2020 St. Joseph Parish Campaign: Pandemic Relief for Additional School Expenses
Our school has had many challenges since the pandemic began in March. In a very short time, our faculty and staff had to adapt the entire K-8 curriculum to be used online as well as to be live streamed to ensure all students, when not physically in the classroom, have the most interactive and close to in-person experience as possible.
That said, our internet infrastructure had to be upgraded, webcams and other streaming devices had to be purchased, and every student in our school was given a Chromebook or iPad in the event remote schooling from home is necessary. We also had to hire teacher aides and a substitute teacher to ensure students could be separated into smaller classes for social distancing when participating in person for classes. Lastly, measures had to be put into place for keeping the campus as sanitary as possible including replacing water fountains with bottle filling stations, installing hand sanitizer wall dispensers in every classroom, and purchasing many more cleaning supplies. The price tag for all of this is more than $140,000.
25% of Pandemic Costs
We have secured Matching Donors for the We Give Catholic Campaign! There will be multiple matching donor opportunities. Your $10 can be a donation of $20 or your $100 can be a donation of $200 and so on! A Matching Donor schedule will be posted on Monday, November 30.
- Matching Donor Schedule w/Amounts
12-9am Breakfast Buffet Match - up tp $5,000
- 10-11am Coffee Break Match - up to $2,500
- 11am-3pm Lunch Bunch Match - up to $3,500
5-9pm - Dinner Double Match - up to $10,000
10-11:59pm Last Chance Match - up to $2,500
New for 2020...St. Joseph Gifts
Tis the season for Giving and We so appreciate your support!
- Donate $50 or more and receive the 2020 St. Joseph Parish Christmas Ornment
- Donate $100 or more receive the St. Joseph Cinch Pack
- Donate $250 or more to receive the St. Joseph Falcons Blanket
Donating to St. Joseph through We Give Catholic is a seamless experience that you can do from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at any time from 12am-11:59pm on December 1 by visiting https://www.wegivecatholic.org/organizations/saint-joseph-parish. The money you contribute will benefit our school directly and places us in the running to receive additional monies.
Thank you for your consideration and all your support!
About We Give Catholic
Once again, Saint Joseph Parish will be participating in the online day of Catholic Giving known as We Give Catholic which takes place on “Giving Tuesday”, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving kicking off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. We Give Catholic is an ideal vehicle to participate in “Giving Tuesday” because it harnesses the collective power of individuals to raise awareness of Catholic organizations, encourage philanthropy, and celebrate generosity throughout the Cleveland Diocese.
Donating to St. Joseph Parish through We Give Catholic is a seamless experience that you can do from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at any time from 12 am-11:59pm on December 1. Secure, tax-deductible donations will be accepted on the website WeGiveCatholic.org.
The money you contribute will benefit our parish directly and place us in the running to receive additional monies throughout “Giving Tuesday”. There will be at least $60,000 given away to participating organizations on that day as we engage in a friendly competition with other Diocesan nonprofits. Saint Joseph Parish is one of the more than 140 parishes, ministries, and other Catholic nonprofits participating in this online fundraising event.
Your generous support through We Give Catholic will make a meaningful difference. Visit https://www.wegivecatholic.org/organizations/saint-joseph-parish to donate. Let's make “Giving Tuesday” a great day for Catholic giving and for our parish.