Fundraising Programs

CBTBI has many ways for its membership and supporters to help fund our programs. Often, these programs cost you nothing, and can even save you money, while benefiting the synagogue.

We encourage you to learn about these opportunities and participate in as many programs as you can.

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TD Bank Affinity Program

TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program provides our synagogue the opportunity to earn annual cash contributions, at no expense to our membership.  We’re thrilled with the ease of participating in this program and that there is no cost to our organization or our members. In fact, the more you save, the more we earn!

More information on the TD Bank Affinity Program is available here.

 

Gift Card / Scrip Program

Over the course of more than 20 years at CBTBI, the Gift Card/Scrip program has had the potential to be one of the synagogue’s best and EASIEST fundraisers. We purchase gift cards for a wide variety of local businesses at a discounted rate (like Shoprite, Acme, Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy, and dozens more) and resell them to you at face value. It costs you nothing. If you want to spend $25 at Target, you pay $25 and get a gift card for $25. We make it easy to get gift cards. “Stations” are available throughout the area, during school hours and at most activities and programs. We’ll also deliver gift cards to your door! All you have to do is ask. This program costs you nothing, but yields big returns for the synagogue.

More information on the Gift Card program is available here.

 

AmazonSmile

Do you buy on Amazon? If so, Amazon will donate a portion of its proceeds to our synagogue with every purchase you make. Here’s how to do it:

  • First, log onto your Amazon account through Smile.Amazon.com.
  • Click on “Accounts & Lists” at the top right.
  • On the next screen, under “Other Programs,” click on “Change Your Amazon Smile Charity.”
  • Type “Congregation Bnai Tikvah” (no apostrophe in Bnai) in Turnersville, NJ as the organization you wish to support. 
  • You must log onto AmazonSmile, each time you want to make a purchase in order for the synagogue to receive money.
  • You also must use an internet browser on your desktop or laptop computer, your mobile phone, or your tablet. Purchases that are not made using an internet browser (for instance, using the Amazon Shopping App, Kindle Store, FireTV, Amazon Dash, or Amazon Echo) are not currently eligible for donations.

 

Restaurant Fundraisers

Everyone has to eat.  Why not eat somewhere that gives back to the synagogue?  Once a month or so, we plan a day/evening where synagogue members, family and friends can have a delicious meal and meet outside of the synagogue.  Restaurants in this program keep track of sales during a specified time, and donate a percentage of that revenue back to CBTBI.  Talk about “just deserts” — what a delicious way to support the synagogue!  To find out when the next restaurant fundraiser is, consult the website or call the synagogue office. And if you use gift cards to pay for your meal, the synagogue gets a double benefit!

 

Save-around Book

The Save-around Book provides hundreds of dollars in coupon savings for the places you already shop and dine.  Purchase this book once, and you keep saving all year long.  For each book sold, the synagogue receives a percentage of the book sale.  And best of all, you save too!

 

Community Directory

Once a year, CBTBI publishes its annual Community Directory, a fundraiser that has been one of the best in past years.  Inside the directory we provide news about the goings on at CBTBI and give the membership an opportunity to honor children, grandchildren and loved ones.  But mostly its about local businesses that choose to support us by placing an ad in the directory.  You can support the directory by either honoring your loved ones or by soliciting ads from the merchants you already visit.  Either way, it’s easy to do, because you’ll be asking for ads from local merchants and professionals you already use.  Directories are available to the membership in the synagogue library.

To place or solicit and ad, please use one of the following Ad Forms:

2019 Directory Tribute and Ad Form via Diane

2019 Directory Tribute and Ad Form via Paul

CBTBI Directory Personal Name & Memorial Form

 

Annual Affair

Once a year, CBTBI holds a major fundraising event at which members, supporters and friends mingle.  In recent years, it’s been a golf outing and dinner or banquets. These events generally include auctions and raffles, which are the major source of revenue for the event.  But the big draw for these events is simply the fun. 

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