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'Tis the Season of Holiday Giving

Friday, November 17, 2017

As you prepare to do holiday shopping—both groceries and gifts—please be aware of the affinity programs Burgundy has with local and national retailers. Sign up your grocery loyalty card (Giant and Harris Teeter) to benefit Burgundy and look for Box Tops on the products you buy. If you shop at Pottery Barn or Amazon.com you can give to Burgundy through their affinity programs. For more details, visit the Ways to Give page and click the Affinity Programs tab. We appreciate the community's support in these supplemental fundraising opportunities.

Amazon Smile

Share a smile—and a percentage of your purchase—by shopping at Amazon Smile! Visit Smile.Amazon.com, where you will be prompted to choose a charitable organization you'd like to support. Type "Burgundy" into the search tool, select our school, and Burgundy will receive 0.5% of the purchase price of your eligible purchases. These dollars add up, and last year Smile shoppers earned $528.75 for Burgundy’s Annual Giving fund. Thank you!

Please note that only purchases made after logging on from Smile.Amazon.com (not Amazon.com) qualify. Be sure to designate Burgundy before any big shopping sprees on Black Friday or Cyber Monday!

Support Burgundy via Amazon Smile!


Giving Tuesday

You may be participating in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday—but after that comes Giving Tuesday! Started just a few years ago, the Giving Tuesday campaign encourages people to give locally to organizations in their communities and show support online through social media. Look for an email on Giving Tuesday, November 28, and like Burgundy's Facebook page for more opportunities to interact.

You can also support Burgundy through workplace giving if your employer participates in United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign. Our United Way number is 8380 and our CFC number is 15325. Please don’t forget to send in a copy of your pledge form to Michele in the Advancement Office.

Giving Tuesday