If you have an idea for a creative contribution, please let us know. We’re
always happy to hear new and innovative ideas.
All cash donations are eligible for a full tax exemption. Please call the
office at 309-274-2994 if you have any questions.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
St. Edward Catholic School greatly benefits from the active and generous support of it’s Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO of St. Edward School helps support the spiritual and educational growth of all it’s students and faculty through the coordination of volunteers and promotion of various school fundraisers.
All parents of St. Edward Catholic School are members of our PTO and are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Meetings are held the Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the school library . The Friday before the meeting an agenda will go home with the students to prepare attendees for what will be discussed.
The purpose of Booster Club is to set school athletic policy, plan and schedule athletic events, raise money for athletic programs and equipment, maintain and operate concessions, organize & coach players and cheerleaders and help establish school pride and spirit. In the past, the Booster Club has purchased new basketball, cheer leading and track uniforms: new volleyball nets and posts, just to name a few things. Most recently we have put in a new floor and the new water fountains throughout the school.
This organization is a fun way to be involved with the school and help provide equipment for various programs. We have a great group working together in the Boosters and would love to see new faces at our meetings, which are held the first Wednesday of every month, at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. Watch your school calendars for athletic sign-ups for the various sports offered at St. Edward School. If you are interested in assisting in any of the sports please join us at our monthly meetings.
Tax Credit for Giving to St. Edward
Put your state tax dollars to work right here at St. Edward!The State of Illinois is offering a 75% Tax Credit to individuals who donate to the Invest in Kids Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to students wishing to attend private schools. Individuals may direct their donation specifically to St. Edward Catholic School. Many families appreciate this unique opportunity to decide how their tax dollars will be used, and to support organizations which reflect their Catholic beliefs and values. For every $100 you donate, you will receive $75 back as a state tax credit. In other words, the net cost to you is only $25, but the school receives the full $100!
Please consider donating to this program which provides scholarships to families who might otherwise be unable to attend St. Edward. The process is not difficult but has several steps. Please refer to the links for step-by-step instructions on the donation process.
Additional details on the Invest in Kids program are available at https://empowerillinois.org/.
St. Edward Roman Catholic Congregation
As a participating charity, Amazon will donate .5% of all eligible purchases to St. Edward. On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), you’ll be prompted to select a charitable organization. You can change your selection at any time. The entire shopping experience is the same and most products available on amazon.com are available at Amazon Smile. Register as follows:
1. Sign in and enter St. Edward Roman Catholic Congregation as your charity.
2. Begin shopping! Once you’ve selected your charity everything else functions the same. No extra cost is passed onto you, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to St. Edward.
3. Remember to always start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com
If you are already set up with another charity and wish to change to St. Edward, here’s how. At the top of the page your current charity will be listed. Click on it, and then select “change” and enter St. Edward Roman Catholic Congregation. For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.