What is $crip?

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, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for our organization.  

How scrip generates income for St. Mary's/St. Andrew's/St. Theresa's

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. Mary's/St. Andrew's 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 our income.  

Scrip is "shopping cart fundraising"

Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don't have to sell anything.  St. Mary's/St. Andrew's/St. Theresa's parish members produce revenue by making regular household purchases we would make anyway.  Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip.  

What cards can I purchase?

They are from  places you already shop at weekly like: Piggly Wiggly, Wal-Mart, Kwik Trip, BP, The Pub, McDonalds, Taco Bell, , and hundreds more.  

Find Out More

Ask your scrip coordinator listed below for the latest participating retailer list . Then put your shopping dollars to work for St. Mary's/St. Andrew's/St. Theresa's.  

Nancy Bogenschneider and Sue Weinberger

Go to www.glscrip.com under retailer list for a complete listing of all vendors.

Where can I get Scrip?

Anyone can purchase these Scrip cards after all Masses, at the Parish center, and St. Mary’s Daycare from 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  Our weekly order is ordered Friday by Noon.  Just turn in your order form to any of the participating Scrip sellers.

Who benefits from Scrip?

Any participating purchaser can designate a family to receive a 1% discount on their School or Christian Formation tuition for the following year.  You just write the first and last name on the order form to whomever you want to help out. 

Last year we were able to give back over $6600 to school families for tuition rebates and over $1500 in Christian Formation rebates also.  The Scrip program was also able to donate $5000 to the church and $250 to the Christian Formation program.

You earn money for St. Mary School, Christian Formation, and the Church without spending any extra money that you wouldn’t be spending already at local and National retailers.


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