Join Us In Raising Funds for St Stephen’s Consider using the Scrip Gift Card Program which has earned more than $800 over four months. This is easy to use and can be done from home if you choose. Order the cards on Sunday and you will receive them the following Sunday. Information is available at the back of the church.

Major Retailers Want To Give St Stephen’s Money!

We are pleased to share some exciting news about a new fundraising program for our church. It is called “scrip,” and it is 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 are the same gift cer- tificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including J.C. Penney, The Gap, Shell, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, Nob Hill, 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 church at a discount. Member families buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our church keeps the difference as reve- nue. 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 church 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 church 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.

We’ll be holding a brief information meeting about our new scrip program after the 10 am service every Sunday through September, and we urge you to attend. We’ll go over all of facts about scrip, provide enrollment forms, and answer your questions.

Please see Caroline Conway during Fellowship Hour or contact her directly to ask questions, to learn how to order on-line, or to place your order. caroline_buckner2002(at sign)yahoo.com or 408 356 7190