The Cards for Kids program is a St. Joseph School Council fundraiser where proceeds go directly toward the operating budget of our school. We purchase gift cards in bulk at a discount, so when you use them to pay for everyday expenses and gifts the school earns between 2 - 15% of the face value.
Click the link below to download and print the order form
Complete the order form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday each week
When your order is confirmed you will be emailed and e-transfer instructions will be given
Pick up will be after school on Fridays
Buy cards at face value, get face value at the retailers - you lose nothing
Our standard order form has cards from 16 local merchants, our special order form has over 30!
Pay with gift cards instead of credit/debit/cash for your everyday items and gifts
Each purchase you make returns between 5-15% to the school to cover operational expenses
Where can I buy the cards? This year order forms should be sent in with your child and given to their teacher.
Do the cards expire? No.
If I spend only part of the value of the card, do I lose it? No. The balance remains on the card until you use it.
What do I do with the card when it has no money left on it? Discard it. Then buy a new one from us!
Can I reload the cards? No. However, Marketplace IGA cards can be reloaded. Contact us for more information.
Will I still earn rewards points from the stores (e.g. More Rewards at Save-on-Foods, PC Points at Superstore, Air Miles at Safeway)? Yes. Merchants treat the cards like cash.
How can I pay for the cards? We accept debit, cash and cheque.
Why don’t you accept credit cards? The fees are too high and eliminate much of our profit.
What return do you earn on the cards? 5%-15%. Please refer to our order form for percentages per card.
I don’t buy cards because I like to earn credit card points. Most credit cards give you 1% back on your purchases. The school earns up to 15%. So for $100 you spend at a grocery store, you get $1 from your credit card, but the school could get up to $8. Would you give up $1 so the school can earn $8?
What if you don't carry the cards I need? If you don't see what you're looking for please buy Superstore cards from us and purchase your desired cards from the wide variety they have in their gift card section.
Can you sell every Sunday or at other parishes? We are currently unable to sell at the parishes due to COVID protocols
How can I get more information on this program? Contact us at moc.liamg@seojtssdik4sdrac.
In the process of planning and budgeting for our fantastic new school, it was decided that the parishes subsidies would be allocated to capital costs rather than operating costs. As a result, the school needs raise $80,000 per year to cover this deficit. Cards for Kids helps without asking families to spend EXTRA money.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 this year; to do so, we need to sell more cards. Please consider buying an extra card per month to help us make this program a huge success.