All families of children who attend Our Shepherd need to donate a minimum of 10 hours of their time throughout the school year. The program is set up for each family to earn credits for the many different ways they contribute to the school. This time can be spread out among different events and service areas.
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 cash that can be used toward tuition and various fees at Our Shepherd Lutheran School & Church.
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations to purchase large amount of scrip (gift cards) from grocery stores, department stores and other retailers. Because the scrip (gift cards) is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Our Shepherd buys the scrip (gift cards) from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to your organization members for full face value. The discount - from 1.25% to 16% is our organizations profit. More than 75% of this profit is returned to school families to offset the cost of school fees (i.e. class trips, buy outs & tuition). Over $25,000.00 has been given back to Our Shepherd families and Church organizations. You can earn these monies also. Scrip is easy…..give it a try. Don’t forget, Scrip can be used for birthday, shower and also Christmas gifts.
There are 100’s of retailers, restaurants, gas stations around the United States that participate. Check the website at www.glscrip.com to see a list of the nationwide retailers. This does not include local stores.
Scrip is sold every day at school. Tuesday mornings in the school library from 8:00 AM until about 9:00 AM, and Friday afternoon by the school office starting at 3:00 PM until about 3:45 PM. You may also purchase scrip from Miss Pierce Monday thru Friday but be respectful of her teaching requirements.
All orders must be dropped off on Friday’s. Orders need to be at church by noon on Friday and 3:30 PM at school. Remember there are no phone orders.
Shopwithscrip.com is an easy way to order scrip gift cards from the comfort of your home. You can pay for the order at the time it is placed, using presto pay, or write a check and place order form and check in the scrip box in the school office. All orders must be paid for before delivery is made.
Go to www.shopwithscrip.com to use the tutorial and become familiar with the website. Our Shepherd’s enrollment code is 88BL69F2487. Also check out Presto Pay, a way for paying for scrip on-line. The benefit to shop with scrip is you can track your purchases and earnings from any internet linked computer. You can also place your order any time day or night. All orders are processed on Fridays with delivery the following week.