The Annual Catholic Life Sweepstakes: This is our eighth consecutive year of participating in the sweepstakes sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance. This tried-and-true program has helped Catholic schools raise over $4.0 million over the last seven years and helped our own school raise over $78,000 over four years.
This is one of our major fundraisers for the year, and we count on the funds within the school’s operating budget. We utilize this as a fundraiser because of its simplicity:
Catholic Life provides all prizes, marketing materials, and lends their name. Families sell the raffle tickets for $5.00 each; all proceeds go immediately and directly to St. John Paul II Catholic High School. We send the raffle entries back to Catholic Life Insurance for the big drawing held each January during Catholic School’s Week.
Our goal this year is $42,000; these funds allow us to keep tuition low, have helped us to grow our offerings again this year, and support the additional scholarship assistance we offer. This year, every family is required to either (1) sell at least $200 worth of tickets or (2) make a $200 donation to the fundraiser. We hope our families will respond as they have in the past and go beyond this required amount. (Uncollected funds will be charged to family accounts at the end of the fundraiser.) Our sweepstakes committee has great incentives to sell tickets early and at a steady pace, so it benefits to get in now! Further, the sale is a way for our students to participate in the funding of the school. They are the best salespersons, and by selling the tickets and talking with potential buyers about the school, they are sharing our story with the community.
Your student also has great individual incentives, including the most sought after: Free Dress passes for use on any Friday of the school year.
We ask every family to do their share to make this program successful. It is an important part of our budget and program. Thank you for your commitment to the school's fundraising projects, and may God bless our SJPII families.
• We extend a special thank you to Catholic Life Insurance! Catholic Life provides all prizes, prints all of the tickets and posters, and lends their name to it.