Ways to Support Our School System
The Bosco Catholic School System relies on the support of our alumni, families and friends throughout the year for assistance with our day to day operating costs not covered by tuition or parish subsidies.
With these funds we can work to provide the most up to date technology, enhance existing programs, or have the ability to add new projects and programs to make sure our students have every resource needed to get the best education we can provide.
With your gifts of support, we can make that dream a reality.
The list below provides information for just a few of the numerous ways to give.
Outright Gifts – Cash, Checks or Credit Cards
If you would like to make this type of gift, please fill out our pledge form and enclose it with your gift.
Checks should be made payable to:Bosco Catholic School SystemPO Box 405Gilbertville, IA 50634
Pledge Your Gift
You may make several payments during the course of the school’s fiscal year which ends on June 30.
The amount and number of installments is entirely up to you.
Many employers have matching gift programs and will match part or all of the charitable contributions made by their employees.
To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact your Human Resources department. If they do, just complete a matching gift form and return it to the Advancement Office. PO Box 405, Gilbertville, IA50634.
Gifts of Securities
- Gifts of appreciated assets, such as stocks or mutual fund shares, are another way to provide immediate support to the school.
- These types of gifts allow a donor to avoid all capital gains and also receive a deduction for the full market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
Gifts to the Bosco Catholic School System are tax deductible as provided by law. Receipts are provided for tax deductions.
Other opportunities to support our school system:
We are all asked to share our time, talents and treasures. You can volunteer to help coordinate and organize events and projects. You can also volunteer to work at these events and projects. We always need help with the Fun Run (Fall), Fruit Sale (Holidays), and Peach Sale (Summer).
Thank you for volunteering your time to help make these events successful!
Target Visa Card
By using your Target VISA card with every purchase (at Target or elsewhere just like any other VISA credit card) you can designate the Bosco System (or Don Bosco or Immaculate Conception) as the recipient of the money Target donates. Visit www.target.com for more information and to designate our school to receive the proceeds from your purchases.
Using the search engine www.goodsearch.com will help generate funds for the Bosco System. Goodsearch donates 50% of its revenue to charities an schools designated by its users. You use Goodsearch.com exactly as you would any other search engine. It's powered by Yahoo! for proven results. The money donated comes from its advertisers. Simply enter "Bosco System" where it asks "Who do you good search for?" then click verify and continue your search.
Recycling Fundraiser - Go Green
Recycle various electronics - it's good for the environment and good for our school.
We work with Mason City Recycling Center to recycle newspapers, they make insulation out of these products. They pay us $65 per ton. There is a semi-trailer parked in the plaza. When it's full, we call them and they bring another trailer for us. This is an on-going project. You may drop off your newspapers at the trailer anytime it is open or at either school building during school hours. We have filled several trailers already! If you own a business and are paying someone to collect your newspaper and/or papers, please call us and we can make arrangements to pickup your paper for this project. If you have old books, phone books, etc. please consider recycling these materials to help out the Bosco System.
You can still donate your cans and bottles to the school by dropping them off at the can recycling container in the parking lot at the school.
HyVee Cash for Students
Save your cash register receipts and turn them into the school office. HyVee donates $1.00 for every $200 in receipt tapes. These receipts are due each year by April 30th.
Recycled Greeting Cards
Buy your recycled greeting cards for as little as .50!!!! Several ladies of Immaculate Conception Parish recycle greeting cards and sell them for .50 each (Christmas cards at 4 for $1.00). There are cards for most every occasion! Proceeds from card sales support various projects for Immaculate Conception Church as well as Bosco System Catholic Schools.
Cards can be purchased at the following locations:
Immaculate Conception Church - back of church by the east entrance
Casey's - Gilbertville
Cedar River Milling - Gilbertville
Farmer's State Bank - Gilbertville
Friendship Village - Waterloo
La Porte City Senior Citizen Center - La Porte City
Linda's Cut 'n Curl (Linda Thome) - Raymond
Cards are .50 each
Christmas Cards are 4 for $1.00
To donate cards to be recycled, please leave them in the back of Immaculate Conception Church, Gilbertville.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!