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

How scrip generates income for St. Mary's Church and School, St. Andrew's Church and St. Theresa's Church

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 School and Church, St. Andrew's Church and St. Theresa's Church parish members and school families 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, McDonalds, Taco Bell, and hundreds more.  

Find Out More

Ask your scrip coordinator listed below for the latest participating retailer list or click here: Vendor List 11.12.20 . Then put your shopping dollars to work for St. Mary's/St. Andrew's/St. Theresa's.  

Nancy Bogenschneider and Sue Weinberger

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

Where can I get Scrip?

Scrip cards  can be purchased at the Parish center and St. Mary’s School office from 7:30 am - 3:00 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?

Anyone who purchases Scrip can designate a family to receive their 2% rebate discount to go towards 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. 

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.

NOTE: The Scrip link above is in Adobe Acrobat format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 8 or above to view and print.  If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed or you have an older copy on your computer, you will need to download a free copy, of the current version.  Click Here to download Acrobat Reader.

Families - Raise Right Scrip app

Raise Right Family User Guide