Together we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who's been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt prayers for a full recovery.

COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of the annual Sacred Heart Catholic School “Give from the Heart” Gala, which in normal years has provided necessary funds to pay our teachers, help students facing hardship, and meet general operating expenses at our school. Without these funds, our school will find itself in a situation from which would be extremely challenging to recover. Currently we are doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and continue to provide an excellent Catholic education for our students, but we are struggling. This is a vital moment for our school and for our Sacred Heart community.

After thoroughly examining our budget and timeline, we have decided to come together to launch Sacred Heart Catholic School’s 300 @ $300 Campaign. It’s simple: if 300 people donate $300 or more to our school, we will meet our fundraising goal. Donors over $500 will be entered to win some amazing prizes. And thanks to changes in the Federal Tax Guidelines, donations up to $300 are 100% tax deductible even if you don’t itemize.

Donations can be made through the following methods:

● Visit our website at sacredheartboise.com and click “Give Now.”

Please be sure to select “300 @ $300” in the donation options.

● Mail back the included donation form in the pre-addressed envelope to Sacred Heart Catholic School.

We are enormously proud of our community’s sense of unity and our faithfulness to God. It is in times like this that we are reminded of how interconnected we all are. We thank you for being part of our community and supporting our mission of Catholic education. If you are able, please consider making a donation to Sacred Heart Catholic School’s 300 @ $300 campaign. Also, please consider asking your employer about matching gifts or visiting our website to view a list of employers with matching gift programs.

If you’re unable to donate at this time, there are many other ways you can support us! You can advocate for us by sharing our mission with a family member or friend. Even a quick mention on your social media would mean the world to us! You can go to: https://www.facebook.com/Sacred-Heart-Catholic-School-192474774117620/ or contact our Development Director for an electronic copy of this letter to send to others via email. Our Development Director, Stephanie, can be reached at: sballis@sacredheartboise.com