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 items like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for St. Francis and tuition credit to Leblond HS for your current or future student or that of a friend or relative.
Scrip is “shopping cart fundraising”
Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families do not have to sell anything. Families produce revenue by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip.
How scrip generates revenue for you:
St. Francis buys scrip at a discount and re-sells the certificates to families for full face value. The discount – from 2-15% or more – is a revenue for St. Francis. As an incentive for all families to participate in the scrip fundraising program, all discounts will be split with families – ½ of the revenue will go to St. Francis and ½ of the revenue will be credited back to the family as Leblond tuition credit. The tuition credits will be applied to the family’s account at Leblond in May. For those that families that do not have a child at Leblond at this time your credit will accrue until your child is a student at Leblond.
Scrip is available many ways for your convenience:
The entire scrip inventory is available by weekly orders. All orders are due by Monday morning at 8:15 and will be sent home with the student the following Friday afternoon unless other arrangements have been made. Also, a large amount of scrip is available instantly through the church office Monday through Friday, after all Saturday and Sunday masses, and Friday mornings outside the school office from 7:30 am – 7:55 am.
Families will receive regular updates on all scrip details in the bulletin and through school. Vendors join and leave the program throughout the year and also change the donation to the church or the denomination available. Some vendors offer bonus discounts, especially around the holidays.
What does St. Francis do with their part of the proceeds?
School of Religion 10%
Youth Groups 20%
Adult Enrichment Programs 30%