We're pleased to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for our church. It's called "scrip," and it's the fundraising program that works while you shop as you normally would.
Scrip is simply a word that means "substitute money" — in other words, scrip is gift certificates or gift cards from national and local retailers. They're the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including Stop & Shop, Big Y, West Side Market, Red Lobster, CVS, Kohl's, Best Buy, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, iTunes, L.L. Bean, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Home Depot, and hundreds of others.
You're probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It's simple — scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates or gift cards to our church 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. Scrip is an exciting opportunity, because everybody wins:
The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business…
We get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves 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 and even dining out.