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- Monday 8am - Noon
- Tuesday - Thursday 8:30am - Noon
- SALES in the Hession Center 8 - 9am (summer 8:30am - 9:30am)
- Friday 9am - Noon (summer 9:30am - Noon)
- Peggy Lehn and Madonna Ryan - 260.969.4027
What does SCRIP stand for?
The high yielding fund-raiser that costs you nothing - AND earns credit for you!
What is SCRIP?
SCRIP is a fundraising program. We purchase gift cards for products and services at a discount and sell them to you for full value. The discount becomes profit for the parish and you – 50% of the profit goes to the parish and 50% goes to you.
How is the profit used?
Twice a year (January & June), Credit Vouchers are issued showing the amount of credit that you have earned from purchasing SCRIP. Several options are listed for you to choose from to indicate where you would like to direct your credit. The most popular choice is school tuition including St. Charles, Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers, or even a college of your choice.
THE PARISH’S 50%
The parish has used its share of the profit in many ways. Currently it is being used to help pay for our new Kindergarten addition. Previous projects have included the building of a new Rectory, Parish Office renovations, Automatic Defibrillators, Softball field fencing, security systems and many others. SCRIP profit allows the parish to make many necessary updates without straining the budget or conducting fund raising drives.
*SCRIP credits do not expire!
How can I buy SCRIP?
SCRIP can be purchased in the following ways:
- School Orders – Send your order in to school with your student on Monday or Friday mornings. The order will be filled and sent home with your student at the end of the school day.
- Friday Sales* – Every Friday morning from 8-9 am in the Hession Center. (Thursday if there is no school on Friday.)
- Saturday Sales* - In the back vestibule of church after the 5 pm Mass.
- Sunday Sales* - In the back vestibule of church after the 9 am Mass & before the 11 am Mass. In a hurry? Drop a completed order form in the mailboxes marked “SCRIP”, located on both sides of the main entrance, before the 9 am Mass; and pick-up your filled order at the end of Mass.
- Collection Basket – Drop an order in the collection basket. Your order will be filled and ready for pick-up on Monday after 2 pm.
- Phone Orders – You can always call and leave an order on the answering machine. The order will be filled during our next office hours and available by 2 pm that day.
- Mail Orders – Mail in an order and it will be filled as soon as we receive it. You can then pick it up at the Parish Office or have it returned to you by mail. (You assume the responsibility for order lost in the mail.)
*Cash Carry style purchasing.
**Order forms are available on the "SCRIP Profit" board in the back of church or can be downloaded here. (this document is legal size - 8.5x14)
How do I pay?
We prefer check or cash at the time that you place your order. If you place an order by phone, payment is expected when you pick-up your order. If you place a “special order”, payment is expected at the time you place your order.
What is a special order?
St. Charles SCRIP program is unique in that we carry a large inventory, making it possible for you to receive the gift cards, in most cases, immediately. However, it is impossible to predict everyone’s needs. Therefore, we encourage you to plan ahead. If you are planning to purchase a large item and need more that $200 of a certain item, try to let us know in advance. That way, we will order that item especially for you, guaranteeing that you receive the entire amount of product you need. Other items are available but not carried in our inventory due to the infrequency that it is ordered. These items are marked on the order from with $$.
Finally, there are many items not listed on our order form because the merchant is not located in the Fort Wayne area. Any of these products can also be purchased with advance notice. A complete list of certificates that are available can be found at glscrip.com or requested from one of the SCRIP coordinators.
We place our order for new inventory shortly after 9 am on Monday mornings. Please call before that time to place a special order.
Kroger issues a reloadable card. The card is initially purchased from SCRIP for $50. SCRIP records the number and keeps track of how much you have reloaded and the profit that it generated from monthly reports sent by Kroger. You reload the card at the any Kroger or Scotts. It can be used for groceries, gas and prescriptions.
Kohl’s allows you to pay your charge at the store using Kohl’s gift cards. What could be easier! Shop and then purchase the SCRIP gift cards to pay off your bill. Enjoy the easy of shopping and the benefits of SCRIP credit.
The order forms change often, each time we add or lose a merchant. So, make sure you have a fairly current form when placing an order. Be sure to check out an order form to see that you can use SCRIP for nearly everything!
Still have questions? Feel free to contact the SCRIP office or one of the coordinators today. SCRIP is like free money for the parish and for you. The more participation we have in this amazing fund-raising program, the more things the parish can do. Consider using SCRIP today!