Supporting St. Francis

Raising Funds for Academics, Athletics, and More

Our Home and School Association (HSA) plays a key role in organizing a variety of “fun”draisers to support our academic and athletic programs, including field trips and other events.

The HSA works hard to help build a strong relationship between parents, teachers, and students in order to create a more involved, engaged school community. By hosting school community events, organizing volunteers, and planning teacher appreciation events, the HSA helps to create the close-knit and supportive environment we all love here at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School.


Purse Bingo (Open to the Public)

When: October 12, 2023

Where: 500 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801

Join us for a fun evening of designer purse bingo for the adults with lots of great prizes. Wine and goodies will be available.  


Christmas Wreath Sale (Open to the Public)

When: October 16-November 3, 2023

Where: 500 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801

You can purchase our very popular holiday wreaths and other items, including holiday centerpieces and door swags. A flyer and further information will be sent home with students.


Penguin Run/Santa Social (Open to the Public)

When: December 2, 2023

Where: 500 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801

Join us for our annual charity run and social event supporting the school. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast after the run, and then peruse the vendor tables for Christmas gifts. There will be a special children’s shopping area where children can purchase low-cost gifts for parents, which will be gift-wrapped for free. We will also have a 50/50 raffle, photos with Santa, and mimosas for purchase for the adults. This is a great event for the whole family. Our very popular holiday wreaths will also be available for purchase. Sponsorships are available!  


Bull & Oyster Roast (Open to the Public)

When: February 2, 2024

Where: 500 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801

Back by popular request, we are hosting a stand-alone bull and oyster roast.  Join us for an evening of great food and fun for the adults. 


SFdS Auction (Open to the Public)

When: March 2, 2024

Where: 500 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801

Join us for an adults-only evening of great food and fun! Auction items will include beautiful art projects made by your own SFdS students, experiences, specialty baskets, and more! Proceeds will benefit future HSA programs and sports. Sponsorships are available!  


2024 Annual St. Francis de Sales Alumni Golf Tournament

When: April 27, 2024 

Time: 8:00 AM Registration opens, 9:30 AM Shotgun Start

Where: Nutter’s Crossing Golf Course

Join us for our Annual St. Francis de Sales Alumni Golf Tournament. This tournament brings together alumni, current St. Francis families, faculty, parishioners, family, and friends for a fun-filled afternoon in support of the school. Sponsorships are available!  Please contact Tournament Co-Chair Danny Nolan,, if you are interested.



Additional Ways to Support SFdS

In addition to our major fundraising events, we offer several ways to support St. Francis all year long:

  • Purchase SCRIP gift cards
  • Scan receipts through Box Tops for Education
  • Volunteer your time, knowledge, and skills
  • Make a donation

SCRIP Gift Cards

Get tuition credits and volunteer hours by purchasing gift cards for restaurants, grocery stores, and many other items. You can purchase gift cards for places you already spend money (like Land’s End for uniforms!). The school then earns money for each purchase made, and you earn tuition credits and 5 volunteer hours for every $2,000 spent. You can purchase SCRIP as outlined below:

  1. Send in a completed SCRIP form along with a check in an envelope to the school office. We will send the cards home with your child.
  2. Purchase cards in person directly from the parish office. We accept cash, check, and credit cards.
  3. Use the Raise Right app. Purchases can be loaded directly into your “wallet” in the app, or you may choose to have the cards you purchased sent home with your children.

Box Tops for Education

Participating in Box Tops for Education is an easy and free way to raise money for SFdS Catholic School! Simply scan your receipts into the app after you go to the grocery store. The app identifies eligible purchases and automatically adds them to the school’s account. The school receives a check twice a year with the Box Top earnings. Anyone can participate (think of asking friends, family, and neighbors!) and designate SFdS Catholic School to receive funds.


If you would like to support SFdS Catholic School, consider volunteering! Every family is required to volunteer at least 30 hours each year. Information about how you can volunteer can be found on the HSA web page and the SFdS HSA Penguin Pride Facebook Page. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any questions you have about volunteering.


Financial donations fuel our school’s growth by enhancing academic programs, maintaining facilities, and supporting extracurricular growth. Consider making a donation to our Annual Fund to invest in our future leaders today!

From The Parents...

" I have been both a parent ,friend and volunteer At St Francis since 1975 when my first son entered kindergarten . There have been so many wonderful caring talented teachers connected with St. Francis De Sales over the years. The faculty principal and support staff at the school are truly amazing . Their dedication and hard work this year considering the circumstances. — it’s just mind blowing. Thank you for everything you do for our school and the community at large"

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