Contact: Marlo Boyce
Spend the Same, While Giving Back to Our School
The Scrip Program offers Holmes Elementary the opportunity to establish an ongoing means of raising funds without asking supporters to spend any more money than they already do in their daily routine.
Instead of asking you to spend additional money on items you may not want or need, Scrip enables you to help our fundraising efforts whenever you make your normal, everyday purchases. Scrip consists of gift certificates from local and national merchants and is used in their stores just like cash. When the certificates are purchased from our organization, our school earns a percentage of every purchase made with Scrip. In essence, local and national merchants are rewarding your loyalty by making contributions back to our school! Now, money that will be spent anyway is generating financial support for our organization's programs, computers, audio/visual equipment, and various building needs.
If you are interested in purchasing scrip gift cards contact Marlo Boyce or look for it to be sold at school events.
Learn more about Scrip...
Many of you ask, "How does SCRIP work?" SCRIP, which stands for "substitute money", comes in paper certificates or plastic cards. When you shop, use the SCRIP just like cash at many of the area's local and national retail stores. That's how simple this program is.
Instead of asking you to purchase items you may not want, SCRIP allows you to raise funds for the school by buying the things you need, like groceries and gasoline. The merchants on our list contribute anywhere between one and one-half to twenty percent of every purchase made with SCRIP to help fund Holmes PTA programs. For instance, if you purchase $100 in Groceries at VONS a week (using VONS Scrip), for forty weeks, you would generate $160 for our school.
$100 x 40 weeks = $4,000; $4,000 @ 4% profit = $160
When you use SCRIP for more items, like dining out, gifts, office supplies, clothing, and household needs, and the potential funds for our program is limitless!