can help raise money for MTCS
spending any extra!
Middle Tennessee Christian School must
raise about $700,000 each year. These funds are needed to help with
operational expenses, to purchase new equipment and supplies, and to maintain
facilities and grounds.
We rely on MTCS supporters like you to help raise this amount. Through
your generous support of our Fall Festival, Steak Dinner, Spaghetti Supper,
Magazine Sale, and other fundraisers, we are able to meet our financial
To encourage everyone to raise money for MTCS, there are several programs in
place. And, these programs don't cost you a dime! These programs are
easy and designed to be used by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and
friends of MTCS.
Scrip Program (Scrip Order Form)
• We work with the Great Lakes Scrip Center. The Scrip Center negotiates
retailers who offer gift cards at face value and agree to donate a percentage to
participating nonprofit organizations like MTCS.
retailers have different percentages, ranging from 2% to 25%. For instance, when
you order a $25 gift card from O’Charley’s, they will donate $3.25 to the
• Find all Scrip
retailers on their website www.glscrip.com.
Check this list when you place an order as percentages are
subject to change without notice.
• Order gift
certificates for restaurants and stores where you already shop.
• Orders can be
placed: Mondays turned in to homeroom teacher or Business
Office by 8:15am. Cards will be available for pick up the following Friday in the Business Office.
4% of your Kroger grocery and pharmacy bill benefit MTCS. Our school receives 4%
of all items purchased with the Kroger Gift Card. Here's how it works.
a Kroger Gift Card that is coded to identify our school's account from
the MTCS business office (cards are sold throughout the year). Cost of
the card is $5.00 and can be loaded up to $500.00. (Order
can add value to, or "recharge," up to $500 on your Kroger Gift
Card at Customer Service or at the register by paying with cash,
check, or charge. (Many people put their monthly grocery money on the
card at one time to help eliminate overspending.)
you recharge at the register, you must do so before the cashier
begins scanning your items.
Kroger Gift Card is a debit card and can be used at any Kroger store and
Kroger Pharmacy in the country. It can now be used to pay for gasoline
as well. (It is great for grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends to
help MTCS. Think about the card for gifts, stocking stuffers,
emergency milk and bread runs, etc.)
remaining balance on the Gift Card will be printed on your receipt.
time our supporters collectively spend $5000, Kroger sends MTCS a check.
300 families spend $150 a week on their Kroger Gift Card, MTCS will get $93,600
a year! You spend no more than you are already spending for food and other
items. Kroger is making the donation, not you. Let's go Krogering
World Recycling Program
World will donate $1 for each empty ink laser, inkjet, or toner cartridge and $2 for each empty name-brand laser, inkjet, or toner cartridge turned in for recycling. Cartridges can be
brought to the collection center in front of the Elementary Office or taken to
Cartridge World. If you take the cartridges to Cartridge World, tell them
it is for MTCS.
SP Recycling Company has given us 2 bins that are located at the Dover Street exit. We can recycle the following items in either bin: mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, wrapping paper, colored or slick paper, phone books, cereal boxes, etc. We are paid by the pound for this paper.
Bottle and Can Recycling
Pepsi Co. gives us 1 point for each non-alcoholic plastic bottle (#1 plastic) and each non-alcoholic aluminum can that we weigh. Bring items to the elementary front porch on Monday. Volunteers will separate the cans from the bottles and weigh them so we can get credit for them. We use the points for giftcards to buy necessary supplies for the school. Also, our Girl Scout Cadette group sends the pop-tops from the aluminum cans to the Nashville Hope Clinic to be used to help cancer patients. Removing the pop-tops and putting them in a separate bag helps with the processing of the cans that go to Pepsi.
Through the Terracycle Company, we recycle the following items: designer handbags, empty
Elmer's glue bottles and sticks; any type of juice pouch (like Capri Sun, etc.)
- not juice boxes, though; any brand tape dispensers and tape cores; any brand or size of chip bags; lunchable-type containers; tubs and lids from butter, sour cream, and cheese containers;
individual size cracker packages (like Cheez-Its, Ritz Bits, etc.); candy wrappers (any size); cookie
wrappers (any size); old cell phones; computer mice, webcams and keyboards; digital cameras; Papermate and Sharpie brand pens and highlighters; graphing calculators, GPS devices, MP3 players and IPods, laptops (including netbooks and notebook computers), jewelry (gold, silver and platinum); and pairs of shoes (no skates, flip-flops, or slippers). Electronic devices earn between $1 and $10 according to type, 10 cents for each pair of shoes, and 2 cents for all other items.
Personal Care and Beauty Brigade
Through the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade, we are now recycling empty: lipstick cases, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles, bronzer cases, foundation packaging, body wash containers, soap tubes, soap dispensers, lotion dispensers, shaving foam tubes, powder cases, lotion bottles, chapstick tubes, lotion tubes, face soap dispensers, face soap tubes, face lotion bottles, face lotion jars, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eyeshadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, lipliner pencils, hand lotion tubes, hair gel tubes, hair paste jars. We get paid for each item. Bring them to Room 12 in the elementary building or to the recycling collection area in front of the elementary office. PLEASE NOTE: hair spray cans, deodorant cans, nail polish bottles and nail polish remover bottles ARE NOT acceptable.
Ways to Help
Project A+: Clip and save Project A+ redemption panels from Tyson
boxes or bags. Each panel we collect is worth 24˘ for our school! Drop off
Tyson Project A+ redemption panels at the collection center outside the
Mills Box Tops for Education: Box tops can be found on General Mills
cereals, Yoplait yogurts, Betty Crocker products and more. Bring the
General Mills Box Tops for Education symbols to the collection center outside of
the elementary office. General Mills will give MTCS 10˘ for each box top.
Visit www.schoolpop.com when making
purchases online. You can register with MTCS and shop at tons of popular
online stores. Schoolpop rebates a percentage of your sales to the school.
It's another great way for everyday shopping to benefit MTCS.
Goodsearch.com: Register for MTCS to be your charity. Each time you use this search engine to locate a topic, they will donate 1 cent to MTCS. You can also shop through GoodShop.com at the same site. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to MTCS. It is indicated at the merchant's link.
Publix: Do you shop at Publix? Come to the HS office to get a key fob to get swiped each time you shop. MTCS gets a donation each time you shop. Feel free to get one for you, your relatives and friends.
MTCS is no longer participating in the
Campbell's soup label program because of their support of non-Christian views.
you for your continued support of our school!