SCRIP Fundraiser

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.

Forms, Links, and Information Fliers

50% of the profits earned will go directly into the school budget.  The other 50% can be designated by you to a specific account.

  • Student Lunch Account

  • Student Tuition Account

  • Class Trips (School Choir, Florida, Washington DC, High School Youth)

  • School Budget

  • St. Paul’s Scholarship Fund

  • Church & School Debt Reduction

How Scrip Generates Revenue for You

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.  Our organization 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 organization's revenue. For example, if you would purchase a $100 Dierbergs grocery gift card, you would pay $100 for the gift card and would be able to use it for the full $100. Scrip would then give us a 5% rebate. We take that rebate (which would be $5) and give you 50% (which would be $2.50) to apply towards tuition, lunch, trips, church debt reduction, etc. (see order form for all options). The other 50% goes to the school.  At the end of the school year, the rebates will be used to buy items that are needed that are not included in the school budget.  It’s just like fundraising but without having to sell something.

Scrip Is "Shopping Cart Fundraising"

Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don't have to sell anything. Organization members produce revenue by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip.

Online Program

How do I sign up for the "Shop with Scrip” online program?

  • Go to:                                          

  • Click on Family Sign Up!  Create Account

  • Follow the directions.  Click Next.

  • Enter Enrollment Code:  Please contact the School Office or Patricia Johnston for the Enrollment Code.

  • Click on "Place Order” to begin shopping

  • Add items to Cart

  • Click Check Out when you’re done shopping

  • It’s that easy! 

Online ordering allows you to:

  • View more gift card choices

  • Make selections 24 hours a day

  • Browse and search for gift cards

  • View order history

  • Reduce the chance of order errors

  • See up-to-date rebate amounts, and more!