With only two weeks left in the month, the May sales totals for the Hy-Vee gift cards is on pace to surpass the monthly goal of $10,000.
As of April 15, May's total sales was $7,275, according to John Bultsma, one of the gift card program coordinators. Since the program began in October, April was the highest-selling month, totaling $10,425
The key component in the Hy-Vee gift card program is that Hy-Vee donates 5 percent of all sales back to the church. That means for every $100 sold, King of Glory receives $5 in return. That means $363.75 has been raised in May alone.
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. Until the end of May, the monies generated from the gift card sales is going to help finance the Student Ministries mission trip to Jamaica later this month.
In April alone, the program raised $521.25 for the mission trip. Since January, a total of $1,887.50 has been raised. That is nearly the cost for two individuals going on the mission trip.
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. They may be purchased Sunday mornings at the host table before or after worship or on Wednesday nights at the Good Samaritan Society.
Hy-Vee Gift Card Sales Breakdown
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