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Welcome to the CARE Fundraising Program!

The CARE program (Cards Are Rewards for Education) is a parishioner operated St. Columbkille School and Parish fundraiser. Gift cards are purchased by CARE at a discount (between 1.25-20%) and resold at face value. CARE retains the discount as profit and returns the money earned to St. Columbkille by funding various school and parish needs. See the Parent Letter for donation information.

School families and RE families earn Tuition Rewards. Rewards can also be used for Catholic high school tuition. For every dollar spent under $1,000 you earn a CARE Rewards discount of 1% on school tuition or religious education fees. Once you spend more than $1,000 you will earn 2%. This year’s top 3 buyers earned Tuition Rewards between $114-$228 with some in previous years having Rewards over $400!

Gift cards are available for over 500 local and national vendors including restaurants, grocery, home, auto, clothing, specialty stores and entertainment including movie theaters, and music downloads.

CARE gift cards can be purchased 24 hours a day online; after weekend Masses in the church foyer; or orders can be sent to the school with students during the school year.

To order online:

  1. Log onto www.ShopWithScrip.com or the RaiseRight app on your phone and create an account crediting St. Columbkille. For the school code, email a request to StCCareCards@gmail.com (For security we are asked not to publish the code online.)
  2. Enter your bank account information to use online payments. There is a 15 cent fee per transaction. You are not required to use online payments and can write a check for your order if you prefer.
  3. Place your order.
  4. Orders are filled with on hand stock. Out of stock orders will arrive in 7-14 days. Electronic cards are ready within minutes when paid with an online payment.
  5. Orders will go home with school families on Fridays or be available for weekend Mass pick-up.

To order through school:

  1. Print and fill out an order form (or write your order in a note)
  2. Send to school any day of the week with a check as payment
  3. Orders are filled on Fridays (or the last day of short weeks) and sent home with your child

Credit cards can be used for paying online or through the RaiseRight app. They do incur a 2.6% fee per transaction.

For short notice orders text or call Jackie Wozniak at (402) 210-4500.

We order our weekly stock on Sunday nights so the cards will arrive in time for orders to be filled on Friday for the weekly school orders and weekend Masses.

For volunteer opportunities contact the CARE committee at StCCareCards@gmail.com. We need sellers for weekend Masses and to sell at school for 1 hour on Fridays in November and December. Also, if you are interested in volunteering with CARE in other ways we have non-selling positions. See the Volunteer Opportunities link above.


Keep updated on CARE through the Wednesday Envelope and with our Facebook page. Search St. Columbkille CARE, then Like and Follow our page to see specials.

The CARE program is successful only when cards are sold. We appreciate your business!

St. Columbkille Catholic School  *  224 East 5th Street  *  Papillion, NE 68046-2299  *  (402) 339-8706