Operated since 2010, this program is a simple and effective way to turn everyday shopping that parish families plan to do into fundraising dollars.
Gift cards may be ordered and we also have cards on-hand you can buy. We accept cash or check only. Payment is due when you place your order.
Here’s our remaining schedule for 2017:
|Order and purchase on-hand cards||Pick up orders and purchase on-hand cards|
|March 4-5||March 11-12|
|April 1-2||April 8-9|
|May 6-7||May 13-14|
|June 3-4||June 10-11|
|August 5-6||August 12-13|
|September 9-10||September 16-17|
|October 7-8||October 16-17|
|November – all weekends||November – all weekends|
|December 2-3||December 9-10|
|December 9-10||December 16-17|
Our parish buys the actual retailer gift cards (scrip) from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount and resells them to parishioners for full face value. The rebate (from two to 15 percent or more) is retained by the parish. Initially the funds were dedicated to our new church construction fund. Since the church opened, the funds have been dedicated to the mortgage. We have averaged about $5,000 per year.
Parish families who buy the cards then shop and use the gift cards instead of cash, checks, or credit cards.
Have questions? Interested in helping with this ministry? Contact Michel Fiscus at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d like to offer gift cards sales every weekend and can do that with more volunteers.
Great Lakes Scrip Center has helped thousands of non-profit organizations like ours.