The Power of Giving

While there are endless examples of giving, we want you to be aware of Scrip, Dillon’s Rewards, Amazon Smile and Giving Tuesday.  As you venture out Christmas Shopping this season, the timelines and simplicity of these organizations may aid in your endeavorers.

Scrip is commonly known at TMP-M and HFE as HFE Bucks.  This is a fabulously easy way to support HFE by purchasing gift cards.  There are over 300 national retailers that participate in this fundraising opportunity.  While the percentage each retailer gives back varies, the simplicity of the giving is always recognized.  Planning to eat Taco Shop on Friday nights for dinner?? Purchase their gift card from TMP-M or HFE and the schools receive $3 for every $10 purchased!

The Dillon’s Reward Program is simply easy. Not only will you get coupons for your shopping convenience, but you can link your account to TMP-M and the school will get credit for what you spend.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com.  The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. Click here to donate to TMP-Marian on this Giving Tuesday.

There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe the significance of giving back.  Volunteering in all shapes and forms strengthens our communities, brings people together and provides us with valuable experience and insight.  As you enter into the giving season please consider the above mentioned areas to give back to TMP-M and further our educational path. God bless!