Many ways to help Saint Teresa of Avila School are very easy.  

Ask grandparents and other family members to sign up or save labels, too

Bonus Bucks

The Bonus Bucks program is a Scrip program where gift cards can be purchased from the school and used in your everyday life.  Saint Teresa has purchased gift cards from a wide variety of local vendors. You pay face value for the card. You use the card just like cash for your normal expenditures.  

Bonus Bucks are an easy way to defray your tuition costs.  For each card that you purchase, a certain percentage of the face value goes to reduce your tuition.  For example, purchasing $150 in gift cards for Giant Eagle, Shop’n Save, or Kuhns will earn $4.50 of credit.  If you purchase that for four weeks of the month, that is a credit of $18.  Family members can also buy Bonus Bucks and provide your family’s name to receive the tuition credit.

Tuition Credits from Bonus Bucks purchases are credited to your tuition account quarterly.  When you log into your Smart Tuition account, you will see the credit.  

Purchases in June, July, and August are credited in September.

Purchases in September, October, and November are credited in December.

Purchases in December, January, and February are credited in March.

Purchases in March, April, and May are credited in June.

Any questions about the crediting can be directed to the Rectory Business Office at 412-367-9001 x509.

Bonus Bucks can be purchased in the following ways:

  • Send the order form and check to school with your child in an envelope marked “Front Office: Bonus Bucks”.  The order will be sent home with your child that day or you can choose to come to the office to pick it up.  
  • School Office on school mornings from 8:15 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.
  • Rectory Office on Saturdays from 8:30 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
  • Rectory Office on Sundays from 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Alphabetical Card List

Grocery Card Order Form

Bonus Bucks Instructions

Special Cards Order Form

Amazon Smile

Whether you get everything from Amazon or just an occasional item, your purchases can help St. Teresa School! Simply setup your Amazon account to setup St. Teresa as your charity and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases made at to the school! To learn more go to

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products.  Clip and send to school – each Box Top is worth 10 cents.  Schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need.  Occasionally, stores hold promotions where they give away extra Box Tops at checkout.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit

Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows businesses to direct their state tax dollars toward scholarships at the school of their choice. Several businesses are already enrolled in this program on behalf of St. Teresa School. Please consider this opportunity to direct your business taxes to support the families of St. Teresa School. The application process is simple, and all businesses entities can apply, including sole proprietorships. If you are interested in this tax credit opportunity for your business, please contact the school at 412-367-9001, ext 530. A member of the Advancement Committee will be able to assist you and answer questions. For an overview of the program and the application process, you can go online.

Electronic Recycling

Printer inkjet and toner cartridges and old cell phones can be sent to school and recycled.

Giant Eagle Apples for the Students

Giant Eagle’s Apples for the Students program can associate your Giant Eagle Advantage Card with the school.  Use it each time you shop at Giant Eagle to earn points for our school.

To sign up, visit their website.  Our school code is 1177.

Labels for Education

Labels for Education UPCs and caps can be collected and submitted anytime during the year. The school receives 1, 5 or 10 points per UPC/cap depending on the product and is given a catalog full of items that can be chosen for “purchase” with the points in the school account.  Simply clip and save UPCs and beverage caps from participating products, and send the UPCs and beverage caps to school – the points really add up!

My Coke Rewards

Codes are found on specially marked packages of Coca-Cola products.  The school receives points for the Coca-Cola caps and packages.  

Red Robin Burgers for Better Schools

Help our school raise money all year long with Burgers for Better Schools! It’s free to join and easy to participate. All you have to do is become a Red Robin Royalty member, select our school, and Red Robin will donate 1% of all purchases you make at participating locations. Learn more at

Shop ‘n Save

Link St. Teresa School (85) to your Perks card so we may earn points to reward our children with free assemblies through the S.E.E.D program.   You can link your card right on their website.

Please fill out the Perks to Pray and Play form (school number is 19) and turn into Shop’nSave at Pines Plaza, Rochester Road, or Glenshaw.  The school will receive gift cards to help purchase items for Open House, Field Day and Catholic Schools Week.  We do not collect Shop’nSave receipts anymore with these programs.