The sale of Hy-Vee gift cards has proven to be an effective way to raise money for various King of Glory programs. From now until the end of May, purchasing these cards is an easy way for members to support the Student Ministries mission trip to Jamaica this spring.
Purchasing the Hy-Vee gift cards is essentially free money for King of Glory. How the program works is simple. The church receives 5 percent of the amount on the card. That means for every $100 sold, King of Glory receives $5 in return from Hy-Vee. The money raised then goes into a fund that can be used as a scholarship fund for anyone who needs help paying for a church-sponsored event.
The gift cards, which are available in $25, $50 or $100 amounts, can be used for groceries, gas, prescriptions or the food court at any Hy-Vee location.
Since the program began in October 2011, a little more than $1,000 has been raised. Over half of that amount was raised in 2012. In fact, $320 raised in February alone as sales for that month totaled $6,400. Here's a look at the sales:
October-December: $9,425 in sales / $471.25 raised for King of Glory
January: $4,200 in sales / $210 raised for King of Glory
February: $6,400 in sales / $320 raised for King of Glory
Five-Month Total: $20,025 in sales / $1,001.25
Gift cards are available for purchase Sunday mornings at the host table where the bulletins and song sheets are located. They are also for sale at the Wednesday night activities at the Good Samaritan Society. However, you may pay for the cards by cash or check only. Checks can be made to King of Glory and put in the memo “for grocery cards.”