What is Scrip?
Scrip is a term that means “substitute money.” The Scrip Program is a fundraiser for our parish that doesn't require any extra money and only a little bit of extra planning. Sts. Peter & Paul Parish purchases gift (Scrip) cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center, as well as several local retailers at a discounted price. These cards are available to purchase at face value. The difference of the card value and the discounted price is profit for our parish. It’s really that simple!
When families use these gift cards at their favorite retailers, they are fundraising while they shop. Great Lakes Scrip Center offers a huge variety of retailers, including grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and so much more. We also offer a number of local gift cards including: Holiday Foods, Carriage Inn, Haub Steak House, Murphy Chiropractic, and more! It’s easy to make scrip a part of any shopping routine. Using scrip regularly for weekly purchases, a single family can easily generate $500 or more annually toward their fundraising goal!
It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work! Check out the Scrip Order form for a list of all the brands you can buy scrip for and start earning rebates for our parish today!
How can Scrip benefit your family?
The Scrip program not only benefits our Parish, but parents with children in Sts. Peter & Paul School, Kinder Haus Preschool, and/or in our Religious Ed Program can benefit from the use of Scrip cards. Those Sts. Peter & Paul Families who have students at St. James can also benefit from our program and have their credits applied to their St. James school tuition. The School Fee Reduction Program divides the profit from each card purchased equally, with 50% of the profit staying at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, and they other 50% being credited towards the family to be used to offset registration, book fees, and/or tuition.
Who can use Scrip?
Not only can parents of school-aged and preschool-aged children participate in the School Fee Reduction Program, but so can everyone else! Parents can encourage family members and friends to purchase Scrip cards and have them designate them as the family to benefit from their purchases. Example: Granny Smith comes in to purchase Scrip cards in the Parish Office. She tells the office staff “My grandson, Johnny Jones goes to school here; I would like the Jones family to receive the credit."