Giving back at St. Joseph is more that just how you can help support the school. It is also how our students support and give back to the community.
Each classroom has a mission money box which is collected and weekly. The next Wednesday the Student Council announces the total amount for each class, the class with the most mission money collected, and the school’s total.
The mission money for this year will be going to different charities:
• September: St. Joseph Parish
• October: Red Cross for flood & earthquake relief
• November: Mountain View Community Service Agency and St. Joseph parish outreach to homeless & hungry
• December: St. Vincent de Paul and Mountain View Community Service Agency
• January: Mountain View Community Service Agency
• February: Lenten almsgiving
• March: Chosen by 2016 Confirmandi
• May: St. Joseph Scholarship Fund
Donations to Catholic Charities in the Diocese of San Jose benefit families in the local communities.
Each year in December some Grade 8 students work after school to gather, sort and ready for distribution the Christmas Gifts donated by parishoners and placed on the altar Giving Tree. Close to 120 families receive these gifts of food, toys, and clothing — making Christmas Giving and Receiving meaningful to all.
Due to the rising costs of maintaining quality programs, Catholic schools continually face new financial challenges.Today Catholic school educators and leaders share the responsibility to establish funding formulas that ensure the viability and survivability of our institutions. Almost every Catholic high school and many Catholic elementary schools have established and expanded school Development programs. The Development Program at St. Joseph School was established in 1999. Its primary goal has been to tell the “success story of Catholic schools” and to raise the awareness of the enormous contributions our school has made to the Mountain View community.
Clearly, Development is more than raising money for the future of our school. It is about building relationships with people who will share the good news of St. Joseph School. Based on that definition, every parent, friend, alumni and donor at St. Joseph School is involved in Development.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational instituion.
St. Joseph School is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All gifts large and small are appreciated and acknowledged. Our school is grateful for your continued support.
A contribution to St. Joseph school may be made at any time to honor a friend, remember a special occasion, or commemorate the death of a loved one. Donations of $2500.00 or more are recognized with an established and an engraved plaque that is in place in the main lobby of the school.
The majority of gifts made to St. Joseph School, are made in the form of cash or check. A gift of cash/check entitles a donor to the most generous federal income tax deduction available for charitable contributions.
Many companies offer a Matching Gift program to their employees. This program doubles the amount of your donation at no cost to you. Your employer’s Human Resource department can provide you with a Matching Gift form.
During May, mission money will be collected for St. Joseph Scholarship Fund. This money will help many students receive the education they deserve but cannot afford.Support Our Development Program.
More than 200 community supporters enjoyed a night of wine tasting, food, and live/silent auction. The entire community is given the opportunity to participate in this annual Development event. Monies received from the evening go to the SJMV Tuition Assistance program. You can make a difference by “Giving the gift of a Catholic Education”. If you are interested in attending the Wine Tasting please call the Development Office at 650-967-1839 ext 12.
In addition to eScrip, many of our local businesses provide no-cost fundraising solutions for schools:
When you purchase qualifying school supplies at Office Depot, designate St. Joseph School to receive 5% in credits for free supplies. St. Joseph School’s Back to School Program ID number is 70011177.
Quick way to earn $$$ Just clip box tops. St. Joseph School collects “Box Tops for Education” from GeneralMills products. Students with the highest collection rates are awarded “Free Dress” awards.
Contribute to St. Joseph every time you use your Target Visa or Target Guest Card (1/2% – 1% for Target and Target.com purchases). For your convenience apply online at www.target.com
The Great American SJMV Magazine Drive is now available online! Magazine sales benefit St. Joseph, even after the Magazine Drive is over. Families and friends can order magazines from Great American throughout the year! Order at the online store, and use the St. Joseph school code number 2591600.
Staples awards “recycling awards” for all ink and toner cartridges turned in to their stores. St. Joseph School orders supplies from Staples, so these rewards spend like cash for us. You can take your cartridges directly to Staples. Just give them our Staples Platinum Reward code – 417038846 and they will credit our account.(Recycle up to 10 cartridges per customer per month).