What Is Scrip?
Scrip is a term that means "substitute money"
When All Saints Catholic School (ASCS) families & parish members purchase Scrip, they’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates that are used just like cash. The Scrip is issued by the national and local retailers where many of ASCS families already shop. These merchants want to support non profit organizations, and in return ask you to support them by shopping with Scrip at their stores. ASCS members can use Scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, they earn revenue for ASCS.
How Scrip generates revenue for you?
Because the Scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. ASCS buys the Scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center and local vendors at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to you for full face value. The entire discount – from two to fifteen percent or more – is retained by All Saints Catholic School. Family purchases are credited back to their individual accounts until satisfied. Non-family and satisfied family account purchases are retained by ASCS and used to decrease the assessment request to our three parishes.
Scrip is a "shopping cart fundraising”
The reason for the effectiveness of Scrip is simple: families generate revenue through purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with Scrip. An organization of 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars per year on food, clothing and other essentials. If these families use Scrip for these purchases, they can raise as much as $40,000 to $80,000 per year for ASCS –without spending an additional penny.
Retailers like Scrip, too!
Families who purchase Scrip certificates actively support the retailers who participate in this program. The reason is simple… they know that buying from a Scrip participating retailer provides a steady source of revenue for their church, school, or non-profit organization.
How Do I Order $crip?When, Where, and How To Buy $crip
Scrip is available at All Saints Catholic School in the Business Office/ $crip Office located in the St. John Parish Office:
Normal Weekly Schedule
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Please watch notes and bulletins for changes)
Scrip is available from the S.S. Mary & Hyacinth and St. Wencel Parish Offices during regular business hours.
*Scrip is also sold after every mass at all three parishes.
Please click here to open the Target Takes Charge of Education Information. Participation in Target’s Take Charge of Education benefits ASCS, however, individual credit cannot be given towards $crip accounts because Target does not allow our school to view the family donation breakdown.