Individual Fundraising Accounts
Because we offer so many different events per year, we have set up individual fundraising accounts to help supplement some of the event costs. We do a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to benefit St. Colette Youth Ministry as a whole, but individuals also have the chance at some of these fundraisers to earn money that goes directly into their individual account. When announcing a fundraiser, we will give out information about when individuals can earn money for their accounts, and when the fundraiser will benefit St. Colette Youth Ministry as a whole. The funds in individual accounts can be used to pay for any Youth Ministry event, excluding dances. When a teen graduates, the funds in their account are put back into the general youth ministry account to benefit the whole group. If someone is planning on traveling with us to World Youth Day, we will keep their account open after they graduate so that they can continue to fundraise for this event.
Shopping Certificate/Scrip Program
Due to changes made by the IRS to US tax law, we are currently not able to offer the scrip program. Thank you for your support over the years!
Our annual Evergreen sale runs from October to December every year. Individuals have the chance to take orders for fresh evergreen wreaths, door swags, & roping. We also take orders for evergreens from parishioners after all masses during two weekends in October, to benefit the Youth Ministry program as a whole. Parishioners and the teen sellers are able to pick up their products on the Friday after Thanksgiving between 12 and 3pm in the church garage. Parishioner orders must be pre-paid.
Important dates to remember for 2017 Evergreen Sale:
- Oct. 1 Start taking orders from family & friends
- Oct. 7 Stuff bulletins with flyers
- Oct. 14-15 Take orders after all Masses
- Oct. 21-22 Take orders after all Masses
- Nov. 13 Final orders due
- Nov. 24 Pick-up from noon-3pm in Church garage
Evergreen Sale forms will be available in early October 2017.
As of 2017, we are no longer sponsoring the Golf Outing. Thank you so much to the many golfers and donors who have supported us over the years! We have appreciated your participation!
Charity Poker Nights
We currently participate in the Charity Poker Room at Doc’s Bar & Grill (in Livonia at 7 Mile between Newburgh & Haggerty) and at the Wintergarden Tavern at 7 Mile and Farmington. These fundraisers will be benefiting specific events, such as World Youth Day and Appalachia. Volunteers will have the chance to earn individual credit during these events, but all volunteers must be over 18, so we encourage parents to get involved to help their teen work towards different events. We currently have two more events scheduled for 2017:
June 4-7, 2017 at Wintergarden Tavern. We will be there from approximately 11am-6:30pm each day during the fundraiser.
August 6-9, 2017 at Wintergarden Tavern. We will be there from approximately 11am-2AM each day during the fundraiser.
September 24-27, 2017 at Wintergarden Tavern. We will be there from approximately 11am-2AM each day during the fundraiser.
We will be asking for volunteers for each of these events as they get closer.
Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit Fundraiser
Our 2017 Pizza Kit Fundraiser was a great success as usual. We plan to repeat this fundraiser in January 2018.
Weingartz Hot Dog Stand
A new fundraiser we are participating in this year is manning the hot dog stand at the Weingartz store on Grand River. They provide the materials and we provide the labor. We should have dates for the 2017 season sometime in April 2017.