Magazine Drive

What is the Magazine Drive?

Our annual Magazine Drive is the first student driven fundraiser of the year and runs from Friday, September 8th through Friday, September 22nd. Students, faculty and staff sell magazine subscriptions and other fun items to raise money to support the school. Holy Cross receives a 40% profit from orders placed through the drive.

What is your part?

We would like each student to make a minimum of five (5) sales by the end of the drive. If each does their part, our goal will be reached. As an added bonus. we will earn a day off from school. Your support will make all the difference in reaching our goal of $25,000.00.

Please ask your family and friends to try out a new magazine or renew their subscriptions directly through the Magazine Drive. They can also consider placing orders through the “Gift of Reading” program. Your generosity will impact others through great causes like the USO, Save the Children, The Humane Society and World Vision.

How are orders placed?

There are two ways you can order:

  1. You may order directly through a student during the drive by filling out a subscription form.
  2. Visit
  • Click: "Parents and Students"
  • Click: "Is This Your First Visit?" to set up your account (important to track sales). Our school's Online Store ID# is 2663441.You can shop for magazines and many other gift items here.This site can be used throughout the year.Please print out your receipt and submit it on any turn-in day to receive proper sales credit. If our drive has ended, you don’t need to submit a receipt.
When are the Magazine Order Turn-In Days

Magazine Order Turn-In Days have passed for this school year.

What are the Cumulative Prizes?

Top seller prizes this year:

  • 1st place- $200.00
  • 2nd place -$100.00
  • 3rd place -$50.00

A Holy Cross fleece blanket is awarded to those who turn in ten orders.

There is a cash prize drawing on each turn-in day.Every student who brings in three or more orders on a turn-in day will be entered into that day's cash prize drawing. There will be (4) $25 cash prize winners each day. It is the student’s responsibility to claim all earned prizes during their lunch period on prize distribution days.

Parents, how can you help?

Our Annual Magazine Drive Fund Raiser begins Friday, September 8th. We are in need of parent volunteers to help tally orders on any or all of the turn-in days between 7:00am and 10:00am:

  • Tuesday, September 12th
  • Friday September 15th
  • Tuesday, September 19th
  • Friday September 22nd

If you are available and would like to help, please contact Donna Marino at either 203.574.5422 ext.223 or

THANK YOU to all who participated in this year's Magazine Drive. Congratulations to our top prize winners!

Top Three Sellers:
1st Place: Brendan Lynch ’18
2nd place: Julia Dzinski ’19
3rd place: Max Blaschke ’20

You may continue to order items throughout the year and Holy Cross will continue to earn credit.

Visit the Great American website at

Click: "Parents and Students"

Click: "Is This Your First Visit?" to set up your account (important to track sales).

Our school's Online Store ID# is 2663441. Here you may shop for magazines and many other gift items.