What is scrip?
Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for our organization. Scrip order forms are green, and orders are due on the Second Monday of the month.
How scrip generates revenue for you
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non‑profit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Our organization buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount is our organization’s revenue, 4% of all your sales will be credited to your fundraising quota. Credit accumlates from April1st to May 31st.
Scrip is “shopping cart fundraising”
Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don’t have to sell anything. Organization members produce revenue by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip. Scrip is ordered once a month, all orders are due on the second Monday of the month.
What are Food Gift Cards?
Food gift cards are available daily, Monday – Friday at the rectory or by sending an order and money into school. Gift cards are available for Giant, Weis, Redner’s and Valley Farm Market.
These gift cards can also be purchased after Saturday and Sunday Masses. Enclosed you will find an order form listing all denotations. You will be credited 4% from each gift card purchased in your child’s name. Food Card order forms are yellow and can be used any time.
Find Out More
Call Gina or Janice at the Church Rectory with any questions, 610-432-9384. Enclosed you will find a list of participating retailers. Scrip is ordered once a month, usually on the second Monday of the month. All orders and money should be turned into the school or rectory by the second Monday of the month. Food Certificates are always in stock and can be purchased daily.
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