St. John is pleased to participate in the Scrip program. Scrip means "substitute money." Gift cards are sold at face value for numerous retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, and more. St. John receives a percentage in return. For school families, a portion of the discount earned is applied to a school family as tuition credit for the next year's tuition, and the remainder is applied toward the school’s Tuition Assistance Fund. Families who do not have a child attending St. John Lutheran School can choose to allocate the family portion for either a specific current family or for the general Tuition Assistance Fund.
The effectiveness of Scrip is simple: families generate revenue through purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with Scrip. An organization of approximately 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars per year on food, clothing and other essentials. If these families use scrip for these purchases, they can raise as much as $40,000 to $80,000 per year for their organization - without spending an additional penny! For more information, visit www.glscrip.com,
Scrip cards are generally available for purchase at St. John on Monday and Friday mornings throughout the school year.