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 items like food, clothing, gas, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for our organization.
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. Since the SCRIP is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Our local participants give great discounts as well. Saint Francis School buys the SCRIP from the Great Lakes Scrip Center, and local retailers and restaurants, at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount from 2 – 15% or more is our school’s revenue.
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, and even gasoline can be purchased with SCRIP.
A Saint Francis Church parishioner may register to have half of the revenue generated in their account credited to a specific family, or 100% of their revenue may be donated to the school’s fundraising account. This is a great way for parishioners to help school families and school fundraising!
To find out more, please contact Nancy Zupich, SCRIP Coordinator at Saint Francis School: 814-765-2618.