The Cristo Rey model is dedicated to changing the lives of students from economically challenged families. The cost of educating one student for one academic year is approximately $10,000. Students' families only pay what they can afford, based on household income and family size; the average family contribution is only $800. Wile the Corporate Work Study model allows students to earn more than half of their tuition, there is still a considerable financial gap. Holy Family Cristo Rey relies on the generosity of supporters like you to cover the balance.
Holy Family Cristo Rey's mission is to transform Birmingham, one student at a time. We know that the best way to break the cycle of poverty is through education and work experience. Our students are committed to defying the odds and persisting in college. You can match their commitment and help them realize their dreams by making a gift to our school.
Please consider supporting Holy Family Cristo Rey in one or more of the following ways:
Contribute to the Annual Fund.
Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund ensure that Holy Family Cristo Rey will continue to meet the many expenses of running a school. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and greatly appreciated. Click here to donate now.
Sponsor a Student.
Holy Family Cristo Rey students earn more than half of the cost of their tuition through participation in Corporate Work Study Program. However, a gap remains, even after family contributions. When you sponsor a student, your $4000 gift covers the balance of a single student's tuition costs for one year, and makes a tangible difference in the life of a young man or woman dreaming of a better future. Sponsors may also make a $16,000 pledge to cover the cost of educating a student for all four years. Sponsors receive a profile and photograph of their student, as well as correspondence from the student and the opportunity to meet him/her. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact our Development Office.
Redirect Your State Tax Liability.
The state of Alabama allows you to redirect up to 50% of your state tax dollars towards scholarships for K-12 students. Holy Family Cristo Rey partners with the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund and Scholarships for Kids to ensure that students are receiving a quality education that fits their individual needs, Individuals who contribute to these scholarship granting organizations (SGOs) may redirect up to 50% of their Alabama state tax liability through the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013. Learn more by clicking here.
Attend an Event.
Throughout the year, Holy Family Cristo Rey holds several fundraisers, including two annual events. Our signature Rey of Hope Gala, is held each spring at The Club. We also host the REYndeer of Hope 5K Run in December. Please consider supporting our school by registering to attend one of these events.
Give While You Shop: Amazon Smile
The next time you want to make a purchase on Amazon, proceed to the following link instead of Amazon.com: www.smile.amazon.come/ch/13-4341859. Just login as you normally would, and 0.5% of your purchases will automatically be donated to Holy Family Cristo Rey. Make sure to always use smile.amazon.com while shopping on Amazon to ensure we receive your donation!
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