What is Scrip?
Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. Merchants who want to support non-profit organizations make their gift cards or “scrip” available at a discounted rate enabling organizations to generate revenue every time a card is purchased.
What is so great about Scrip?
The reason that fundraising through Scrip is so effective is simple: families produce revenue for the church by making purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts and gasoline can be purchased with scrip raising thousands of dollars for the church without spending an additional penny!
How can Scrip help me?
Scrip can be a very effective tool in managing family finances. It encourages thinking ahead and planning where money will be spent on a weekly and monthly basis. In today’s economy any tool to support effective budgeting is worth a second look!
How long will it take to get my cards?
Gift cards are ordered on a weekly basis. Cards that are ordered and paid for on Sunday are available for pickup on Wednesday evening or the following Sunday.
Where will the money go?
Currently the Scrip program will be going to the general fund.
Where do I start?
Take a look at the order form. There are currently over 140 merchants on our list. (If you frequent a merchant not on the list, please let us know and we will do our best to add them!) Fill out the order form for the cards that you could be using. Bring it back to church on Sunday with a check made out to St Timothy’s and we will do the rest!
What if I have more questions?
- Ann Powell, Mary Rabideau and Sherry Kutchenriter are available to help you!
- If there is a business not listed on the order form that you frequent, please let us know and we will look into adding them.