For years, Walbridge School has relied on the Great Lakes Scrip program to help our PTO raise funds and our parents pay for tuition and after school care. The money you raise buy using the Scrip cards is split between the PTO and our families’ accounts.
Scrip is a simple fundraising program that works while you shop...literally! In other words, Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” in the form of gift cards and gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store to use as gifts or to budget your hard earned income. There are hundreds of popular national retailers that participate in the Scrip program including Kohl’s, JCPenney, The Gap, BP, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, Target and many, many others. We also carry cards for local retailers like Woodman’s, Culver’s, PDQ, and Willy Street Co-op and we appreciate their support of our Scrip program.
You’re probably asking 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 school keeps the difference as revenue. Scrip is exciting, because everybody wins! Here’s how:
- The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business...
- You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling...
- Our school gets a regular and continuous source of revenue.
The beauty of Scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping 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.