We are pleased to introduce Scrip Fundraising!
Epiphany participates in the Great Lakes Scrip Center program that enables families to raise money for the church. Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards.
You purchase gift cards through Epiphany at face value. Epiphany places the order for those cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate for Epiphany. It’s really that simple!
Great Lakes Scrip Center offers over 700 of the country’s biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. Just by using scrip to pay for your normal weekly purchases, you can easily raise $500 or more per year. It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Scrip?
How does Scrip work?
What’s the catch?
How much can we earn?
What will happen to the proceeds?
What retailers participate in the Scrip program?
How do we place orders?
Can orders be placed online?
How do we get the cards?
Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that enables families to raise money for their non-profit organization (NPO). Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards.
Retailer sell the gift cards at a discount. Families buy the gift cards at full face value and redeem them for full face value. Epiphany receives the difference as revenue.
If there is a catch, it would be that families would need to plan their purchases a little bit.
There is no limit to how much Epiphany can earn from the Scrip program. To give an example of what a family might spend in a month, consider these expenses:
Food $75/week x 4 = $300/month
Clothing $ 50/month
Gas $25/week x 4 = $100/month
Dining out $ 50/month
Total $500/month x 12 months = $6000/year
Considering that the average portion of each scrip purchase that is earned by an organization is 5%, these modest spending levels would generate $300 each year for Epiphany. If just 20 families actively participate in the Scrip program, that’s $6,000!
Revenue from the Scrip program will go to Epiphany’s Capital Improvement campaign, with the first focus being the replacement of the carpet in the Great Hall. Future capital improvements will be determined by the Building & Grounds Committee.
Over 740 retailers generously participate in the Scrip program. National and local retailers participate, as well as restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, entertainment establishments, and hospitality companies. Review the Retailers List to see all of the retailers.
With a focus on grocery stores, the deadline for the first order is November 5, 2017, in time for Thanksgiving shopping. Complete an order form listing the quantities and dominations desired. Write in any other retailers you would also like to purchase, after referring to the Retailers List. Total the order and make payment payable to Epiphany Episcopal Church.
Online ordering will be available soon. Look for the announcement in the Sunday Paper and eNewsletter.
Once the order is received, the cards will be distributed Sunday before and after the 10 AM service. The first order should be received by Sunday, November 12, 2017. Other arrangements can also be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips for Using Scrip
Tip #1: Planning a road trip? Be sure to take along gas station gift cards to use on your pit stops.
Tip #2: Need a gift for a couple? Give the gift of a Date Night by combining a gift card from a favorite restaurant with a gift card from one of the participating theaters.
Tip #3: Have a college student away at school? Make sure they have groceries by sending grocery store gift cards in their care packages.
Tip #4: Are you a regular at your favorite restaurant? Keep gift cards for favorite restaurants on hand for those last minute dinner out nights.
Tip #5: Do you use the Starbucks mobile app? Enter your gift card number into the app for easy use.
Tip #6: Do you make a weekly run to Target? Keep Target cards in your wallet for quick purchases.
The list of retailers can be found here.