Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Monday, February 20, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
IF YOU SHOP AT FRED MEYER, PLEASE HELP US RECEIVE "COMMUNITY REWARDS"!
Through this program Fred Meyer donates $2.5 million each year to participating nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest, based on where their customers instruct them to give. If you shop at Fred Meyer and have (or are willing to obtain) one of their Rewards Cards, you can go to their website and indicate that you want a donation, based on the amount of money you spend there, to go to our church. Individuals lose nothing by participating! Participants continue to earn personal Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates.
Step-by-step instructions explaining how to sign up are available in the church office and on our website. (If you've signed up correctly, the following message will appear at the bottom of your Fred Meyer receipts: "Thank you for participating in Fred Meyer Community Rewards. You requested Fred Meyer donate to Oak Grove United Methodist Church.") Signing up involves several steps but it's a one-time thing, after which you'll just need to remember to use your Rewards Card whenever you shop at Fred Meyer (or tell the cashier your phone number, if you've linked it to your card).
So far only a handful of our members have signed up for this free program and arranged for their share of the Community Rewards to go to OGUMC. (The 4th Quarter 2015 donation we received from them, $49.67, was based on purchases made by only 8 participating households.) If you haven't signed up for it yet, please consider doing so ~ it's FREE money for our church!