What is scrip?
It has a funny name, but scrip fundraising can be a powerful tool. Simply put, Scrip is an alternative way for you to pay for items you already purchase while helping raise money for St. Mary’s Elementary School.
How does it work?
You purchase Scrip gift cards from us and use them to purchase what you want.
Picture this: You make your usual trip to your local grocery store. You fill your cart as usual—with fruits, vegetables, meal ingredients, and normal odds and ends—and head to the register. Your items are rung up and bagged, and you pay a grand total of $400. Guess what? You just earned $28 for your kids’ school. On the way home, you pick up a video and a pizza. That’s another $1 for good old St. Mary’s Elementary.
How is this possible? Welcome to scrip.
The concept is simple: St. Mary’s Elementary purchases gift certificates, or scrip, from popular retailers at a discount, which the retailers are happy to give because they’re guaranteeing themselves customers and some goodwill advertising. YOU then buy the gift certificates from the school at face value. The difference in price is kept by the school. YOU spend the scrip at the retailer, where it’s worth the full face value; you don’t spend an extra dime to help the school, nor do you have to change stores.
And school earnings can really add up. The most successful scrip schools get hundreds of thousands of dollars per year from scrip. Typical schools with modest programs can earn $3,000 to $10,000 without an undue amount of effort.
Sounds great! how do I get involved?
Gift cards will be available to purchase at
St. Mary’s Elementary School Office:
Mondays from 7:30am-3:30pm, beginning on Monday, Sept 18th &
Still have questions? Contact 231.6941