Dear Original Tiny Tots Parent Participation Preschool families,
We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a new fundraising program for our school. It’s called Shop With Scrip, or simply “scrip”, and it’s a fundraising program that works while you shop.
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including Target, Arco, Home Depot, Starbucks, Gap, and many, many others.
You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple -- scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to us at a discount. Our families buy the certificates for full face value, redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business…
You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling…
Our school gets a regular source of revenue.
The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.
You can begin to support our school through this program in a few easy steps: