Retailers Will Help Us Raise Money!
We’re pleased to present some exciting news about a new fundraising program for our organization. It’s called the Avgen Gift Card Program. To participate in the program we purchase gift cards from Avgen for the retailers we want – so we don’t have to purchase anything we don’t want.
Avgen carries gift cards from a large number of major retailers. Popular retailers that participate in the Avgen program include: Loblaws, Sobeys, Price Chopper, Foodland, No Frills, Zehrs, Fortinos, Canadian Superstore, Safeway, Canadain Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware, Swiss Chalet, Harveys, Wendys, Cineplex, Future Shop, Keg, La Senza, Longos, Pizza Pizza, GAP, Old Navy, Kelsey’s, the Bay, Zellers, Pioneer Petroleums, Petro-Canada, Esso, Ultramar, Shoppers, Staples, Winners and many others.
Avgen has agreements in place with all the participating retailers so that Avgen can sell the gift cards to our organization at a discount. Our member families buy the gift cards from us for face value and redeem them for full value. Our organization keeps the difference as fundraising revenue. With this program everyone wins:
• The Retailer gets continuing business from our organization.
• We receive a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling of unwanted items. We only buy the cards for purchases that we would normally make.
• Our organization gets an ongoing source of revenue.
The beauty of this program is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our organization without spending anything additional. Just spend your family’s regular shopping dollars at the stores that participate in the discount program. Gift cards can be used for just about any purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, furniture, building supplies, auto repair, gasoline, dining out and much more.
We are launching this program today at Gilmour to grow our income for our Capital Campaign. Order forms and brochures were handed out with an expectation that they will begin coming in next Sunday the 24th with exact cash or cheques to Gilmour Memorial Baptist Church.
This program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program that we can all see start at nothing and grow to something. Heb. 11:1, is my verse as I move through this Building Project. I expect as we do our part in building God’s Kingdom, He will do His. So, together as people of faith, let’s put that faith into action, believing with expectation that God is working in and through us.
Be Assured God reigns!!!!
Nancy Turner Lianna Hood Laura Mead-Wilson