The Christian Education Committee is please to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for our church. It’s called “scrip”, and it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop.
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including JCPenny, The Gap, Shell, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, and many, many others.
You’re probably askinf yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple- scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our church keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
- The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business…
- You get a powerful fundaising alternative that involves no selling…
- Our church get a regular source of revenue.
The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our church without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shipping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.
For more information about our new scrip program, please see the display in the church narthex for facts and enrollment forms. A member of the Christian Education Committee can also answer your questions.
ALL ORDER FORMS AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED — NOT POSTMARKED — AT THE CHURCH BY THE SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. ORDERS ARE PLACED PROMPTLY TO ENSURE THAT DISTRIBUTION WILL OCCUR ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY, SO LATE ORDERS CANNOT BE INCLUDED.
ORDERS CAN BE MAILED TO THE CHURCH AT:
GOOD SHEPHERD U.C.C.,
3940 Mountian Road
SLATINGTON, PA 18080.