What is SCRIP?
Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing gift cards or certificates, which are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials. With every purchase, you earn revenue for our school.
How scrip generates revenue for our school -
We purchase the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center, a National Company, and our local businesses at a discount. We then re-sell the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount from two to fifteen percent (or more) is where we get our profit from.
Scrip is "shopping cart fundraising”
Scrip has been a popular fundraiser because families don’t have to sell anything. We make our profit by you making regular household purchases you would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline and fuel oil can be purchased with Scrip.
If you shop at Hy-Vee for your groceries once a week and spend $50, the school would receive a 3% profit of $1.50. You might not think that this is a big return for us, but if 50 families purchase $50.00/week for 52 weeks this would be our profit.
$50 x 3% = $1.50 x 50 families x 52 weeks = $3,900
This is just for groceries! You can purchase Scrip for gas, eating out, department stores, going to the movies and even remodeling just to name a few. It’s also great for gift-giving! Our Profit for this past year was over $16,000!
How to order
Fill out the order form and you can pay by check or cash. During the school year your order will need to be turned into either school office by 9:30 AM on Monday mornings. We place our orders on Mondays and it should be back in the office for pick-up on Wednesday afternoons. You can also choose to have your Scrip sent home with your child or pick it up in the office. There is a place on the order form to request this. We also keep Scrip on hand and it is available after the weekend Masses at both parishes and in either school office during school hours. If we do not have what you want, we will then order it with our next Monday order.
You can also order online - see links at right.
If you have any questions concerning Scrip, please contact Susie Tranel, our Scrip Coordinator, or call either school office.