Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Carroll ISD and Ozarka Team Up for 3rd Annual Give Back Challenge

For the 3rd year in a row, Carroll ISD is challenging all 11 CISD campuses to participate in a gift card drive from Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14. This year, the campuses will compete to see who can raise the most money in gift cards for our neighbors at The Gatehouse in Grapevine, a supportive living community where women and children leaving a crisis receive safe refuge, ample time, practical resources and healthy relationships to discover new paths for permanent, positive change.

The winning school will be announced during the game at Dragon Stadium on Friday, September 14. The campus that collects the largest dollar amount in gift cards (based on a percentage of their overall student enrollment) will be named this year’s Compassion Cup winner. New this year, the winner will be based on dollar amount raised, not quantity of cards as in years past.

Ozarka is again taking the Give Back Challenge one step further by pledging to donate one .5L bottle of Ozarka® Brand Water (up to a maximum total 5,000 bottles) for every dollar raised by CISD under this program. The donated water will also go to The Gatehouse.

Each gift card should be a minimum of $5 in value, and all gift cards should be labeled with their dollar amount. There will be a labeled gift card drop box in the front office of each campus, the CISD Administration Building and on site at Dragon Stadium at the Ozarka booth at the September 14 game. Gift cards that will be most useful at this time include: Visa/MasterCard, Amazon, grocery stores, Main Event, Walgreens, CVS, and fast food restaurants. The Gatehouse gifts these cards to families in need, as well as gives fun gift cards, like Main Event, to the kids in the Gatehouse community who are celebrating a birthday.

Gift cards will be picked up at all campuses at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14.