Support ACS During Your Shopping Experiences

There are several ways you can help during your regular shopping trips including General Mills box tops, Ingles shopping centers and Publix grocery stores.  Click here to find out how.

Special Promotions / Programs

  • Use www.goodshop.com (enter Athens Christian School for "who you support") and you help ACS everytime you shop.
  • Office Depot 5% Back to Schools Program.  Support ACS by making purchases from Office Depot.  Find out more at www.school.com  and click on the 5% Back to Schools Program link. Use the Program ID number 70024619 and ACS gets 5% back!
  • Amazon Smile - Holiday shopping is easy with Amazon's Holiday Gift Guides. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Athens Christian School Inc..  Gift Guide Link: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D12745394011&ein=58-1089989
  • Kroger Community Rewards -  Thanks to our ACS parents that participate in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  We received over $1000 last year from this program.
    While improving the technology needed to improve the Community Rewards System, Kroger will be suspending the need for Customers to re-enroll – Every household will remain in the Community Rewards Program in 2017 - 2018. Please visit www.Kroger.com/communityrewards to enroll, be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.  If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card,  they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization's name on the right side of your information page.  Please remember you must swipe your registered  Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count. 
  • Target Red Cards can be linked to the "Take Charge of Education" - ACS School ID #5477.
  • Ingles Grocery Stores can be linked as well.  School ID #11841.  Click here for more info on re-activation your Ingles card.

 

Development - Ways you can help

Athens Christian School is a private, non-profit, 501-c3 corporation which is not supported by church funds or government funds.  We set our tuition and fees to an affordable level so that we can serve as many families as possible.  For example, this includes capping tuition to 2 and ½ students for larger families.

We have a wonderful group of faculty and staff with great ideas for improving the educational and extra-curricular opportunities that we can offer at ACS.  We invite you to become more involved as the Lord has blessed you.  We encourage your support for building projects, to purchase equipment, and to support operations.  Your gifts are tax deductible as allowed for 501-c3 organization.  Many companies and businesses have matching giving programs for qualified organizations.  This is an excellent way to multiply your giving.  We are happy to help with documentation for these matching funds.

Here are some ideas for how you can help with donations:

While cash and pledges are the most common methods for giving, the following gift options are also available, and many offer considerable tax benefits.

  • Kindergarten is collecting toys; clean, used toys, costumes and playhouse furniture appropriate for ages 3-8. Please no guns or weapons. They can be dropped off in the Kindergarten Office. Please call 706-549-0580 if you have any questions.
  • Appreciated Securities – Giving stocks and bonds that have been held for more than one year provide even greater tax benefits than giving cash. If the appreciated security is given to a qualified charitable organization, such as Athens Christian School, the donor avoids capital gains tax and most likely will qualify for a tax deduction on the entire value of the charitable gift.  The simplest way to transfer securities is to have your broker contact the School Office.
  • Life Insurance Gift – Give a life insurance policy with Athens Christian School as owner and beneficiary.
  • Estate – Leave a legacy by making a gift in your will to Athens Christian School. A bequest is one of the simplest ways to remember those you care about most.
  • Pledges
  • Cash
  • One more way that you can help is with the Kroger Community Rewards Program  - ACS is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, you may begin enrolling online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Click on Sign In/Register. If you are a new online customer, you must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the "New Customer?" box. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions. You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Update or confirm your information. Enter Athens Christian School, select organization from list, and click on confirm. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see Athens Christian School's name on the right side of your information page. Please remember you must swipe your registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.


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