The St. Clement’s Scrip Program is a unique fundraising program that works while you shop.
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money”. In other words, Scrip is gift certificate from national and local retailers. They are the same gift certificates that you buy at the store and are available in various amounts. Many popular retailers participate in our Scrip program including JC Penney, The Gap, Pizza Hut, Barnes and Noble, Home Depot and many, many others.
You are probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It is simple. Scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our school at a discount. School families buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue. And Scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
- The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business.
- You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling.
- Our school 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 school 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, dining out, on-line purchases and even as gifts.
The Scrip program is ongoing throughout the school year, with orders being placed every two weeks (and more frequently during the holidays).
The St. Clement’s Scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program. For more information on the Scrip program, you can visit their website at: www.glscrip.com or contact our Scrip Coordinator, Renee McGinn, at firstname.lastname@example.org.