What is SCRIP?
It’s a program that works while you shop!

Scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Over 300 retailers participate in our scrip program including; JCPenney, Old Navy, Bath & Body, The Gap, Shell, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, Bob Evans, Cracker Barrel, Walmart, and many more.

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. Families like yours, buy the certificates for full face value, you redeem them for full face value.

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
  • You receive a benefit in the form of:
    • *tuition credits
      *cash rebate
      *contribution to Community Christian School or First Baptist Church

The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular shopping dollars to work. You earn money for tuition, registration and many other school related costs without spending anything you wouldn’t normally spend. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.

How does SCRIP Work?

You come in to purchase a $10 gift certificate from Kohl’s. You pay $10 for the certificate. You redeem it at Kohl’s for $10. The discount is given when Community Christian School buys the gift certificate from Kohl’s. We then pass the discount on to the parents that buy the certificate in the form of a Scrip Credit.

Our School does a 70/30 split. So the parents receive 70% of the credit and Community Christian School receives 30% to help operate the Scrip Program and the school budget.
Here is an example:
Kohl’s discount is 5%
In one month you purchase $500 of Kohl’s Certificates
The profit would be $25. Your credit after the 70/30 split would be $17.50. In one year you could earn $210.00 just from making your purchases with scrip certificates.

To order Scrip, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding scrip, please email Cheryl Hesser at

Community Christian School | 20035 Quesada Ave, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 | Phone: 941 625-8977 | Fax: 941 625-1735

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