Education Briefs for March 28

Holy Redeemer raises $16,250 in six weeks

The year 2018 brought another successful Catholic Schools Raffle at Holy Redeemer School. Teachers, staff and the surrounding community of Marshall united with students and their families to raise a total of $16,250 for the school.

Since Jan. 12, students of Holy Redeemer have been selling $5 raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle, a fundraising program provided free of charge by sponsor Catholic United Financial since 2009. Holy Redeemer is one of 84 schools in Minnesota and the Dakotas that were involved in 2018. Catholic United Financial provided all promotional materials, raffle tickets and prizes for the program at no cost. As the tickets were sold and money came in, families and staff counted their total. They keep every dollar raised during the six-week ticket selling period, which ended Feb. 25.

On March 7, the Raffle officially concluded with a prize drawing ceremony streamed live on the Catholic United Financial website. The prizes, valued at over $40,000, included a new 2018 Chevy Trax SUV, vacation and travel packages, iPads, Smart TVs and more. Catholic United also rewarded the hard work of the top student classroom at Holy Redeemer with a pizza party and the top selling student won a new self-propelled WowWee robot.

Funds raised by participating schools, like Holy Redeemer School, are used to enhance school programs and facilities, including funding field trips, building playgrounds, supplementing tuition costs and providing new education technology.