H.O.P.E. is the ongoing fund-raising program which benefits Sacred Heart Parish and the parishioners who Purchase H.O.P.E. This program lets our Parish purchase gift certificates (called Scrip) at a discount from vendors. These certificates are then resold to parishioners for their actual value and are just like cash. A certificate you buy for $25.00 gets you $25.00 in products or services. The Parish receives the discount difference.
WHY SHOULD I USE H.O.P.E.
- Using H.O.P.E. enables you to donate to your Parish whenever you shop.
- H.O.P.E. is a unique form of Stewardship that provides financial support to the Parish at no additional cost to you because purchasing the gift certificates doesn't cost you more than what you would otherwise pay with cash or check.
- If you make purchasing and utilizing H.O.P.E certificates a regular habit, with very little effort you can make a big difference.
H.O.P.E. Rebate Program
You can help direct a portion of the rebates you help earn! In June of each year, a statement will be mailed to you showing the amount of purchases you made. You are given the opportunity to direct 1% of the value of your H.O.P.E. purchases made between June 1st and May 31st of the preceding year to your choice of the following funds:
- Your students’ tuition or a designated student/family tuition for Norfolk Catholic Schools or Youth Religious Formation for the upcoming school year.
- The Annual Fund for Norfolk Catholic
- The General Fund of the Parish.
Everyone in our Parish family benefits in one way or another from the profit of the scrip program. This scrip program helps pay for the operating expenses of the Parish, the high school and grade school, and the Religious Formation Department, which provides Catholic education to public school youth and those entering the Church as adults. There is no additional cost to you. The businesses participating in this program donate a percentage of the purchases you make through the H.O.P.E. program to the Parish.
How to Purchase H.O.P.E
H.O.P.E. is also available online at ShopWithScrip.com
On ShopWithScrip.com you can purchase gift cards and certificates from over 700 retailers. Plus ShopWithScrip.com allows you to purchase and re-load electronic gift cards that are available in just minutes using MyScripWallet.com. Click here for the instructions on how to register.
Volunteers are the key to the success of this program.
For more information be sure to contact H.O.P.E. Coordinator.