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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, gasoline, clothing, and other essentials. With every purchase, you earn revenue for our parish.
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. St. Francis de Sales Parish buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center and other local retailers 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 the parish's revenue.
Scrip is "shopping cart fundraising”
Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don’t have to sell anything. Parishioners produce revenue by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip.
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Questions? Ask your coordinator listed below or email with any questions you may have. Then put your shopping dollars to work for St. Francis de Sales Parish!