Grove. Community members have the opportunity to become sponsors, participate in the tournament, attend the dinner after the tournament, and buy tickets for cash and prize raffles. It is a fun day (usually a Monday in mid-September) with hole in one prizes, a skins competition, and friendly competitions for best (and worst) golfing teams.
The Easter Season is not the same without attending the annual The Way of the Shepherd Gala, an evening of dinner, sumptuous desserts, and entertainment along with live, silent, and fund-a-need auctions. Games, raffles, and other opportunities to give are also a part of the evening. The gala is a fun celebration and joyful homecoming for our donor community.
Shopping for WOS
There are small ways that our community can give back to the school within their usual shopping habits. While shopping online, utilizing Amazon Smile or the iGive.com search engines will yield a kickback to The Way of the Shepherd. Utilizing the Scrip Now program for everyday shopping can sometimes yield over 15% for the school. Saving and turning in Box Tops for Education Labels has yielded hundreds of dollars in cash contributions and much needed athletic and art supplies for the school. Ongoing purchasing through Lands’ End and Ignatius Book Club for Schools also yields a cut for the school. Consider participating in some of these programs!
Clip, Save, Submit!
This year, our school will again be participating in the Box Tops for Education program. All you need to do is collect the labels from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for FREE cash!
It’s easy to help – once you clip the labels, drop them off at The Way of the Shepherd entrance way. We would greatly appreciate it if you could separate the single and multi-point labels. Please place the single point labels in plastic baggies and write the total number of labels on the outside. This is so helpful when it comes time to count and bundle all the labels for submission.
Don’t just look for labels on food. Box tops can be found on trash bags, Kleenex, bathroom cleaner, and more! Check out these links for lists of available products:
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Way of the Shepherd every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Way of the Shepherd – it’s that simple!
Signing up is easy. Follow these simple steps to register The Way of the Shepherd as your favorite charity:
- Go to our WOS Amazon signup link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1916137
- Sign in to Amazon with your username and password.
- Shop away!
- Feel good knowing that you are supporting The Way of the Shepherd every time you shop on Amazon!
To continue to support The Way of the Shepherd, remember to start your Amazon shopping from smile.amazon.com, or install the extensions for Firefox or Chrome to automatically redirect you to Amazon Smile any time you shop at Amazon.