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St. Rita School
...the place to be where the love of Christ is lived and shared.
Classroom decorated with dog-themed desks with protection barriers

Thank You for Your Support

We know these are trying times and we are grateful for your support of St. Rita School. It is the generosity of our many parents, grandparents, friends, and community members that enable us to continue to provide a high-quality education academically, socially, and spiritually. Every donation, regardless of size, makes a difference in the lives of our children.

There are many ways you can give and we thank you in advance for your continued support of our school.

Donate Online

We welcome online credit card donations through our secure Paypal account.


Donate With Check/Money Order

You can also mail a check or money order made payable to St. Rita School to:

St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06517

Legacy Bricks Fundraiser

Legacy Walk at St Rita School flyer

Legacy Bricks Fundraiser

The legacy walk at St. Rita School is hosting a fundraiser! Please be a part of history at St. Rita School by purchasing a legacy brick to complete the walkway leading to our new Mary Prayer Garden and outside the classroom. Personalize your beautiful 9 inches by 6-inch paving brick in memory of a loved one, as alumni, SRS family, or Divine Mercy parishioner. The reasons are endless, your support is priceless! The cost of a brick will be $125.00. To order your legacy brick, complete the order form and submit your payment per brick to St. Rita school. Be sure to order now as quantities do have a limit!

Student Emergency Relief Fund (SERF)

Together we give

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, was #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity and a time to stay connected and heal. For St. Rita School it's about supporting our community during this difficult time, not only on May 5, 2020, but every day thereafter.

In keeping strong to our mission of unity in community, we have established the Student Emergency Relief Fund (SERF), a tuition assistance initiative to support our school families. All SERF proceeds will directly benefit our SRS families in need of financial assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand this is a challenging time and not everyone can give, but if you can make a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Remember no gift is too small.

When you give to SERF, you not only support the culture that is St. Rita School but Catholic education as well.

Crusaders Care Fund

Alumni Post Card

Dear Alumni and Alumni Families,

Coming your way soon is your Crusaders Care Fund alumni postcard. Our appeal, this year, supports a well-deserved "face lift" for St. Rita School! Please help us reach our goal of $30,000 with a donation today. Every donation, big or small, will make a difference.

We are happy to introduce a new giving category, "Young Alumni." We created this category especially for our alumni who graduated in 2010 to the present. The young alumni donation is only $20. We are thriving, and with your help we will continue to grow for many years to come.

On behalf of Mrs. Tiezzi and our faculty and staff, we thank you for supporting St. Rita School.


Joanne Bruno

Advancement Director

P.S. We love our alumni! Please take the time to complete our alumni news questionnaire located on our Alumni page. We would like to share in your successes and your amazing adventures.


Im going to pay for these things anyway. I love being able to use gift cards so we get something in return. -Jen H

St. Rita School is premiering our new year-round fundraising initiative with our ShopWithScrip gift card program!

Scrip turns your everyday shopping into earnings for our school because SRS will earn money every time you shop. From your purchases of the over 750 brands of gift cards available, St. Rita School will automatically receive a rebate percentage from each card. There's a gift card available for every occasion - from groceries, gas, dining out, home improvement projects, clothing, travel, and so much more!

There are two ways to get started, you can view our scrip flyer, or go directly to the ShopWithScrip website. We have a new Scrip Enrollment code: L243EA4A61315. You must set up your personal pay online account, PrestoPay, to secure your gift card purchases. Physical gift cards will ship to St. Rita School, Attention: Advancement Office. We will notify you when your gift cards have arrived.

Questions? Please email Rosa Sullivan.

Happy shopping!

Does Your Company Offer Volunteer Grants?

Double the Donation - matching gifts made easy

Volunteer grant programs, also known as “Dollars for Doers” programs, are corporate giving programs created to encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work. Through these programs, companies provide monetary grants to organizations where employees volunteer regularly. 

Please take a moment and ask if your employer participates in a volunteer grants program. Your time and talent at St. Rita School could turn into dollars for our school! Questions? Feel free to contact Joanne Bruno.

Lifetouch and Shutterfly

Lifetouch and Shutterfly flyer

St. Rita School is thrilled to announce a new fundraising opportunity with Lifetouch and Shutterfly, who’ve joined forces to capture, preserve, and share life’s special moments.

With their help, we’ve created a custom online storefront, which is a year-round program, where you can shop the extensive Shutterly collection of photo books, gifts, premium stationery, keepsakes, home decor, and so much more - and for every purchase made, Shutterfly will donate 8% to our school. Please see the shutterfly flyer for more information.

It’s easy to support us:

Visit our Shutterfly Storefront at:

Click through to start shopping! Purchase thoughtful gifts and keepsakes for friends, family, and especially yourself. That’s it! For every purchase made, 8% of the proceeds will go toward helping St. Rita School. It’s that easy. Plus, you can even use applicable Shutterfly discount codes to save on your entire order. In addition, watch for special promotions exclusive to St. Rita School families and friends.

Please feel free to share this information, and our storefront online location with you friends, family, and co-workers - the more orders we receive through our storefront, the more our school earns!