Discount Card Fundraiser
In 2013, the Galesburg Public Schools Foundation kicked off a new fundraiser at the elementary schools and junior highs, and in 2016, the GHS Key Club joined in the sales. The Foundation, in conjunction with Major Saver, worked with businesses throughout the district to offer buy-one-get-one-free, special one-time only offers on it discount cards to the community. In most cases, two uses of this one-time punch card and the card pays for itself. The GPSF's discount card sales program benefits schools and patrons alike. Our Major Saver discount card campaign brought in nearly $20,000 and supported GPSF's grants for Galesburg students.
In addition to awarding each school, PTO, and club monies from this fundraiser, the Foundation also gave the top two teachers of each school, whose classrooms or club sold over 25 cards, a $100 and a $50 Visa gift card for their personal use as a thank you for all their hard work during the school year.
In 2017, we will partner with a new discount card fundraising company - Exclusive Saver, located in the Quad Cities. This year's card will feature one-time, two-time, and daily discounts from various businesses in and around Galesburg. Please visit our Facebook page, or keep an eye out for flyers in the community, to find out which businesses will be featured on our new card. Students at all CUSD #205 elementary schools, Churchill Jr. High, and clubs at GHS will be selling these cards in early March. The card's design will be created by a GHS art student and will reflect the unique features of our town.
Just like with our previous discount cards, schools, PTOs, and GHS clubs will receive a large portion of the sales, and teachers/club advisors from top-selling groups will still receive Visa gift cards. However, since Exclusive Saver will give a larger portion of the profits to the GPSF, we are hoping to give even more to the schools this year!We thank everyone who buys an Exclusive Saver Card for our fundraiser and helps us help our Galesburg students!