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Tired of selling pizza, candy bars, and magazine subscriptions? Learn how buying and using gift cards can raise funds for Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.
When Blessed Sacrament families purchase gift cards, they're purchasing negotiable gift certificates that are used just like cash. The gift card is issued by the national and local retailers where many of our families already shop. These merchants want to support non-profit organizations, and in return ask you to support them by shopping with gift cards at their businesses. Families can use gift cards to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, they earn revenue for Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.
How gift cards generates revenue for you.
The Great Lakes SCRIP center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations to purchase large amounts of gift cards from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. Because the gift card is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School buys the gift card from Great Lakes SCRIP Center at a discount, and re-sells them to families for full face value. The bulk of the discount - from two to fifteen percent or more - is retained by Blessed Sacrament as fundraising revenue.
Gift Cards are "shopping cart fundraising.”
The reason for the effectiveness of gift cards is simple: families generate revenue through purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with gift cards. An organization of 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars per year on food, clothing and other essentials. If these families use gift cards for these purchases, they can raise as much as $40,000 to $80,000 per year for their organization --without spending an additional penny.
Retailers like SCRIP, too.
Families who purchase gift cards actively support the retailers who participate in this program. The reason is simple… they know that buying from a SCRIP participating retailer provides a steady source of revenue for their church, school, or non-profit organization.
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