Volunteers are always needed for the school’s fundraising efforts. These include Cookbook Committee, the annual magazine sale, Scholastic book fair, and the Sarris Easter candy sale.

The school also earns money from a variety of easy programs and collections that cost nothing to participants. Shopping at Giant Eagle and Office Depot can raise money for Sacred Heart. Collections of old cell phones, used inkjet and laser toner cartridges, and General Mills and Campbell’s labels go on all year long and bring in cash and other rewards for the school.

Campbell’s Labels/General Mills Box Tops

Save the labels from Campbell’s and Chunky soups, Franco-American products, Pepperidge Farm breads and cookies, V8, Prego, Swanson and other Campbell’s products, and send them into school. Also send in “Big G Box Tops for Education” logos from General Mills cereals, Betty Crocker fruit snacks, Yoplait yogurt, and other products all year long.
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Heart of Pittsburgh Cookbook

The Heart of Pittsburgh Cookbook and The Heart of Pittsburgh Cookbook II are for sale from the SHES Parent Teacher Guild. These award-winning cookbooks have been a hit both inside and outside Sacred Heart. Each book costs $15, or buy both for $25. Cookbooks can be purchased through any Cookbook Committee member.

The Cookbook Committee’s purpose is to sell both volumes of the Heart of Pittsburgh Cookbooks. This is done through a concerted effort of small tasks including representing the books at retail outlet tasting events, preparing recipes for tasting events, maintaining correspondence with retail outlets via phone and e-mail, and processing book orders and deliveries. New ideas for marketing are always welcome. Meetings are held monthly, but attendance is not mandatory. Committee members participate on an as needed/as available basis left to their discretion. Call the school office for chairperson contact.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette articles about the cookbooks:

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Easter Candy Sale

Students sell Sarris Candies and receive incentives based on the amount of their sales. The sale is scheduled to deliver in time for Easter. Volunteers are needed at school on pick-up day to help. Call the school office for chairperson contact information or email

Giant Eagle Advantage Card

The school receives free computers and equipment. Enroll your Giant Eagle Advantage Card with the Apples for Students program.

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Magazine Drive

The magazine sale and renewal drive is a fundraiser held every September. The proceeds from the drive are invested in the Endowment Fund. The yearly interest from this fund is used to provide scholarships for families with a financial need. Volunteers are needed to tabulate orders and other tasks. Call the school office for chairperson contact information or email
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Office Depot

The school gets 5 percent of the value of purchases at certain times, often during the back to school period and sometimes beyond. You must mention the school’s name and number (70088220), or ask the cashier to look it up for you.
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Printer Cartridge / Cell Phone

The school participates in an educational and environmental partnership program with Charitable Cartridge Recycling. By collecting empty inkjet and laser toner cartridges, and old cell phones, the school can earn money for school activities. There is a bin for printer cartridges and cell phones near the front doors at Sacred Heart. Businesses can also participate through the Sponsor-A-School program. A collection bin can be provided for offices and other businesses, so if you know of a business that would like to participate in this environmentally friendly program, call the school office.
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Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is usually in the fall. Parents preview and purchase paperback and hardcover titles on the weekend and at parent-teacher conferences; students visit the Book Fair with their classes. Volunteers are needed to sell books and to supervise the fair. Call the school office for chairperson contact information or email
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Sacred Heart Elementary School  |  325 Emerson Street  |  Pittsburgh, PA  |  15206  |  (412) 441-1582  |