Bingo is back! Well, not quite – the State of Tennessee has approved a raffle for the Diocese of Knoxville. Who will benefit? Our Catholic schools!
Last year, Catholic families in the Knoxville area demonstrated a need for $2.4 million in tuition assistance. However, the tuition assistance fund could provide just $1.6 million in aid. So, how can we close that gap, continue to welcome all families, hire quality teachers and build our Catholic schools? The raffle, in the form of a daily prize calendar, will support the tuition assistance fund and the schools and parishes that help sell the calendars.
With $50,000 in prize money donated by calendar sponsors and 365 chances to win up to $500, the calendars will be mailed out in early December, which makes them a great Christmas gift. And, with a purchase price of $36.50, (the cost of only 10 cents per day or three calendars for $100), you can be assured that your sales are supporting the development of our Catholic school students as Scholars, Leaders, and Saints! Beyond all that, the calendar is also a functional resource for families, with important feast days and school and national holidays included.
The 2018 Catholic Schools Calendar Sale provided more than $260,000 in tuition support to our Catholic school students. The 2019 Calendar Sale will begin in October 2018, revisit our site then to purchase your calendar and chance at winning!