We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for our organization. It’s called “scrip”, and it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop.
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including Sheetz, Giant Eagle (can also be used at Valu King), JCPenney, Boscov, TJMaxx, Walmart/Sam’s Club, The Gap/Old Navy, Shell, BP, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster and MANY, MANY others.
You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple -- scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our church keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business…
You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no work and no selling…
Our church gets a regular source of revenue.
The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our church without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline, dining out, and even travel (hotels, motels, flights, cruises, car rentals).
Scrip is also a great solution to gift giving, for all ages, all occasions.
The St. Mary Scrip Program is a simple and effective fundraising program. Since its inception, our Scrip Program has earned nearly $28,000. Thanks for your support.
If you wish to place an order or have any questions, please call or email our Scrip Coordinator, Olga Hodge, at 814-487-4890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information you may download our SCRIP FLYER.