Dear Sequoyah Parents,

We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for our organization. It’s called “scrip”, and it’s the fundraising program 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 that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including JCPenney, The Gap, Shell, Pizza Hut, Safeway and Giant and many, many others.

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, they redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:

·The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business…

·You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling

·Our school gets a regular source of revenue.

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

You can participate in the program in 3 easy steps:

All you have to do is go to:

Click “Join a Scrip Program”

The next step will be to enter in the enrollment code: 4B66LCLL16263

After that, you are all set!

Families can either send in a check with their order forms or they can submit their orders online and set themselves up with “Presto Pay” through the website, where it’s a direct debit from their checking account. I cannot fulfill orders until I have payment. Once the cards come in families will be notified and can arrange to pick up their gift cards!

This is year-long fundraiser. Orders will be placed every other Monday beginning January 12th. Orders should come in and be ready for pick up the following Friday.


Tina Webb
SES GLScrip Fundraising Chair