10 May 2020 Sacred Heart School organizes ‘Stay at Home Bazaar’ this year
Sacred Heart Catholic School has announced plans to host the first (and hopefully only) “Stay at Home Bazaar,” in lieu of the usual large dinner and midway event.
The goal of the (non)event is to raise $80,000 for the school. The bazaar typically raises $110,000-$120,000, which represents approximately 11 percent of the school’s budget each year. “So it is critical that we find a way to generate revenue,” stated a news release issued by the organizing committee. “As much as we long to fill our gym with spaghetti and sausage and our parking lot with midway games and kids, we know it just isn’t time yet. And yet, we still need to ensure that our school can be ready and able to meet the needs of students and families in the fall so it is imperative that we come together, albeit virtually, and provide the funds needed to operate.”
The “Stay at Home Bazaar” encourages donors to consider what they would normally have donated or spent at the bazaar and to instead make a tax-deductible donation in that amount. Families and the community provide a great deal of support, be it donating toward the purchase of raffle prizes, buying bingo prizes or baking pies, providing or buying silent auction items, and paying for dinners – it all adds up and make a major impact for the school.
Giving to the “Stay at Home Bazaar” is easy. Gifts can be given in advance by mailing to the school (106 N. St. Joseph, Morrilton, AR 72110), online via PayPal (sacredheartmorrilton.org), or dropped in the locked box in front of the church. The week of June 1-5, when volunteers would typically be engaged in a flurry of bazaar setup, will be the official non-event week, with a live giving portal available for online gifts and reflecting how much has been raised toward the $80,000 goal.
School representatives added, “We know that many of our families have been financially impacted by recent changes and cannot make a gift at this time; we ask that those who have not suffered financially to consider filling the gap for those who have. We sincerely appreciate your consideration, support and your prayers during this uncertain time. We also offer our sincere appreciation to our sponsors.”
More information is available at sacredheartmorrilton.org.