Thrive Drive

Goal is to raise $75,000

All funds raised directly support tuition assistance. Last year, a record number of families received assistance! This year, we want to do the same, or better!

Opportunity for students to support each other 

Saint Francis High School offers the lowest tuition of all private and Catholic schools in the Bay Area.  To remain low and offer financial aid to qualified families, students are expected to enthusiastically participate.

Our partner company, Great American Opportunity, generously provides 50% of every sale to Saint Francis. Products available include:

Magazine subscriptions and renewals
NFL, NBA, MLB gear and accessories
Gift wrap
Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts
Graduation and School gifts
Garden gifts
Gourmet foods
And more!

Three Collection Days

Wednesday, August 27
Wednesday, September 3
Tuesday, September 9

Four Prize Days 

Friday, August 29
Friday, September 5
Thursday, September 11
Final Prize Day – Friday, September 19

All school rewards

If the quota of 5 orders per student is met, the entire Saint Francis community will enjoy no school on Friday, Feb. 13. (creating a 5-day weekend).

If 3,000 orders are recorded on the first collection day, the entire school will enjoy free dress on Friday, Aug. 29.

If there are an additional 3,000 orders by Sept. 3, there will be two consecutive free dress days on Thursday, Sept. 4 AND Friday, Sept. 5.

Finally, if our quota is met by Sept. 9 we will have three consecutive free dress days on Wed. Sept. 10, Thurs. Sept. 11, and Fri. Sept. 12.

Individual Incentives

Raffle: Your name goes into the raffle for every 12 orders you turn in on a single collection day. Super odds to win….24 orders = 2 entries, etc.

Prizes - First Prize: A trip to Hawaii, Five days and four nights (in April)
Second Prize: Amazon Gift Cards
Third Prize: Event Tickets

Prize Coins: The 3 collection days are Triple Point Days! For every order you sell, you earn 3 prize coins. There is no limit to the number of orders or coins you can earn. You can redeem your points for the following:

6 coins – Candy

8 coins – Candy upgrade

14 coins – Red Vine Licorice Tray

20 coins – $5 Togo’s sandwich gift certificate

30 coins – “Get out of 1 hour of detention” card or In-N-Out Burger certificate

60 coins – $25 Cash

100 coins – $50 Cash

Reminder: Combining coins with your friends is not Holy Cross and will result in a loss of coins.

Prize Wheel – Bonus for the First Two Collection Days ONLY: The Prize Wheel guarantees CASH from $5 to $100! Get one spin for every 7 orders you turn in on Wed. Aug. 27 or Wed. Sept. 3.

7 orders = 1 spin, 14 orders = 2 spins, 21 orders = 3 spins…you get the CASH

Overall Top Sales:

Top Salesperson at the end of the Thrive Drive wins $200 cash plus 6 raffle entries.
Top 3 salespeople of each collection day win a lunch certificate to In-N-Out Burger.
The top 3 classes win a pizza lunch.
Juniors and Seniors: sell $500 of paid orders and get 1 free Junior Prom or Senior Ball bid.
Top 2 Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in total verified sales receive $50. (Excludes Top Overall Salesperson)


Ordering Options


Order online here. Click the ‘register’ link and create your account. You can email family and friends with an invitation to support you and Saint Francis. (No emails are shared.) Be sure to use your student name to ensure credit and prizes… away!

Paper Order Forms
Fill out the order forms provided in the packets and turn them in to homeroom accompanied by checks made payable to Saint Francis High School on the collection days. Payment in full must be received with the order forms for students to receive credit toward their quota and sales incentive awards.

Magazine Drive Calendar

Friday 9 19

Thrive Drive Prize Day

Friday 2 13

Possible Thrive Drive Free Day

Contact Us

  • Office of Institutional Advancement
    Phone 650 968-1213 ext. 465
    Fax 650 968-3241

    Institutional Advancement Staff

    • Holly Elkins '93
      Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
      650 968-1213 ext. 294
    • Mike Speckman
      Director of Endowment and Financial Aid Programs
      650 968-1213 ext. 267
    • Greg Calcagno '83
      Alumni Director
      650 968-1213 ext. 293
    • Aurea DeFranco '84
      Associate Development Director
      650 968-1213 ext. 282
    • Pam Klaus
      Associate Development Officer
      650 968-1213 ext. 253
    • Gloria Joy
      Development Office Assistant
      650 968-1213 ext. 261