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Academic Excellence Rooted in Catholic Values

920 Trapelo Road | Waltham MA 02452 | tel: 781-899-0353 | fax: 781-891-8734

Fundraisers

Parish Support

Please use EFT to pay for weekly and monthly collections, and participate in in-parish tuition.  Fill out the EFT Form and send it to the parish office.

Scrip Gift Cards

We use the Scrip fundraising program at Our Lady's to will help fund trips, purchase new computer equipment and obtain other items we need for the school. “Scrip,” which actually means "substitute money," is better known as gift cards from national and local retailers. These are the same gift cards that you buy at the store.

Scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value and they redeem them for full face value.

Here is a list of retailers in the Waltham area.  Below this is a comprehensive list of nationwide retailers. If you shop at any of these stores, please use a Scrip card and our school will receive a donation. See the Scrip website for further details.

  • Aeropostle
  • AMC Theaters
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Banana Republic
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Boston Market
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Champs Sports
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Claire's
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Crew Cuts
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dell Computer
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • EB Games
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Express
  • Finish Line
  • Foot Locker
  • Game Stop
  • Gap
  • GNC
  • Gymboree
  • Hallmark
  • Home Depot
  • J.Crew
  • J. Jill
  • JCPenney
  • Jo-Ann Fabrics
  • KFC
  • Kohl's
  • LL Bean
  • Lands' End
  • Legal Seafoods
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Lowe's
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Macy's
  • Marshalls
  • Motherhood Maternity
  • Old Navy
  • Payless Shoes
  • Pottery Barn
  • Pottery Barn Kids
  • Radio Shack
  • Sears
  • Sephora
  • Spa Finder
  • Starbucks
  • Sunglass Hut
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Talbots
  • The Children's Place
  • The COntainer Store
  • Toys R' Us
  • Uno's Chicago Grill
  • Walgreens
  • Wal-Mart
  • Williams-Sonoma

Click here for the link to the Scrip program The school's code is 23B8CCLF18456.

Click here for general information on the Scrip program.

Click here for an alphabetical list of all participating retailers, nation-wide.

Click here for a list of retailers by category.

Box Tops for Education

Four Easy Steps To Earn Money For The PTO:

1. Cut Box Tops from a wide range of General Mills Products

2. Send Box Tops in with your child or deposit Box Tops in the marked box just inside the main entrance of the school. A deposit box is also available at the entrance of the church.

3. The Box Tops are then redeemed for money to benefit our school. For more information on this program, go to www.boxtops4education.com. Click to view a list of eligible products.

 

Campbells Labels For Education 

Three Easy Steps To Earn Money For Our School:

1. Save Labels and beverage cups from eligible Campbell's Products.

2. Deposit the labels in the marked drop boxes just inside the main entrance of the school.

3. The labels are redeemed for points to receive items to benefit our school.For a list of eligible products, go to www.labelsforeducation.com/Earn/participating-products.aspx.

UPromise

Please sign up for a Upromise account.  Please link your account to our school so we can receive bonuses when you earn your savings for college.

Target Red Card

Visit www.target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to sign up and select Our Lady’s School. The school code is 8103.

When you use your Target REDCard (Target Credit Card, Target Debit Card or Target Visa Credit Card), Target will donate 1% of your purchases to our school.

Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards Program

If you shop at Stop and Shop, you can help our school earn Cash.  To sign up, please go to www.stopandshop.com/aplus or call to register your Stop and Shop discount card and associate it with our school.  Our school code is Our Lady's Academy, code 06581.  Your support will make a huge difference to our school. The program runs from October 4, 2013 through March 20, 2014.

Hannaford's Helps Schools Program

Do you shop at Hannaford? Have you received a "Hannaford Helps Schools Certificate"? If so, please drop them in the Our Lady's Academy slot as you exit the store. To assure our school gets credit for the certificate, please write "Our Lady's Academy, Waltham MA" on the back of the certificate. You may also send them into school. Just pop them in an envelope and mark it "Attention: PTO-Hannaford Helps." All proceeds will benefit the Our Lady's PTO. Please tell your family and friends who shop at Hannaford about this program!  For more details visit Hannaford's website.

Thanksgiving Pies from Wilson Farms

For the fourth year in a row, Our Lady’s Academy is partnering with Wilson Farm of Lexington for a Pie Fundraiser just in time for Thanksgiving. It is one stop shopping for all your favorite pies and Our Lady’s Academy will benefit, too! There are many delicious pies to choose from – there’s something for everyone’s taste buds! Over the last three years, we have raised over $2300.00 for Our Lady’s Academy through this fundraiser.

This year, we will continue our support of the Salvation Army Food Pantry through this Pie Fundraiser. Last year, through the generosity of Our Lady’s Academy families, we were able to deliver 22 pies to The Salvation Army. They serve Thanksgiving dinner to many people in need and also, send home gift baskets of food to enjoy with their clients. If you would like to donate a pie to the Salvation Army Food Pantry, you can purchase one by choosing a pie on the pre-entered line on the order form for the “Salvation Army Food Pantry”, include the price in your payment and we will make sure it gets delivered to the Food Pantry for you (an OLA parent has volunteered to coordinate this effort and deliver the pies to the Salvation Army). This is completely optional. Thank you in advance for your support of the Salvation Army for such a worthy cause!

It’s easy to order. Each family will receive a Pie Fundraiser Seller’s Order Form. Pick out the pies you would like to buy (the price is $15.00 for each pie) and fill in the number of pies you’d like to order. There is plenty of room to add friends and family members to your list, too! Feel free to add additional order sheets if you need to do so. The more pies that are sold, the more money Our Lady’s Academy makes! Complete the seller’s order form and return to school with a check for the total amount for the pies made out to Our Lady’s Academy by Tuesday, November 12. Put your order, along with your payment, in an envelope marked “Pie Fundraiser” and send it in to the school office. 

The pies will be ready for pick up from OLA in the cafeteria from 2 – 5 PM on Monday, November 25. We can make no guarantees for pie orders received after Tuesday, November 12. There will be no additional pies available for purchase on the day of pick-up without a pre-order. (It is important to note that the pies are frozen, so most will need to be cooked, while a few will need to be thawed before serving.) It is best to pick up the pies as early as possible on November 25. Please be sure to add your name, telephone number and E-mail address on the Order Form in case we need to contact you about your order. Any questions? Contact Donna Allen. Thanks for your support. Happy Selling! 

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE DO NOT HAVE FREEZERS TO STORE THESE PIES OVERNIGHT. YOU MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK THEM UP ON MONDAY, November 25 between 2-5 PM.

My Coke Rewards

You can donate My Coke Rewards points to Our Lady's and help us get things like athletic equipment, classroom supplies, learning aids and more. Register at www.mycokerewards.com/schools.

Three Easy Steps To Earn Money For Our School:

1. Enter codes from your favorite participating My Coke Rewards products. (Codes found inside bottle tops, or printed inside the tear off flap of a 12 pack.)

2. Select Our Lady's Academy from a list of eligible K-12 schools.

3. Deposit codes in the marked box just inside the main entrance of the school and the PTO coordinator will enter them for you.

Mamasource by Mamapedia

Do you shop online? If so, www.mamasource.com is a daily deal site you won't want to miss! Sign up for free to receive daily deals, then click on Savings for Schools and select "Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted School". Whenever you purchase a daily deal, Mamasource will set aside 5% of the purchase price for OLA.

Schools can use the money anyway they want – for books, classroom supplies, field trips, reading programs – anything that can use extra funding. Checks will be mailed out once each year when the threshold reaches a minimum of $75. Any funds under that amount will automatically carry over into the next school year.

Recycling Bottles and Cans

If you have been holding on to your bottles and cans, you can drop them off at the Waverley Recycling Center located at 23 Summer Avenue, Waltham. The hours of operation are: M-F 9-4pm and Sat 8:30-3:30pm.

When dropping off your recyclables, be sure to separate glass items in a box for safety and state you are making a donation for Our Lady’s Academy.