Major retailers want to give our school money!

“Free money towards tuition”

We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for our school. It’s called “scrip/gift cards,” and it’s the fundraising programs 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 you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including but not limited too, JC Penny, The Gap, Pizza Hut, Walmart/Sams, Red Lobster/Olive Garden, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Burger King, and many, many others. Twisters, Dion’s, Weck’s, Whichwich, and Le Peep’s are local retailers and they give us a 15% discount. To see the full list click here.

You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple – scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, then redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference in revenue. And scrip is exciting because everybody wins:

  • The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business
  • We get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling
  • Our school gets a regular source of revenue.
  • You can get 1/2% of your rebate towards your tuition!! Free $$

The beauty of scrip/gift cards 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/gift cards at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip/gift cards can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline, and even dining out.

An additional bonus is that you can have part of the percentage go to help pay your Technology Fee, Tuition, Extended Care, Playground, or a variety of other areas.

You can pick up SCRIP from 9-4 during the week in the church offices, place an order online or fill out an order form and turn it in to the school office if it is in stock you can pick it up the next day. Any special order will be ordered Monday and would be available Wednesday/ Thursday.

You must create a SCRIP account to participate. Please click here to download the form. Then all you need to do is fill it out and bring it back to the office.

It is easy to set up an account but if you have any questions about the program you may contact Karen Kolke at 206-0906 or email


The Christ Lutheran Church and School scrip/gift card program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program.