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., and 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 have purchased nearly $225,000 worth of SCRIP Cards and have 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!
How the Funds are Used
The funds earned through the SCRIP card program are used in a number of ways at Sacred Heart School:
- Rosetta Stone Spanish software
- Technology & WiFi capabilities for school offices and classrooms
- LCD projectors
- Headphones and microphones for school laptops
- "Trade books" for various classrooms
- Electric pencil sharpeners for K-8
- Computer monitors
- Books for PreK-8 classroom libraries
- Mass music books for students
- Classroom games and toys
- Copy / fax 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.