The spirit of generosity at PacPoint is remarkable. Caring parents, grandparents, community sponsors, and friends have invested in the mission and vision since the school’s founding in 1995. This partnership and tradition of giving enable PacPoint to continue improving and excelling each year in all aspects of private education: adding new academic curriculum, keeping pace with changes in technology, and challenging staff with professional growth opportunities.
There are four primary ways to give to Pac Point. You can help support us through:
- The Annual Fund
- Major Fundraising Events
- SCRIP Programs & AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com)
It’s easy to give online and every gift makes a difference in the lives of our students.
Pac Point is 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. See your personal tax-deductible or more information.
Typically an “-athon”, the Fall Fundraiser is a school-wide fundraiser where student participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for reading books, knocking down bowling pins or walking laps. In years past, the purpose of the Fall Fundraiser has been to raise funds to start a technology/media center, build playgrounds improve safety at PacPoint. The walk-a-thon had the added benefits of building awareness among students about the importance of health and physical fitness. The read-a-thon encouraged students to start out the school year with an emphasis on reading. This fundraiser involves all students, staff and parent volunteers. By meeting the school-wide fundraising goal, students typically earn “Spirit Week” – a week of special themed free dress days.
The spring fundraiser is by and large PacPoint’s largest fundraiser of the year. In the past, the school has held large “Gala” events that included a formal dinner, dance, dessert dash and silent/live/online auctions for adults in our community. Family participation is encouraged in attendance and volunteerism!
As long as the City of Gilroy agrees, Pac Point will open its annual fireworks booth to sell “Safe and Sane” fireworks to the Gilroy community. Our fireworks booth is located at 8220 Monterey Ave in downtown Gilroy in the Little Johns Fine Jewelry parking lot, across the street from the Longhouse Restaurant. The booth is open daily from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm from July 1st through July 4th. We always need help staffing our booth! Stop by the school office and sign-up to sell fireworks at our school booth beginning May 1st. We offer Double HIS hours when you volunteer on the 4th.
These fundraisers are one of the many great ways to earn H.I.S. hours!
Pac Point earns money when you shop through the following retailers:
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com select Pacific Point Christian Schools as your charitable organization. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to our school.
Register your debit and credit cards for use in the eScrip program. Participating online merchants (such as AmericanEagle.com, Apple.com, Kohls.com, Macys.com, Nike.com, OldNavy.com, Walmart.com, and many more) will make a contribution to PacPoint based on purchases made by you.
• Go to www.escrip.com, create an account, add Pacific Point Christian Schools as the organization you would like to support, then register your debit or credit cards. Each time you shop at a participating online merchant, they will make a contribution to Pac Point based on your purchases.
SCRIP Gift Cards:
Families can generate funds for Pac Point through purchases of gift cards for everyday expenses such as groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, and even gasoline. The gift cards may be purchased at the elementary school office and work just like cash.
For example: You plan to go to Safeway today to spend $100.00. You would come to the school office, write a check for $100.00 to Pac Point and receive $100.00 worth of Safeway Scrip cards. You make your purchase of $100.00 at Safeway using your Scrip cards, then the school earns a percentage of your purchase. It’s that simple! Click here for a list of gift cards that are available.
The history of Pac Point is the story of a school built, supported and sustained through the collaborative generosity of all who have come to know and love it. We hope that you will help us continue this legacy of generosity so we may continue to provide an outstanding Christian education program for the Gilroy community.
As tuition alone does not cover all the costs incurred to the school district, Pacific Point seeks funds to support and strengthen its existing programs. Family participation is a key to the success of these events in order to keep tuition and fees from soaring. Thank you in advance for your investment in the mission of building a firm foundation through Christ-centered education. Your gifts, no matter the size, will make an eternal difference in the mind, heart, and future of each student at PacPoint!
- 50-75% Academic Programs (technology, music, art, sports, library, tuition assistance, and field trips)
- 15-30% Staff Support (staff training, professional development, staff emergency assistance)
- 5-15% Institutional Advancement (advertising, marketing, and public relations events).
Your Generosity is Greatly Appreciated!