What is scrip?
Scrip is a term that means "substitute money". When you purchase scrip, you're purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for Congregation Emanu El.
How scrip generates revenue for Congregation Emanu El
Our supplier acts on behalf of temples, schools and other non profit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Congregation Emanu El buys the scrip at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount from two to fifteen percent or more - is our revenue.
Scrip is "shopping cart fundraising"
Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don't have to sell anything. Our congregants produce revenue by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip. Check out the link at the bottome of this page, there is something for everyone on your list!
Think, think, think...
Think SCRIP! Buy it, Use it!
Scrip can be purchased through the temple office or using the shopwithscrip.com website.
How does it work? By signing up at shopwithscrip.com, you can choose the scrip cards you want from the latest list. Your scrip cards will be delivered to the Temple office once a week. Many retailers allow ScripNow which lets you print out your scrip from your own printer, instantly! Not only that, but many cards can be reloaded instantly online.
With the PrestoPay program at shopwithscrip.com, you can pay for scrip with a deduction from your checking account easily and securely. A 15¢ fee applies to each transaction no matter how much scrip you purchase.
Interested in learning more about the online scrip program?
Your contributions to our synagogue are always greatly appreciated! For your convenience, we have made it possible to download the donation form online. Please mail this form to the temple with your check enclosed. Of course, you are still welcome to call the temple office to make your donations.
Thank you so much for your generosity!