Earn Funds for Our School
Sacred Heart utilizes SCRIP fundraising to earn funds for our school. We purchase hundreds of local and national retail gift cards at a discount of 2-22%, and then we sell those gift cards at face value. We then keep the difference as a fundraiser for the school! Parishioners, school families, and friends of Sacred Heart can purchase the gift cards and use them just like cash for everyday items such as groceries, clothing, prescriptions, gas, household supplies, dining out, travel, and more. The gift cards make excellent gifts as well -- use them for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, etc!
SCRIP cards are sold:
- in the church office on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- in the church narthex after Masses on the first and third weekend of every month.
In addition, order forms / payment can be dropped off at the church office on Tuesday - Thursday and picked up the following day.
Purchasing SCRIP cards can also help you earn TUITION CREDIT for your children / grandchildren at Sacred Heart School. When you purchase SCRIP cards, Sacred Heart School earns a small percentage of each sale (average of 4% of the retail value). Those earned funds will be split between the school (as a fundraiser) and you (in the form of tuition credit). Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started with your online account set up. Many cards can be immediately emailed to you or will appear in your Scrip Wallet app. For more information on the tuition credit option, visit our Tuition page.
In just over a year of offering tuition credit based on SCRIP purchases, our school families requesting tuition rebates purchased nearly $225,000 worth of SCRIP Cards and earned a combined total of $5,000+ in tuition credit with another $5,000 earned for Sacred Heart School!
Purchasing SCRIP cards is one of the easiest ways for your family to support Sacred Heart School, and it doesn't cost you anything more than you already planned to spend! The SCRIP program plays an important role in our school fundraising. Since its inception in November of 2007, we've sold over $3 MILLION in SCRIP cards, with a profit of over $140,000 for our school!! This program is run by volunteers, and 100% of the proceeds go to Sacred Heart. Thank you to the many school and parish families and friends of Sacred Heart who continue to purchase SCRIP cards!
"I have been using SCRIP cards for over 2 years now. The program has saved our family almost $1,500 on tuition costs! They are easy to use and the mobile app allows me to purchase them when we are on the go. We use them for everyday things like gas, clothing and groceries. Half of the rebate goes towards our tuition credit and the other half goes to the school. It's a win-win!"
"I love the SCRIP program because I am already spending money at these establishments, so why not utilize this program and help take money off our tuition and help the church/school out as well."
"SCRIP has saved my family on average around $300 off tuition each year. My favorite part of SCRIP is the electronic cards and reloads that deliver directly to your phone in a matter of minutes. I purchase almost all of my SCRIP cards online except for the local businesses which can't offer them online. I love the extra bonuses that SCRIP does from time to time. It is a little different at first but once you get in the routine of using SCRIP cards, it really is easy and it's a win-win for families and Sacred Heart."
"The SCRIP program has definitely benefited our family. Every time I use a scrip card- it is money back in my pocket! The savings is definitely worth the time it takes to purchase cards, whether purchasing physical cards or electronic cards. Initially it may not seem like much to only get a savings of $1.00 with your purchase but over the course of the year it adds up! Over the last two years, we have saved almost $1,000 on tuition!
We use SCRIP cards to purchase weekly budgeted items we have to buy anyway, such as groceries and gas, as well as special items or meals. When my kids ask to stop and get fast food, they ask, “Mom, what SCRIP cards do we have?”. We even planned our entire Disney World trip and Disney Cruise on SCRIP Cards- including air fare, hotels and the Cruise and Disney World tickets.
The physical cards work just like a regular gift card while the e-cards can be scanned on your phone. Both are easy to use!
My advice for those new to SCRIP would be to use the online App! It is a long process to get set up, but once you are completely set up, it is so easy to order and it will become second nature to check for SCRIP cards. If you like to have physical cards- get a card holder to keep your cards organized and easily accessible.
If you are wanting to start- I would suggest getting your groceries and gas on SCRIP and start seeing the savings!"
How the Funds are Used
The school portion of funds earned through the SCRIP card program are used in a number of ways at Sacred Heart School, supporting many resources for our students:
- Rosetta Stone Spanish software
- Technology & WiFi capabilities for school offices and classrooms
- Headphones and microphones for school chromebooks
- "Trade books" for various classrooms
- Electric pencil sharpeners for K-8
- Books for PreK-8 classroom libraries
- Mass music books for students
- Classroom games and toys
- Copy machine
In addition to the 75+ retailer SCRIP cards that are kept in stock through the parish, there are thousands of SCRIP cards available through special order. These cards may be special-ordered, and will arrive within 7-10 days on average. If you see a card that you want, please let us know and we'll get it for you! Check out the list and see for yourself.