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 money for our church building fund.

How Scrip generates donations for our church
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of our church and other non profit organizations to purchase large amounts of gift cards and gift certificates 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 twenty percent or more goes directly to our church building fund at no cost to your family.

Example 1: LL Bean offers $25 cards to the church with an 18% rebate. Your family buys the $25 card from the church and purchases $25 worth of clothing and the church keeps a $4.50 donation from LL Bean for your business with them.

Example 2:
Speedway offers $25, $50, & $100 gas cards to the church with an 4% rebate. Your family has two cars and buys the $50 gas cards from the church every week for a year. Over the year, the church keeps $104 in donations from Speedway for your business with them.

Scrip is "family budget fundraising”
Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don’t have to sell anything. Our parishioners produce revenue for the new church building fund by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip. We all purchase these items, why not have those purchases go to help our parish instead of the credit card company? Marathon gas stations, for example, offer a 4% rebate on $250 gas cards. Most of us probably spend this much on gas every two months. Use these cards for a year to buy gas and our parish will get an extra $60. If 10 families did this, we would have an extra $600! Imagine how much we could raise if 10 families used Scrip for most of their everyday expenses!

Ready to get started?
Your family can begin putting its shopping dollars to work for our church right away by asking our scrip coordinator listed below for the latest participating retailer list or by going to shopwithscrip.com and creating an account.

Important: Once you have created your account enter enrollment code E6AL3AC227463 to allow our church to benefit from your scrip purchases.

St. George Russian Orthodox Church
Scrip Coordinator
John Oakley
(513) - 543 - 7370