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Holy Cross Scrip 2014

August 14, 2014

Fundraising While You Shop

What is Scrip

Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that 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 Holy Cross.

How Scrip Generates Revenue For You

The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Holy Cross buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount – from two to fifteen percent or more – is Holy Cross’s revenue.

Scrip is “Shopping Cart Fundraising”

Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don’t have to sell anything. Families produce revenue by making  regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip.

It’s easy to get started. SCRIP is available weekdays in the school office and weekends after Mass at church. or you can use backpack mail and send it to school (with this method, a waiver form must be on file allowing child to bring home the certificates). Please use SCRIP whenever possible and spread the word to grandparents, neighbors, coworkers, anyone can use it!

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