outside of school

Ways to Give & Support

When it comes to providing assistance, Shalom Christian Academy conducts a thorough and independent financial aid process to determine whether a family qualifies for assistance.
Tuition scholarship funds come from people like you and from a community of donors, foundations, and local businesses who have a desire to see that children have the opportunity for a quality, Christ-centered education.

Before you give, we would ask you to pray. Pray that the Lord continues to bless the ministry of Shalom Christian Academy and provides for both the needs of the school and the needs of our families. 

Gifts of any amount that support Shalom are appreciated and show your confidence in our educational mission. For more information, talk to Business Manager Jeryl Hoover at jhoover@shalomca.com or call 717-375-2223. 

You can make a lasting impact for students at Shalom Christian Academy with your charitable gift. Several options let you provide for your family while supporting Shalom today or for years to come. Options include:

Annual Fund & Fair Share

Annual funds are given on a yearly basis to help support the Shalom Christian Academy budget. This goes to helping the overall budget of our school. 

Before scholarships are awarded, every student at Shalom pays only 72% of what it actually costs to provide a student's education. We do this to help keep tuition affordable. Our Fair Share gives parents who are able an opportunity to give above and beyond to an amount they feel is fair based on their circumstances. Our faculty and staff are committed to Shalom and believe in our mission and work for salaries less than their peers in the public school system. We are thankful that our community gives in many ways to bridge the gap. 

Fundraisers – Golf Tournament, The Great Pie Sale, Race for Education 

Shalom holds fundraising events throughout the year including the Golf Tournament, The Great Pie Sale, and the Race for Education. Visit our events page to learn more. 

To become a sponsor, please contact Business Manager Jeryl Hoover at Shalom Christian Academy at jhoover@shalomca.com or 717-375-2223. 

EITC / Business Support

Are you a business owner? The state-operated  Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program awards tax credits to eligible businesses that make a contribution to an approved scholarship program (such as Shalom Christian Academy). These funds are then distributed in the form of scholarships to income-qualifying students.

How much tax credit can my business receive through a tax credit contribution? The credit is 75 percent against taxed owed if the contribution is made in a single year. If a company provides a two-year commitment of equal funding, the credit rises to 90 percent. Existing charitable deductions may also apply.

How do I know if my business is eligible? Any business authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of PA and pays any of the following taxes: personal income tax of S-corp shareholders or partnership partners, corporate net income tax, capital stock/foreign franchise tax, bank shares tax, title insurance & trust company shares tax, insurance premiums tax, mutual thrift tax, malt beverage tax, retaliatory fees under section 212 of the insurance company law of 1912.

For more information or to see if your business will qualify, call Shalom’s Business Manager Jeryl Hoover at (717) 375-2223. Additional details can be found here –
https://dced.pa.gov/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/
 

Easy Ways to Support Shalom When You Shop  

Easy ways for parents and others to help support Shalom Christian Academy
 
Amazon Smile
Shop at Amazon.com? Simply switch to Smile.Amazon.com for your next Amazon purchase and a portion of your order will benefit Shalom Christian Academy. Visit smile.amazon.com and choose the Shalom Christian Academy Association as your charity.
 
Box Tops for Education -  https://www.boxtops4education.com/
Simply purchase qualifying products with the Box Tops for Education logo, cut them off your item, send it to school – it’s that easy! Our annual goal is to raise $3,000 – every one helps! Earn even more with the new Box Tops App – https://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp
 
A+ for Giant Rewards Program
Do you shop at Giant Food Stores/Martins Food Stores? It’s easy to raise money for Shalom. Simply link your Bonus Card to Shalom by signing up for the A+ Giant School Rewards Program and earn money for our school. Sign up here – https://giantfoodstores.com/school-rewards/
 
 

Employer Gift Matching

Check with your employer to see if they will match your charitable gift to Shalom. You could increase your gift dollar-for-dollar if your employer supports charitable donations.
 

Endowment

Make a long-term commitment to future students of Shalom through an endowment. An endowment grows principal and generates income. The principal of the endowment is invested in perpetuity, and only a portion of the investment’s earnings is used to benefit the academy. Because the remainder of the earnings are directed back to the fund, the endowment grows over time.

IRA or Retirement Plan

You can lower the taxes on your retirement withdrawals by making a gift to support a charitable nonprofit organization.